[YesAuto] The current Pope Francis I has been known for being close to the people and frugal since he was elected in 2013. Recently, Dacia, an automobile manufacturer from Romania in Eastern Europe, donated a customized SUV, Duster, to the Pope.
The Dacia brand was founded in 1966. It is a very friendly and pragmatic brand in Europe. It was merged into the Renault Group in 1999. At present, Dacia's product line is mainly concentrated in the field of small cars. With the hardware technology and ultra-low price from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, it attracts consumers' attention.
How low is the ultra-low price? The Duster is the most expensive model in the Dacia series, with a starting price of less than 10,000 pounds, which is only half of the Nissan Qashqai that is about the same size and uses the same power system. And for less than £10,000, you can't even buy the minimum allocation of POLO or Carnival.
Duster is mainly marked with Dacia in Europe, while Renault is marked with Renault in Russia, South America, Mexico, India and other countries and regions. In addition to Romania, Duster is produced in Russia, India, Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. It is worth mentioning that Duster has entered the domestic market in the form of parallel imports.
The vehicle presentation ceremony was held in the Vatican. The Pope’s exclusive car was jointly built by the Dacia prototype department and the Romanian refitting factory Romturingia. The exterior is painted in white and the interior is beige. The car is 4.34 meters long and 1.8 meters wide. The height of the car is compared to the standard. The version is lowered by 30mm, the roof has a large sunroof and removable glass fence, and the back row is equipped with comfortable seats and armrests for the Pope.