ARO (short for Auto
Romania) was an off-road vehicle manufacturer in Romania. The ARO 24
Series got a "little brother" in 1980, the ARO 10. While
the ARO-24 can be classified as mid-size SUVs, the ARO 10 is about the size of a Jeep
Wrangler. It is produced in six body trims, can be equipped with seven
different engines (both gas and Diesel), and it comes in both 4x2 and 4x4
versions. The ARO 10 is known as the Dacia Duster in some international markets.
Like the ARO-24s, the ARO 10 is
no longer in production as ARO shut down. The current line-up is:
Sport utility vehicles
ARO 10.1 ARO 10.0
ARO 10.4 ARO 10.3
ARO 10 Spartana
Light Commercial Vehicles
ARO 10.6 pick-up
A cross between ARO 10 (reshaped
body) and ARO 244 (chassis), dubbed ARO 10 Super, entered production in 1999.
During the 1980s, ARO 10
off-roaders were one of several rewards given by Nicolae
Ceasescu to women who gave birth to ten or more children.