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Groupe Renault delivers an exclusive Dacia Duster to Pope Francis


Groupe Renault has given as a gift to His Holiness Pope Francis a Dacia Duster specially designed for the mobility needs of the Pope.

The vehicle was delivered to the Holy Father today by Groupe Renault executives, during a visit to the Pope’s residence in the Vatican State.

The “Popemobile” has a white outer livery with beige interiors. The model, based on Dacia Duster, is 4.34 metres long and 1.80 metre wide.

The vehicle was transformed by the Prototype department and the Dacia ‘Special Requirements’ team in Romania, in co-operation with coach builder Romturingia.

This adapted version has 5 seats, of which 1 is a particularly comfortable rear bench seat. The vehicle also integrates specific solutions and accessories specially designed to make it suitable for the uses for which it will be intended by the Vatican: large sunroof, removable glass superstructure, ground clearance 30mm lower than normal, for easier access on board, as well as internal and external support elements.