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January 19, 2021

Dacia to launch Grand Duster seven-seater

Renault Group Romanian unit Dacia will launch a seven-seat SUV, bigger than the Duster, in the "predictable" future, Profit.ro reported, citing sources.

By Olly Wehring

Renault Group Romanian unit Dacia will launch a seven-seat SUV, bigger than the Duster, in the “predictable” future, Profit.ro reported, citing sources.

The company hasn’t officially confirmed this information, romania-insider.com added.

Dacia will launch the new model before the new Bigster SUV which Renault recently showed off as a concept.

The Grand Duster is said to share many elements with the new generation Sandero and Logan due on sale this year, the reports said.

It was developed on the new Renault Group CMF-B platform, shared by the redesigned Sandero and Logan.

Last week, Renault presented a new SUV concept called Dacia Bigster, which will be 4.6m long and is not set for launch until 2025.

Dacia is also set to replace the current Lodgy and Logan MCV and launch a new generation Duster.

Within four years, Dacia will have three SUVs plus a crossover, the Sandero Stepway, in its model line.

According to GlobalData’s Product Lifecycle Database, the aged HJD series Duster was likely be replaced by mid-2021. There would likely be a hybrid and/or plug-in hybrid variant with the next generation models expected to use the Alliance’s CMF-B architecture.

A facelift was expected in Q3 2025 with production out to Q2 2029.

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