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    Official: Dacia challenging Andros Trophy with new Lodgy MPV ice racer
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    Typically when an automaker makes a new rally car – whether for gravel, sand, snow or ice – it's based on... well, a car. Usually a hatchback, like the Subaru Impreza, Citroën DS3 or Volkswagen Polo. Lately, some have been going a different route with crossover-based rally cars, ...

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    Report: Nissan moves on plans to revive Datsun nameplate as budget sub-brand
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    Plans are reportedly progressing to bring back Datsun. Wait, what? Wasn't Datsun just the name of Nissan before it became Nissan? Why yes, yes it was. But the Japanese automaker is – as we initially reported back in July – planning on dipping back into its own history to launch a ...

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    Official: Dacia unleashes 850-hp GT-R-powered Duster "No Limit" Pikes Peak challenger
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    Dacia sends its racing team out in winters to drift across ice and snow for the Andros Trophy. But when the summer rolls around, even the snow on the French Alps begins to thaw. What's an ice racing team to do? Why, head to Pikes Peak, of course. The international hill climb event is coming ...

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    Dacia Duster teased preparing for Pikes Peak assault
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    North American audiences may not be familiar with the name Dacia. It's Renault's Romanian budget brand, and a particular favorite of Top Gear's James May. But beyond its no-frills road cars, Dacia has also followed its parent company's lead in establishing a name for itself in motorsport ...

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    Renault rolls out special Dacia Duster just for French ski instructors
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    Skiing the French Alps is something you'd likely associate with a luxury lifestyle. Dacia, on the other hand, is a budget brand. In other words, diametric opposites, you might think – until you recall that it's the Dacia Duster that's been challenging for France's Andros Trophy ice racing ...

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    Video: How not to judge your speed in a car jump attempt
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    Planning on attempting a ramp jump in an automobile? We have a tip for you: Don't use a Dacia 1310. Why? Apparently it can build up too much speed, causing you and your co-driver to overshoot your landing area. Either that, or you need to reconsider your high school math skills... Check out ...

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    Dacia Duster to tackle Pikes Peak with 850-hp Nissan GT-R engine?
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    Dacia Duster Andros Trophy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We know that looks like snow in the picture above, but imagine all that white stuff as the winding circuit that ascends Pikes Peak instead. The legendary (and brutal) Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been dominated ...

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    Video: Banned Dacia Duster advert is funny, strange
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    Banned Dacia Duster ad – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Let's just start by saying that the ad in the video after the jump contains some not-so-safe-for-work language and a couple of crude body gestures. Dacia evidently worked up an ad for its Duster that was intended to ...

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    Renault unveils Sandero Stepway concept in Brazil
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    Renault Sandero Stepway Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've ever heard of the Dacia Sandero, it's probably from Clarkson teasing James May about it on Top Gear. The no-nonsense, bare-bones hatchback – sold alternatively as a Renault in markets where its budget ...

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    Darkness Follows: Renault's Dacia brand launches Black Line
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    Dacia Logan, Logan MCV and Sandero Black Line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    These days it seems like every color is being claimed for one cause or another. Medical research has laid claim to a few (pink and yellow come to mind), but so has the automotive industry: red for ...

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    WSJ: Renault pondering return to North America
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    Dacia Duster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Renault hasn't been in the US market since 1987, the year the Alliance and the Encore stopped trickling out of AMC factories. Few have missed the French automaker's presence since it left our shores, though many thought the doors would once ...

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    Dacia shows off new production Duster 4x4
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    Dacia Duster - click above for high-res image gallery
    You know what the problem with Autoblog is? Not enough Romanian cars! To rectify this hateful situation, we present to you the all-new Dacia Duster, a compact SUV that "rewrites the 4x4 rulebook." What that means is that in Europe, most SUVs ...

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    Snow Drift: Dacia Duster debuts for Trophée Andros with Alain Prost
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    Dacia Duster Trophée Andros – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Let's set one thing straight here. The retirement of a leading Formula One driver is often portrayed as some sort of tragedy – for the driver himself especially. But the truth of the matter is that for a ...

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    Spy Shots: Production-ready Dacia crossover spotted?
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    Spy shots of the 2010 Dacia crossover -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    These are said to be pictures of Dacia's coming crossover, caught in a Dacia facility in Romania. Said to be based on the Nissan Qashqai platform and using four wheel drive tech from the Nissan X-Trail, this is another ...

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    REPORT: Dacia could sell in UK after all... if Cash For Clunkers legislation passes
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    If Britain follows Germany's lead and adopts a scrap-your-old-car incentive, it looks like the first company to pounce will could be Romania's Dacia. Renault, which owns Dacia, had planned to launch its brand in the U.K. last summer, but then backtracked. Thankfully, the bargain brand's fortunes ...

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    Dacia Duster concept to spawn production model?
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Dacia Duster Concept
    Say "Duster" to most auto enthusiasts and you're likely to conjure up images of 1970's Plymouth Valiant-based muscle cars, or perhaps the P-bodied Chrysler buzzbins of the Eighties. What doesn't usually come to mind is the very ...

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    Geneva Preview: Dacia Duster concept first from low-cost brand
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Dacia Duster Concept
    Renault's low cost Romanian brand, Dacia, will be unveiling its very first concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Called the Duster, the concept features a crossover-style body with some very interesting styling elements like ...

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    Dacia teases with new concept ahead of Geneva debut
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    Click on the image above to view a gallery of Dacia concept teasers
    If Dacia has managed to establish a name for itself, it has been on no-frills, low-cost vehicles. But Renault's Romanian budget brand is preparing to unveil a new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show that looks poised to blow the ...

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    Renault rolls out F1 edition Dacias in Brazil
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    Click above to view more of the Dacia Sandero F1 edition Oh, this is just precious. We have no problem with Renaultsport rolling out F1-themed versions of its hot hatches because, well, they're pretty hot. Some of the hottest hatches around, actually, it's worth re-iterating. But we can't help but ...

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    Moscow 2008 Preview: Renault Symbol/Thalia
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    Click for a hi-res gallery of the Renault Symbol/Thesis As Russia develops into an increasingly important market for many Asian and European carmakers, the Moscow Motor Show is becoming a more important venue. Alongside such new launches as the Lexus LS460 AWD, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Audi RS6 ...

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