Dacia Predicts 8 New Releases by 2015

Romanian car manufacturer Dacia plans the release of no less than 8 new models and facelifts by 2015. Among the newcomers, at least one will be a completely new design, probably a low-cost city car called Citadine, which will have a price tag of about EUR5,000.

The mini-Dacia will have four seats and four doors, with visual elements taken from Logan and the second generation Renault Clio. The reduced price of the new model is due to the design and the use of components from other models. The engine powering the Citadine will be a 1.2-liter one borrowed from the Renault Twingo.

The launch of the first Dacia SUV at this year's auto show in Geneva is a clear sign that the Romanian brand is aiming at the international market. The brand enjoyed positive criticism and increased popularity all over the world, particularly in South American markets where it's sold with a Renault badge.

Dacia vice-president, Constantin Stroe, stated that "Dacia will present a new model every year and in 2012 you will see extremely interesting things coming off the assembly line at the plant in Mioveni."

Groupe Renault's commercial director in Romania, Fabrice Cambolive, mentioned that "work is being done on the future Logan range, with the first model expected to enter the market in two or three years."

French manufacturer Renault released a computer-generated photo of a mid-sized, 4.7 meters long model code-named X52, that Dacia could make. A van could be launched in 2013 and a facelift for the Duster compact SUV will be released in 2014, along with a pick-up. A successor for the Sandero model could be released in 2015.
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