by Maxime Cannesson - Event

#GIMS2015: Dacia celebrates its ten-year success story at Geneva

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Dacia is celebrating a ten-year-long success story that started with the release of Logan in 2005 across Europe and the Mediterranean Rim. There's a lot new at the Dacia stand, starting with the anniversary party trimmings.

Anniversary limited editions across the range

The first thing the visitor notices is that all the vehicles at the Dacia stand (except for Dokker Van) sport a new Cosmos Blue body colour (in a nod to Dacia's historical brand colour), echoed by décor features in the same colour inside the passenger compartment.

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To go with the smart new Cosmos Blue body, Anniversary Special Edition models also get special design features and generous equipment. You'll notice the metallic grey wing mirrors and the aluminium wheels with “dark metal” finish, for example. The equipment is based on the Lauréate trim level, with (depending on the country): air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, and electric windows front and rear. In Europe, there's also the new-generation Media-Nav system (in some countries), with Bluetooth and USB connectors , satnav, TMC (Traffic Message Channel) and the AHA application. The modernized interface is in colour with new icons.

Limited-edition models are available across the range with no restriction on engine choice, and this also applies to 4X2 and 4X4 Duster versions. In addition, there's an exceptional offer including insurance pack, free puncture assistance, and anti-thefts nuts, on top of the Dacia 3 year / 100,000 km warranty.

Dacia Duster available with TCe 125 4WD engine

Duster Depending on the country, people are used to seeing the four-wheel-drive Duster with the 105 bhp 1.6v petrol engine or the 110 bhp dCi diesel unit. But at the Geneva Motor Show, Duster is there with a TCe125 engine that implements Stop&Start technology with braking energy recovery. This supple, responsive latest-generation petrol engine will delight visitors to the Motor Show, many of whom will no doubt be seeing themselves at the wheel along the mountain roads and tracks in the neighbouring Swiss countryside, where power and pullaway are crucial factors. With its three modes, Duster can cope with pretty much anything: 4X2 mode is for roads in good condition and Auto mode for automatic switching on the basis of actual grip conditions, while Lock mode addresses the more adventurous spirits driving on rough or low-grip surfaces (snow, mud, sand, etc.).

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