SUV Dacia Duster could be sold in the U.S.

SUV Dacia Duster could be sold in the U.S.

Renault is studying various options to see if it's time to start marketing its low-cost vehicles in North America and Southeast Asia, said Gerard Detourbet, head of the Logan program, quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

Detourbet Gerard said that the way the SUV Dacia Duster will be received in Europe and other markets where the launch will matter more in making decisions related to expansion into new territories. Detourbet says that Renault did not come so far in South East Asia for various reasons, but this will change the future and territories will be covered eventually. The representative said that Renault is considering, and return to the U.S. market, but this is very dependent on the commercial success of Duster's SUV in Europe.

Renault is no longer present in the United States and Canada since 1987 and has not returned even after filing an alliance with Nissan. Analysts from the WSJ, quoted by Hotnews say that Renault will not enter the U.S. with a single product and a return on the market could do with a whole family of models.

Dacia Duster will be the first product in Mioveni, which are already small volumes of test and then production will be launched in Brazil and probably at the end of 2011 in Russia, the Renault logo. Production capacity of SUV's Dacia Duster could reach a total of 330,000 units a year, of which 150,000 in Romania, 80,000 in Russia and 100,000 in Brazil.

Duster will be launched in spring 2010 in Romania, Turkey, Algeria and Morocco, and the car will be available in June 2010 under the name Renault Ukraine, Middle East and some African countries. In 2011, Renault Duster will be sold in Brazil and the Gulf countries.

Dacia Duster will be 4.31 meters long and 1.82 wide and the ground clearance will be over 20 cm. Machine weight is 1180 kilograms and 1280 kilograms in the 4x2 version 4x4 variant. The launch will offer customers three engine versions: one petrol, 1.6-liter 16V with 110 hp and two 1.5-liter dCi diesel, with power of 85, 105 hp respectively.


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