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Dacia’s UK boss wants a sports car in the brand’s lineup

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Dacia's UK boss wants a sports car in the brand's lineup

Dacia’s UK boss Thierry Sybord said he would like the budget brand’s lineup to include a two seater sports car.

UK’s managing director told Auto Express magazine that his dream is to add a two seater sports car to the lineup. “In my opinion a sports car is exactly what we need. Like the original Alpine, it would be simple, affordable and most of all fun to drive – it’s not necessarily about going fast,” Sybord was quoted as saying by Auto Express.

Last month, Dacia’s owner Renault and Caterham have announced a joint venture to revive the Alpine name and develop a range of future sports cars. However, there are no plans for Dacia to benefit from that partnership.

“The new Alpine platform will be way too expensive for Dacia. It would have to be based on a development of the Logan chassis, like all Dacias. It would use a similar philosophy to the original MX-5 but be cheaper,” Sybord added.

Dacia’s UK boss said the ideal range for him would include the Duster, Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Lodgy and a sporty model aimed at younger customers. Currently, Dacia only sells the Duster, the Sandero and the Sandero Stepway in the UK.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - filed under Dacia, News, Renault. Image credit: .
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