The Dacia Manifesto Concept Brings Innovation and Funky Looks

Forget the Sandero, the Manifesto is our kind of Dacia.

The Dacia Manifesto Concept looks like a truly good time.Dacia

Romanian automaker Dacia is the latest in a long line of car manufacturers showcasing their plans for the future with a UTV. The brand, famous outside of the US for its Duster crossover, is the last company we’d have picked for a UTV prototype, but we like what we see.

Like the Polaris RZR and the Can-Am Maverick, the Dacia Manifesto Concept has no doors, no windows, and no windshield. But the inside is surprisingly refined, and the exquisitely appointed seats and dashboard are waterproof. The vehicle features an interface that allows you to use your own smartphone for navigation. Out front, one of the headlights can be detached and used as an auxiliary light, and LED bars build out the blocky shape. There’s a wide array of other interesting aspects, like seat covers that turn into sleeping bags and Dacia’s YouClip modular accessory-mounting system. The Manifesto is four-wheel drive, as it should be, but Dacia hasn’t given any clues about the powertrain. That’s likely because, sadly, this machine is still fictional.

Dacia’s press release says the Manifesto Concept is “a lab for ideas with some of its innovative features available on future vehicles in the Dacia range.” Truthfully, we just hope that the company’s future involves building the Manifesto.