New 2022 Dacia Bigster: prices, specs and UK launch date

The new Dacia Bigster will move the famously budget-friendly brand into the large SUV market, adding another hybrid offering to the firm’s range

Dacia will certainly release a new flagship design following year. It’ll be called the Bigster, as well as it’ll catapult the brand name right into the financially rewarding huge SUV market, providing buyers an extra cost effective option to the similarity the Land Vagabond Exploration Sporting Activity as well as Volkswagen Tiguan.

Provided this competition, the Bigster will be a crucially crucial automobile for the brand. Dacia says the SUV has been tasked with bringing “a touch of coolness” to the marque’s image, many thanks partially to its difficult new style language and also minimalist badging. It’s likewise among 3 new models Dacia will certainly give market by 2025.

Dacia parent firm Renault is planning an attack on the household hatchback as well as mid-size SUV sectors, and also the brand-new Bigster will certainly play an essential role. It’ll rest together with cars like the Renault Clio and the Kadjar-replacing Renault Austral.

But, to ensure the Romanian brand does not move also much upmarket, the business has released a brand-new platform technique. Every Dacia, consisting of the upcoming Bigster, is currently set to be based on the very same CMF-B foundations as the Sandero hatchback.

The system will end up being a one-size-fits-all remedy for Dacia, with the brand name extending the supports to their limits in terms of dimension for the Bigster as well as enabling the company to get in larger automobile sections at a still-affordable price.

New 2022 Dacia Bigster: platform and also powertrains

Dacia previewed a concept for the Bigster in very early 2021, and our exclusive pictures demonstrate how the finished car can look when it makes its debut early following year. The company has actually currently verified that the SUV will determine 4.6 metres long, which is approximately the same dimension as the Land Wanderer Discovery Sporting activity and larger than preferred vendors like the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The brand has additionally promised a sizable inside, however whether the company will certainly use a seven-seat variant of the SUV continues to be unknown. Nonetheless, the brand will absolutely satisfy purchasers hankering for even more space with its other 2 scheduled offerings, which includes the impressively economical seven-seat Dacia Jogger MPV.

The CMF-B system opens up a wide range of powertrains– consisting of hybrid power. Hybrid drive has actually long been omitted from Dacia’s rankings for its high price-point, however the Bigster as well as the new Jogger MPV will certainly lead the charge for the innovation within the brand name.

Offered the SUV’s size as well as weight, we’re not expecting to see the normally aspirated 64bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the really cheapest version of the Sandero. The engine just would not have adequate grunt to make the bigger Bigster action at anything aside from tectonic rates.

Instead, the line-up will likely begin with the turbocharged 89bhp version of the exact same engine. Much more powerful engines might also be sourced from the similarity the Captur, with Dacia potentially poaching its 128bhp 1.3-litre four-cylinder TCe 130 fuel unit.

Dacia has actually also hinted that the Bigster will certainly be offered with a BiFuel petrol/LPG drivetrain as located in the smaller sized Sandero. Crossbreed drive will certainly be an additional focus for the auto, with customers likely being used the 138bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder crossbreed drivetrain in the Clio E-Tech. The very same system has actually already been allocated for usage in the Jogger MPV in 2023.