Dacia Bigster: platform and powertrains

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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:24 pm

The firm has already confirmed that the SUV will measure 4.6 metres long, which is roughly the same size as the Land Rover Discovery Sport and larger than popular sellers like the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The brand has also promised a spacious interior, but whether or not the company will offer a seven-seat variant of the SUV remains unknown. However, the brand will certainly cater to buyers hankering for more space with its other two planned offerings, which includes the impressively cheap seven-seat Dacia Jogger MPV.

The CMF-B platform opens up a wide range of powertrains – including hybrid power. Hybrid drive has long been excluded from Dacia’s ranks for its high price-point, but the Bigster and the new Jogger MPV will lead the charge for the technology within the brand.

Given the SUV’s size and weight, we’re not expecting to see the naturally aspirated 64bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the very cheapest version of the Sandero. The engine simply wouldn’t have enough grunt to make the larger Bigster move at anything other than tectonic speeds.

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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:28 pm

Instead, the line-up will likely start with the turbocharged 89bhp version of the same engine. More powerful engines could also be sourced from the likes of the Captur, with Dacia potentially poaching its 128bhp 1.3-litre four-cylinder TCe 130 petrol unit.

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