Dacia Bigster camper

There is not much information available about the Dacia Bigster yet. This page collects what is available in one place for you. Watch this space! 🙂 Dacia Bigster’s biggest selling point will be its promise of spaciousness and practicality that we’re accustomed to in larger SUVs, while keeping the price closer to what you’d expect with smaller models.

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  • expected in 2025
  • estimated 4.6m long (medium SUV size)
  • 5 and 7 seats
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The Dacia Bigster concept represents an exciting development in the Dacia lineup, expanding into larger vehicle formats. Specific details about the production version of the Bigster are still limited, but Dacia, known for its value-for-money proposition, venturing into a larger vehicle segment with the Bigster is noteworthy.

The anticipation of hybrid powertrains, including LPG options, or full hybrid E-TECH also known from Renault Arkana, reflects the broader automotive trend towards more environmentally friendly and efficient vehicles. The use of Renault’s hybrid technology would be a natural step, considering Dacia’s relationship with Renault.

It’s also interesting to see Dacia maintaining its focus on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) powertrains, which offer a cost-effective and lower-emission alternative to traditional gasoline engines, especially in markets where LPG is popular and readily available.

As for the design and features, if the production model stays true to the announced details, customers can expect a robust and spacious vehicle, aligning with Dacia’s reputation for practicality and simplicity.

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Practicality remains at the core of Dacia’s brand, and the Bigster is set to provide generous room inside. It is anticipated to be available in a three-row, 7-seater layout as well as a conventional 5-seater model, suiting those who value extra cargo room. This positions it as Dacia’s second model with a 7-seater option, following the Jogger crossover estate. Moreover, an upcoming array of accessories from Dacia is poised to augment the Bigster’s adventurous appeal, rendering it a perfect choice for camping and various outdoor pursuits.

Currently, it’s understood that the Dacia Bigster will be a roughly 4.6-meter-long SUV, constructed on the Group’s CMF-B chassis platform. This is the same foundational technology used in vehicles like the Renault Captur and the Arkana SUV-coupe. The versatility of the CMF-B platform allows designers to tailor it to various vehicle sizes within the Group’s range, from compact models like the Clio or Sandero hatchbacks to larger SUVs akin to the Bigster.

Dacia Bigster dimensions

  • estimated exterior length: 4.6m (about the same as a Honda CR-V 2023 or a Toyota RAV4 – still to be confirmed, but if this is true, it is only 30cm longer than the Duster and still in the medium SUV category, not large SUV.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
    • In short: a litre of petrol contains about 8.9 kWh of energy. If we divide the energy consumption of an EV by this (f.e. 16 kWh/100 km divided by 8.9 kWh/litre), we get equivalent fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org
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