New 2022 Dacia Lodgy MPV to be launched in September
The brand new Dacia Lodgy, a seven-seater MPV from the makers of the discount Sandero and Duster fashions, will probably be launched on the IAA Mobility present in Munich in September 2021.
The UK has seen the Logan MCV property earlier than, however the Lodgy hasn’t but made it into the nation. Nevertheless, Dacia’s CEO informed Auto Categorical that the seven-seat mannequin that will probably be revealed will quickly come to Britain.
“We’re going to switch the household of people-movers,” Denis le Vot revealed to us. “What we now name Dokker, Lodgy and Logan MCV will probably be transferring to CMF-B so we will probably be launching, someday subsequent 12 months, the alternative of those three vehicles. Will probably be a contemporary C-segment proposal that may embrace seven-seaters.”
When requested instantly if British clients could be provided the brand new mannequin, le Vot replied, “Sure, it is going to be within the UK – positively. I believe within the UK market, possibly now we have missed one thing so I’m actually going to work on this space. Individuals who occur to know us there stick with us; the loyalty is the best. However we have to enhance the quantity of people that would take into account shopping for from us.”
Dacia has confirmed that the automobile will probably be revealed in full on 3 September, then go on show on the IAA Mobility present in Munich for the general public to see. The model will even showcase the Spring, its new electrical mannequin, on the present.
Following the reveal in September, Auto Categorical understands that the UK variations of the automobile will arrive concurrently the primary European launch, which must be within the second half of 2022. The affirmation follows spy photos, taken earlier this 12 months, that confirmed right-hand-drive variations of a Dacia MPV present process winter testing.
In France, the prevailing Lodgy is obtainable from 15,000 euros (£13,000) in five-seat type. Even accounting for some forex fluctuations, a worth of £15k would considerably undercut business vehicle-based MPVs just like the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Rifter.
The Lodgy alternative is unlikely to be the one seven-seater in Dacia’s vary within the medium time period. The corporate will launch a 4.6 metre-long SUV in late 2024 or early 2025 and le Vot mentioned the automobile, previewed by the Bigster idea, could have “at the very least 5 seats”.
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