Romania automaker Dacia recently revealed a very cool and super interesting concept car called Manifesto Concept. As probably have already noticed, Manifesto is unlike any Dacia automobile. It is designed from the ground up for exploration of the great outdoors, an off-road buggy designed for going on off the beaten paths.
Dacia Manifesto Concept is lightweight, silent, agile, and rugged. It has no doors, no windows, and no windshield so that there are no barriers between you and nature. Not sure about bugs in the face but I think you get the idea. Instead of a truck bed. It has a work surface that lets you work on whatever, wherever, whenever.
Dacia Manifesto Concept is high-tech too. It lets you fully integrate a smartphone into the dashboard and onboard the computer.
It is a 4-wheel-drive, has rough terrain-friendly ride height, large wheels with concept airless tires, and a body built to take the beating as it is been pushed across tough terrains. Oh, did we mention it is waterproof – inside and out? This lets you take a water jet at it, even on the inside.
Speaking of the inside, it has removable seat coverings that can be removed to double as sleek bags. Yup. Believe it.
The concept adventure car has a plastic body that contains a significant portion of recycled material, known as Starkle, which is made from already processed polypropylene, with a flecked effect – hence the name. Furthermore, cork, which is also a sustainable material, was used to wrap the dashboard.
There is no mention of a trunk but it does have a roof rack to carry all sorts of loads. And finally, there is a dedicated and removable battery that supplies power through a household outlet to power your equipment when out and about. Oh wait, it has a winch too.
There is no mention of a drivetrain. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise since it is a concept. Dacia Magnifesto Concept is unlikely to become an actual production vehicle but it is a lab of ideas, which means some of the pioneering features will enhance future Dacia production cars.
Meanwhile, you may dig in more over at the Dacia Manifesto Concept product page.
All images courtesy of Dacia [RO].