To give us an idea what a totally bad-ass version of the Duster looks like, Romanian car maker Dacia unveiled the Detour concept. Designed by a South African team and unveiled in Johannesburg, the Dacia Duster Detour is what Mad Max would have driven… if there was a recession after the apocalypse.
The highlight of the Dacia Duster Detour styling is a two-tone paint work with pearl yellow and matte grey, as well as raised suspension, 18-inch wheels, tinted windows, and black accents all over the body. There’s also a custom front grill, front guard, and a couple of extra lights, dual exhaust, and a rear diffuser.
The rest of the car is standard Duster, which is to say a practical and affordable SUV with 475 liters of cargo space, and almost no luxury amenities in its base model. The Detour treatment can be offered as an optional package for those customers to may want to spice things up a bit. Mind you, if they liked spice, they wouldn’t have bought the Duster in the first place.
“We’ve had an enormous amount of fun in integrating the key design equipment and eye-catching elements that have gone in to making up the Renault Duster Détour” says Geoffrey Gardiner, Director at Renault Design Central Europe. “Following the introduction of the ground-breaking Renault Duster range in mid-September, the funky, futuristic Détour SUV couldn’t have come at a better time,” Floyd Ramabulana, Product Manager at Renault South Africa. “We’ve received an amazing response from potential buyers who have flooded our website and social network platforms to discover Duster’s line-up. Our dealers are extremely busy organising hundreds of test drives.”