Romanian brand unveiled boxy mid-size SUV, previewing an upcoming model set for a 2025 launch.
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The Dacia Bigster concept has been revealed, previewing an upcoming, C-segment mid-size SUV due to launch before the middle of the decade.

Unveiled as part of parent company Groupe Renault's 'Renaulution' business plan announcement this week, the Bigster Concept measures 4.6 metres long, slotting it into the larger end of the mid-size SUV segment, just 30mm shorter than the long-wheelbase, new-generation Hyundai Tucson.

The Bigster opts for a more rugged take on the mid-size SUV segment compared to sleeker rivals from Hyundai and Ford, adopting a boxy, upright look with straight-edged body lines and swollen wheel arches reminiscent of Dacia's only production SUV to date, the Duster.

Up front, Y-shaped LED headlights – a motif debuted with the new Sandero hatch – flank a wide, LED-accented grille, which sits above an aggressive, matte black 'skid plate' made from recycled plastic.

The Y-shaped theme continues into the tail-lights, which are mounted on an upright tailgate home to large DACIA script below the rear window.

Chunky off-road wheels and tyres fill the arches, while the concept's dark green paint reportedly "underpins the adventurous explorer within".

While no images of the Bigster Concept's interior have been released, the Romanian brand claims the 4.6-metre body is home to a "roomy" and "spacious interior", with a back-to-basics layout featuring "no bells and whistles [and] no chrome trim or imitation-aluminium".

"Dacia Bigster Concept epitomizes the evolution of the brand. Essential, with a touch of coolness and an outdoor spirit. It proves that accessible is not opposed by any meanings to attractiveness. In Dacia we believe so, and this car is the proof", said Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Dacia design director.

Due to launch in early 2025, the production version of the Dacia Bigster Concept will be the brand's first C-segment mid-size vehicle, serving as the range-topper above the existing Sandero, Logan, Spring Electric and two additional B-segment models due in 2022 and 2024.

As with all future Dacia models, the showroom-specification Bigster (or whatever name it carries to production) will ride on Renault's CMF-B modular platform, potentially offering a range of "alternative-energy" (read: natural gas) and hybrid powertrains to lower fleet CO2 emissions.

For more details on Groupe Renault's plans for Dacia (and its other Renault, Alpine, Lada and Mobilize brands), read our full story on the Renaulution announcement here.

Despite the popularity of mid-size SUVs in Australia, the Bigster will join the rest of the Romanian brand's range in being off-limits to Australian buyers.