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Renault DCross concept

Wed, 24 Oct 2012

Renault has unveiled its new DCross concept at the Sao Paolo motor show.

This C-segment SUV concept is based on the Dacia Duster and is aimed at the Brazilian market, having been designed at Renault Brazil's design studio in Sao Paolo.

As with the other Brazil-focused concepts revealed at this year's show, the DCross features exaggerated wheel arches, a raised ride height and heavy underbody protection. The narrow, horizontal headlamps are integrated into the fender and have a tapering ‘tail' that moves inwards before flicking upwards in what is one of the more interesting features of the DCross.

The front three-quarters of the car are painted a vivid green, while aft of the C-pillar is clad in matt black plastic. The small porthole-style window extruded from the D-pillar breaks up the matt black and improves visibility. Frosted tail lamps and a full-width red highlight incorporating the fog lights add character to the rear graphic.

Another trend is the use of a single colored wheel spoke, while silver is used on the rocker, the underbody protection and the roof rack. The spare tire has been fitted to the roof to further emphasize the rugged nature of the car.

Unfortunately there aren't any details or images of what we can expect from the interior at this time, but it too is expected to be heavily based on the Duster.