Renault reveals Duster Extreme Concept at Sao Paulo Motor Show

An Extreme concept version of the car we know as the Dacia Duster has been revealed by Renault in Brazil

Renault has lifted the lid on a rugged looking off-road version of its Duster at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Duster is badged as a Dacia in the UK and is one of the cheapest new cars on sale in Britain. However, it's sold as a Renault in developing markets around the world, and this particular one has been given an extensive off-road makeover by Renault's Latin American design division. 

It sits on top of a set of huge, knobbly BF Goodrich off-road tyres wrapped around black centre locking steel wheels. With the big off-road tyres comes a raised ride height, too.

• Best 4x4s and SUVs on sale now

Tough looking black plastic cladding reinforces the wheel arches, and it gets new bumpers front and rear with skid plates as well. There are tow hooks front and back, and the front bumper gets the addition of a winch. A snorkel exhaust runs up to the roof, where there are red and black roof rails and a mounted LED light bar to match the LED headlights.

It’s finished in a red and grey colour scheme, mirrored on the inside of the car thanks to red accents and inserts dotted around the cabin. Aside from these visual touches, the Duster Extreme’s interior is the same as production model’s.

It’s powered by a 141bhp 2.0-litre fuel flex motor that can run on both ethanol and petrol, which is not available on UK Dacia Duster models.

New hot Sandero model and Kwid concept

The Sandero RS Grand Prix is a special edition version Renault’s hottest Sandero, and while it features the same mechanicals and 145bhp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, it gets a paintjob reminiscent of the colour scheme used by the Lotus Renault Formula 1 team. There’s also the Kwid Outsider – a tougher looking version of Renault’s crossover for developing markets.

Should Dacia offer a Duster along the lines of the Extreme concept in the UK? Let us know in the comments...

Recommended

Cheapest cars on sale 2021
cheapest cars header
Best cars & vans

Cheapest cars on sale 2021

Not looking to splash the cash and in need of a new car bargain? Then look no further as we list the cheapest cars on sale in the UK right now  
29 Jan 2021
Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2021
Best small SUVS
SUVs

Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2021

There's a huge range of crossovers and small SUVs on the market today. These are our top ten picks
8 Jan 2021
Dacia Duster review
Dacia Duster ford
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster review

The Dacia Duster is better than ever, and is possibly the best value SUV you can buy
28 Oct 2020
New Dacia Duster Bi-Fuel 2020 review
Dacia Duster

New Dacia Duster Bi-Fuel 2020 review

Is a petrol-LPG car a good choice in the UK? We drive the new Dacia Duster Bi-Fuel SUV to find out…
24 Jun 2020

Most Popular

Euro 7 standards: EU considers lifetime surveillance of every new car
UK Motorway
News

Euro 7 standards: EU considers lifetime surveillance of every new car

Cars could feed data to the EU every second they are being driven; rules could also force hybrids into EV mode, while MoT test results could be affect…
5 Mar 2021
Hyundai Tucson vs Lexus NX
Hyundai Tucson vs Lexus NX
Car group tests

Hyundai Tucson vs Lexus NX

Can the new Hyundai Tucson compete against the Lexus NX in the premium SUV sector?
6 Mar 2021
UK-based Arrival reveals electric panel van with modular battery system
Arrival electric van
News

UK-based Arrival reveals electric panel van with modular battery system

Arrival’s electric van will hit UK roads this summer, with a modular battery pack and maximum payload of almost two tonnes
5 Mar 2021