The AWD electric Dacia Manifesto EV concept is a compact cruiser of the future
With a bundle of amazing quality of life features, the Dacia Manifesto EV concept has a little something for everyone. Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show next month on October 18, the Manifesto has been designed with the intent for its passengers to connect with nature, and it really does show as its tailored for the outdoor adventurer.
Being extremely versatile, Dacia, the Romanian marque owned by Renault, developed the Dacia Manifesto EV concept as a 4×4 with recycled plastic body panels named “Starkle” and a washable interior made with cork. It even has buggy-like mobility thanks to its enormous ground clearance and all-terrain tires. The usage of airless tires is another cool feature that would relieve the worry of tires getting punctured.
The roof rack can change its carrying bars into various configurations to handle a range of items. The tailgate is able to convert into a work area while the removable battery provides power through a home socket. Another great inclusion is that the removable seat covers can be quickly transformed into sleeping bags. On the other hand, the headlight is more appropriately thought of as a camp lamp, illuminating the path for both what’s in sight in front of the vehicle, or when unplugged, lighting the path for hikers.
The Manifesto also features YouClip, a straightforward solution for securing useful and modular attachments. As confirmed by Dacia, YouClip will become available in their next upcoming production vehicles. In addition to the design is Dacia’s “Bring-Your-Own-Device”, which enables users to completely integrate their smartphone with the car’s dashboard and on-board computer.
“As we were developing and exploring new ideas, we felt we needed to push them past 3-D simulations and see what they look like in real life.” said Design Director David Durand. “As well as being a designer object, Manifesto Concept encapsulates our vision and combines a wide range of innovation. Some involve extreme implementation, but they are still affordable for customers. We will be using a few of them on future Dacia models.”
Although the Dacia Manifesto EV concept’s power source is unknown, Romain Gauvin, head of Dacia’s brand-new concept branch known as Advanced Dacia, has stated to Top Gear that all of the company’s vehicles must be built to accommodate all powertrains. With that said, there’s confirmation that the EV will have a removable rear 2,250 Wh battery.
In a statement released by the outfit, “Dacia is emphatically reaffirming its unrivaled vision of an essential, cool, robust, affordable and environmentally efficient car.” You bet that we have added the Dacia Manifesto EV concept to our wishlist.