Dacia is best known for its cheap and cheerful approach to motoring but that’s not to say it doesn’t ever surprise us with the odd curveball as it did with this – the Manifesto concept.
Revealed at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, Dacia describes this as “a super compact and fully open SUV, so passengers can feel at one with nature”. Indeed, there are no doors, simply no windows, and no windshield – goggles are probably a must have here, folks.
OK, it looks better suited to the moon than it does to Margate, but you do get several beach buggy friendly innovations, including a headlamp that can be removed plus used as a torch, seat covers which double as sleeping bags, the removable battery that can be used to power anything you so wish, and chunky airless tyres. Oh, and it’s fully jet washer proof, too.
While there’s no word on powertrains, plus it’s unlikely it’ll actually make production, a car this space age surely suits electrification, right? Just in case the big bosses are reading this…