Unfortunately they couldn’t call the Dacia Bigster Concept a Dacia Yeti.
Right now it seems like two things are selling well: premium and value-for-money. We don’t need to say too much about premium. It is about good quality, a good badge, stately design and a great look. And if possible, some technological innovations. Brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are doing very well.
On the other we can see the value-for-money brands. We consciously don’t say ‘budget’. The times of real budget cars has been behind us for a while. Think of the South Korean brands, Skoda and also Dacia. Lots of cars for a reasonable price. Apparently we can be encouraged to do so.
The brands also look closely at each other. That is evident with the Dacia Bigster Concept. This is a study for a new crossover. It is not a successor to the Duster, but an extra model in the range. The Dacia Bigster should, as the name suggests, above it.
Dacia Bigster Concept
If we look at the dimensions, the Dacia Bigster Concept is slightly more compact than the Skoda Kodiaq. The Bigster is 4.60 meters long, 10 centimeters shorter than the huge Skoda crossover. The basis of the Bigster is the CMF-B platform. There are a lot of cars from the Renault-Nissan alliance on it, such as the Clio, Captur, Juke, Note, Sandero and Logan.
Dacia does ‘a Skoda’ in that regard. They take the platform one segment lower, extend the wheelbase to accommodate a larger car. For example, (as an example) the Skoda Scala is made up of B-segment components, but the car offers the space of a C-segmenter for a price that is in between. It’s no different with the Bigster.
Study model (still)
As the name of the Dacia Bigster Concept suggests, it is a study model. The intention is to develop the car into a production model. Broadly speaking, the model will come across, minus all the fun exciting details such as the grille lighting, huge wheels, separate rear lights and bizarre bumpers. There is not a word yet about the available engines.
We count on various petrol engines, with or without 48V support. A Dacia Bigster with a hybrid or plug-in hybrid seems almost indispensable. Certainly not since parent company Renault has the technical ‘e-tech’ technology in house. We do know that it should be a seven-seater.
Introduction Dacia Bigster
The French Romanians are taking their time for the Dacia crossover. The Bigster is planned for 2025. Even before the Bigster comes on the market, two cars in the B segment are planned for 2022 and 2024.
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