2024 Dacia Duster as Nissan X-Terra.

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Yes, why not,

When was the last time you saw a really cool affordable Nissan with an original design? The last one I can remember was the Juke. Years ago. Before that, the X-Terra. And before that, well, they had a few cool stuff in the 1990s and 1980s…

The new 2024 Dacia Duster is now available with a hybrid powertrain, which is even better. It’s not fancy or fast. It’s just a very capable off-road and inexpensive machine. And the new one has a really cool and modern interior. The fantastic Camping pack shown above is a $1600 option on the current Duster. What a great idea!

Sure, the Duster isn’t big, although it seems large enough to fit 2 humans for camping. It is about 10 inches shorter than the Toyota Corolla Cross, or about the size of a Nisan Kicks, which is quite small in the US. Although I saw one in Hollywood a couple of years ago at a gas station in Hollywood, and it looked really nice, and not that tiny at all.

The current generation is priced from around 18,000 Euros to 24,000 Euros in Europe. That’s how cheap this thing is.

I really think there would be quite an audience for a Hybrid Duster sold as a Hybrid X-Terra in North America for under $ 25,000. Something a lot cheaper than the Ford Bronco Sport which now starts at over $31 000.

The new 2024 Chevrolet Trax starts at a very low $20 500 and so far has been getting great reviews (I should be driving one soon).

People want cheap and good-looking cars! We need more of them. Not everyone can afford an $800 car payment.

Conversation 6 comments

  1. That’s 100% wrong.

    There is still an alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

  2. Officially yes, but it is dead. “By the end of 2023, the alliance’s purchasing organization “will transit from a standardized global model towards a project‑driven cooperation,” Renault said in a statement.” Renault is moving away from the Alliance with Nissan, and getting closer to Geely. “That means Renault has to rethink its global sales and production to do more on its own and with its new partner for combustion engines, Geely. (Automotive News Europe)

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