Dacia Bigster recently broke the covers, digitally. Here's how it may look like in its production guise. Take a look at the renderings here.
Dacia is a Roman carmaker, and it is known across the world for producing some of the most affordable and capable cars. The Renault Duster sold in the Indian market is a rebadged version of Dacia's Duster as well. Recently, Dacia has unveiled its new SUV concept – Bigster, which is expected to be the elder sibling of the Duster that is sold in some international markets. However, it could be a potent Renault Duster replacement in the Indian market as well. While the launch of the production-spec Bigster Concept is still a couple of years away, our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania has rendered the production-spec iteration of the Dacia Bigster Concept.
Interestingly, the designer has managed to render the Dacia Bigster in its production-guise in different paint schemes, which are taken from the colour pallet of Dacia Duster, like the Glacier White and Desert Orange. The Bigster borrows some design elements from the Duster. The upswept kink in the quarter glass and the plastic applique on the front fender are two of the many. From the front, it looks masculine. Thanks to the big and imposing skid plate that comes up to the radiator grille, which itself boasts of a nice design.
On the sides, it gets square-shaped wheel arches that lend it with some macho appeal. Also, the roof rails add to its brute looks and are inspired by the Duster. While the concept model was showcased with humongous alloy wheels, it sits on a set of rather practical wheels in this rendering. Other changes on the production-spec Bigster include road-legal LED headlamps and a functional radiator grille.
Dacia has not yet confirmed what will power the wheels of the Bigster. However, it is expected to come with two engine options - 1.3L turbo-petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel. Both of these engine options are offered on the UK-spec Dacia Duster as well. The turbo-petrol motor puts a rated power output of 150 HP and max torque of 250 Nm. The oil burner, on the other hand, dishes out 116 PS against 260 Nm. The transmission options on the Bigster will include a 6-speed MT and a CVT.