Dacia Manifesto is in the limelight at the brand’s stand at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. It is a testing ground on wheels for new ideas – not a future production car for the market. It is here to bring together and highlight the brand’s values, push outdoor exploration further and showcase new ideas. It is the result of a cold, hard look at usefulness, eco-design and sustainability. And it’s an exhilarating journey into the Dacia brand universe.
Dacia isn’t in the business of adding ever more features to cars: it is redefining what is essential to give customers what they really need. Keeping it simple sets a virtuous cycle in motion: you can do more, do it better, and do it with less. Dacia Manifesto shows this with an wide variety of breakthroughs.
In the passenger compartment, the YouClip multipurpose grip can hold any accessory in a choice of places. This clever accessory will be available in the next Duster generation then in other Dacia models.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system is based on the Dacia Media Control principle, which uses a smartphone as the only screen in the vehicle. It is simple, costs less and keeps you in touch with the digital environment and multimedia system you are familiar with.
Manifesto is also a power source: its removable battery charger is fitted with a household outlet. And that’s not the only bright idea: its single LED headlamp can be removed and used as a flashlight.
With Dacia, simple is cool!
Manifesto is a completely open adventure vehicle. It has no doors, windows or windshield. It is built to journey in the open air, in direct contact with your surroundings.
Its four-wheel drive system and high clearance equip it to negotiate any terrain. The body and compartment are built for the toughest conditions, for hassle-free adventure. The exterior and interior use heavy-duty materials – and they can all be hosed down. And, to deal with any situation, the front bumper has a built-in winch enabling a plethora of handling and anchoring possibilities.
The seat covers are comfortable during the day – and at night, when they can be turned into sleeping bags. The roof rack is also multipurpose: it folds to accommodate any type of luggage and the bars are modular, like the roof bars on Sandero and Sandero Stepway. The rear area can be used as a table or work surface.
Manifesto is loyal to the outdoor spirit embedded in Dacia’s genes, and an invitation to set out on an adventure.
Manifesto Concept’s carbon footprint is remarkably low, so that you can explore the world without leaving a mark. Besides being built with an array of recycled materials, its total weight is lower. So it consumes less and thus pollutes less – and is agile and thus great fun to drive. The essentials include doing more to protect the environment.
A lot of thought went into the choice of materials. Chrome and animal leather are out. The dashboard is clad in natural cork. Recycled plastic content is higher, notably thanks to Starkle®, a pioneering composite material made from reused polypropylene, which includes 20% recycled plastic and is no less hard-wearing, safe and pleasing to the eye.
The tyres are airless. So they are puncture-proof and last as long as the vehicle – which is good for the environment and saves money.
Dacia Manifesto shows precisely how Dacia is innovating non-stop to tender frugal, flexible and versatile solutions that meet today’s and tomorrow’s essential needs.