Renault Sandero RS Grand Prix and Duster Extreme concepts show up in Sao Paulo image

The French automaker is well known for using Dacia vehicles branded as its own in certain markets – including South America’s Brazil.

And Dacia shouldn’t be upset because of this decision – the great Sandero in its first generation came from the Brazilian design studio. Now the South Americans are back for more – presenting at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show not one but two prototypes based on Dacia models: the Renault Sandero RS Grand Prix and the Renault Duster Extreme. Let’s discuss them one by one – the Sandero, as the name implies, is an homage to the world of Formula One, with a black shade with gold accents (stripes, door mirror caps). The interior carries the same theme, while under the hood sits a feisty 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine packing 150 hp – the most a Dacia Sandero has had to date.

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Moving on to the even more interesting Duster Extreme, we see it catering to the already very happy offroading fans of the model – with large mud tires and heavily modified bumpers, as well as a dark matte gray finish with red detailing. It gets towing hooks, a winch, a snorkel, and a light bar above the windshield. And there’s even more – increased ground clearance, which is making us wonder if the brand isn’t preparing a special edition in the months to come.