A small independent German automaker, Travec, has recently announced that a new SUV, based on the Dacia Duster low-cost model, will be hit the market in 2012, using the engine, all-wheel drive system and parts of the interior design from the Romanian vehicle.
According to the independent manufacturer, the new Dacia Duster based SUV will be named Tecdrah TTi and it will be equipped with the “Romanian” 1.5 dCi diesel engine, which is delivering 90 horsepower, with the all-wheel drive system available, along with the entry-level 1.6 liter 16V unit for the front-wheel drive version.
Travec says that its Tecdrah TTI can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 14.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 148 km/h while burning just 5.3 liters of fuel every 100 kilometers.
“The Tecdrah TTi closes the gap between recreational vehicles and SUVs. The design is based on icons from the existing range of recreational and off-road vehicles. The designer Sergey Nougnyi has an aura of timeless and used oriented plastic outer which gives the Tecdrah a distinctive style. The Techdrah is the vehicle for the nice: as a rental, recreational or commercial vehicle, with high ground clearance and low maintenance costs”, as the small German automaker says on its official website.
The new Travec Tecdrah TTi is 4.185 mm long and 1.800 mm tall. Even if Travec didn’t officially announce its prices for the Tecdrah TTi, it’s estimated that the Duster based SUV will cost 13.000 euros for the 1.6 liter 16V, 4×2 entry-level, while the diesel will be priced at around 18.000 euros.