To be a suitable ‘Popemobile’, the Dacia Duster SUV has been customized with comfortable rear seats and lower ground clearance for easier boarding for the Pope.
Groupe Renault has given Pope Francis a customized Dacia Duster.
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Groupe Renault gifted Pope Francis a unique Dacia Duster 4X4, designed with all his mobility needs in mind. This week the Managing Director of Groupe Renault Romania and CEO of Automobile Dacia SA, Christophe Dridi, and the General Manager of Groupe Renault Italy, Xavier Martinet, hand-delivered a custom-made “Popemobile” SUV to His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. The vehicle is a Dacia Duster 4X4 that has been specially customized based on the mobility needs of the Pope. Out of five seats that have been installed into this model, one is a “particularly comfortable rear bench seat.” A large sunroof allows for the Pope to comfortably greet passersby as they roll through Vatican State.
Additionally, this Duster has been outfitted with a removable glass superstructure, a lower ground clearance level for easier boarding, and internal and external support elements. Regarding the vehicle, Martinet stated, “With this gift to His Holiness, Groupe Renault renews its strong and continuous commitment to putting Man at the centre of its priorities.”