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.
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.