Renault and Dacia will be headed to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in a big way, with a new concept car from the French company and an all-new Duster from its Romanian budget brand. The new concept is particularly exciting, as Renault's press release mentions a "new brand identity." We can also count on this car being a bit higher on the luxury scale than Renault's traditional offerings.

Dacia's new Duster will have big shoes to fill when it hits the spotlights of Frankfurt. The current Duster (pictured), a small, handsomely rugged CUV, was introduced in 2010, and has been a critical hit in Great Britain, Russia, and India (where it's called the Renault Duster). It's also been a smash with customers, becoming Renault's best-selling global model.

Both the new Duster and Renault's latest concept will hit the stage in Frankfurt on September 10.
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Renault and Dacia welcome you to the press days at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show on 10th and 11th September. Highlights will include new products, a press conference and interviews with company executives.

World reveal of a Renault concept car
Presentation of New Dacia Duster
Renault press conference on Tuesday 10th September at 1.30 pm
New location in Hall 8 for the Renault and Dacia stands


This year's Frankfurt show will be an ideal opportunity to find out more about new developments:

Renault will be unveiling several key models featuring the new brand identity. The wraps will come off the latest concept car embodying Renault's vision of the premium automobile. The show will also be an opportunity for visitors to see the six concept cars in the lifecycle design strategy together for the very first time.

The electric vehicle range will be on display, including ZOE, launched recently in Germany.
Innovation and motor sport will be in the limelight. The new Energy range engine will be presented alongside the recently unveiled Energy F1 2014 engine.

New Duster will be the star on the Dacia stand.

The members of the Renault Group Executive Committee will be present for the two press days:

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group
Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer
Jérôme Stoll, EVP, Sales & Marketing and Light Commercial Vehicles
Philippe Klein, EVP, Corporate Planning, Product Planning & Programs
Jean-Michel Billig, EVP, Engineering and Quality
Thierry Bolloré, EVP, Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Stefan Mueller, EVP, Chairman of Europe Region
Several highlights are planned, including:

Tuesday 10th September, 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm: Renault press conference with Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer, and Laurens Van Den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design
The press conference will be broadcast live on the www.renault.com website and the www.media.renault.com media site.

Experts on all the products and topics presented will also be on hand to answer questions on the latest Renault and Dacia news.

New locations in Hall 8

Renault: Hall 8 – Stand D10
Dacia: Hall 8 – Stand D24
See you in Frankfurt on 10th September.


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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the look of the Duster.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure why, but this design looks like something from Yugo in the 1980s
      RonMcCord
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Duster is selling in droves here in Colombia S America. I think it would do well in the United States as well physically it looks different then the typical cuv, looks almost rugged without trying to hard. It is a cheaply made vehicle though would have to be improved in that area to make it to Usa
        Dan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RonMcCord
        They seemed to be selling well in the Czech Republic, too, from what I saw. However, the US market doesn\'t suffer cheaply made vehicles as readily, particularly when trying to pass Federal standards. There are other offerings sold in the US which, although more expensive in other markets, would be direct competition here. Plus, there\'s the whole rigamarole of launching a brand without any foundation in the US upon which to build (not like launching Alfa on Chrysler\'s existing network, more like Mahindra\'s failed attempt), and the rationale probably doesn\'t exist to try the US market.
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        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yet again, you're incorrec. Dacia sold cars officially in the UK for roughly two and half years between 1982 and 1985. They sold the Duster (a rebadged ARO 10) and the Denim (itself a then-defunct Renault 12) but eventually left the UK market due to sluggish sales. A always, your intrinsic motoring knowledge of the UK market is abysmal and you consistently regurgitate various sales chart of some description in parrot fashion with no comprehensive rationale and often sensationalist assumptions. In short - stop making blasé statements which are factually incorrec because you're not old enough to offer any realistic insight or history of the British market. Thank you.
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Not interested, Aaron. I only comment based on factual knowledge, not sensationalism or conjecture. But Reggie invariably brings a sales chart into any discussion, irrrespective of relevance.
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          @aatbloke1967
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        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        Furthermore - and I suspect you're oblivious to this as well - Ford were due to market Lincoln in the UK and Europe from December 1998 with the LS. Europeanised prototypes were testing - they wore smoked rear lights like the later facelifted US model - and Ford were issuing sales literature and taking orders do it at the Birmingham NEC show in October 1998. Three weeks prior to the launch of Lincoln, Ford bought Volvo and scrapped the project, instead utilising Volvo as its premium branding in Europe - or so Ford's muted but official statement conveyed at the time.
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          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Seriously are you stupid. Nobody is contending the fact Dacia sell in the UK. The issue lies with the fact you stated it was the first time. That statement is simply untrue.
      Radu
      • 1 Year Ago
      EN: " - GOOD NEWS !!! The new Duster will be released on right hand drive markets - And now the news " RO: Ha ha ha :) Mai fac si romanashii nostrii ceva bun. Pacat ca toti banii se duc la Paris si nu la Pitesti. Dar decat pentru coruptii nostrii, mai bine pentru coruptii lor. Ha ha ha. Hai Romania !
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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Once again, a new-ish looking front end stuck onto an otherwise boring body shell.
        Cosmin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        So great to hear you think the front end looks new-ish ! This is actually the current model.
      Jay Temkar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Duster have huge sell in India...it is the only successful Renault product in India.....
      Amit Sharma
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dacia Duster has been named as one of the most successful SUV of Indian market of 2012.It has been launched with the name of Renault Duster. http://www.cardekho.com/carmodels/Renault/Renault_Duster
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