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The new Dacia Lodgy MPV has been given its official world debut at the Geneva motor show today.
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6 March 2012

The new Dacia Lodgy MPV has been given its official world debut at the Geneva motor show today.

Available as a five- or seven-seat MPV, the Lodgy MPV is the latest addition to the growing model range from the Renault-owned Romanian brand. The line-up already comprises the Duster crossover, Sandero and Sandero Stepway supermini and Logan saloon, seven-seat estate, van and pick-up.

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Few technical details of the Dacia Lodgy MPV have been issued, apart from the fact it is 4500mm in length. The name is derived from the word ‘lodge’ and, according to Dacia, refers to the model’s ability to comfortably accommodate a family and its luggage.

Renault UK has yet to decide whether to bring right-hand-drive versions of the Lodgy MPV to these shores, but it’s possible that the model could join the Duster and all-new Sandero after their January 2013 launches.

The Duster and Sandero, which will be sold through Renault UK dealers, are expected to be offered with a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, and the Lodgy MPV could get the same powerplants.

To promote the Lodgy MPV, Dacia has created this 355bhp, four-wheel-drive, ice-racing version, which has been driven by Formula 1 legend Alain Prost in the Andros Trophy series.

If it does come to Britain, expect the Lodgy MPV to follow the wallet-friendly pricing scheme set by the manufacturer’s other products. It should be pitched substantially below the £17k asking price of rivals such as the Renault Scenic and Citroën C4 Picasso.

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Flash Harry 13 May 2012

Re: Dacia Lodgy MPV breaks cover

Renault seem to be on a winner with their Dacia range.I agree with Teg that they either have a serious rethink of the Renault brand or imo leave it under Renaultsport' guidance.

catnip 13 May 2012

Re: Dacia Lodgy MPV breaks cover

There was concern expressed on this forum about the probable poor crash performance of the Great Wall vehicles just being introduced to the UK, but there doesn't seem to be the same concern here. As the Duster has not performed well in the NCAP tests I'm surprised this aspect hasn't been brought up.

W124 13 May 2012

Re: Dacia Lodgy MPV breaks cover

TegTypeR wrote:
Considering their recent announcement of a model cull, Renault would do better to replace their entire range with Dacia products and more importantly, pricing.

I think they intend to, Teg - save the EV's. For most mainstreams save Ford it's doom in the uk - Vauxhall is toast. It'll be branded stuff in China - cheap stuff here. Or vice versa. The market has indeed fractured - prestige or cheapo - taste the difference or no frills...

I was talking about this to a couple of industry people the other day - a long discussion, the only conclusion being, oddly, that none of us saw Audi as a prestige brand any more.

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