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Dacia surprisingly debuted their very first all-electric vehicle. The compact crossover concept, called Spring Electric, displays the company’s plans to finally join the ongoing competition in the automotive industry of electrification. Combining both Dacia’s signature design with distinctive fresh elements, the future electric Dacia exudes sporty sophisticated silhouette.
The 4-seater comes equipped with a single electric motor, able to generate a total of 44 hp and a 125 Nm of torque. Also, Spring Electric has a powerful pack of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 26.8 kWh, thanks to which the crossover has an autonomous range of 220 km (based on WLTP cycle).
Thought the Romanian carmaker still has not disclosed the entire list of technical specs for the Spring Electric, there are few important details announced – like the ground clearance of 150 mm and the wheelbase of 2423 mm. What strikes is the bold and dynamic exterior outlines. Dacia’s prominent front grille has undergone a significant revision.
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Now, it is more compact and features the brand's massive logo, new LED headlamps, and some intricate details. Both front and rear bumpers have also been changed. Along with the growth in size and width, both of them now have lights integrated into them.
Distinctive skidplates add sportiness to the car’s masculine outlook. Dacia’s benchmark wheel design now incorporates bold colors, that underline the Spring Electric’s uniqueness. Due to its dimensions, Dacia Spring Electric can provide its occupants an unprecedented comfort and coziness- a direct result of the cabin’s space.
Comfortable seats, responsive steering wheel, and pleasant interior colors are among the many positives of the concept. Of course, as a typical crossover, Dacia’s upcoming automobile has one of the biggest boots in the segment – 300 liters.
The production-ready version is expected to enter the car market sometime in 2021 with the promise of being the cheapest electric cars in Europe.
Author: D. Ilieva