2012 Dacia Lodgy MPV review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 5 January 2012 , 12:01:51 byAngela

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Dacia Lodgy MPV

The release of the Dacia Lodgy MPV will expand Dacia's line-up in 2012, successfully delivering the brand's famous combination of outstanding cabin space and a large number of features that meet the various demands of Dacia's customers. The families who are looking for a versatile vehicle at an affordable price, are given the opportunity to purchase a new MPV complete with a three-year warranty. Lodgy boasts generous proportions together with the usual Dacia cues which comprise a functional design, robustness and cabin space. The name "Lodgy" relates to the model's chief characteristic of comfortably accommodating a family and its luggage. The debut of the Dacia Lodgy is scheduled to take place at the Geneva Motor Show, in March 2012. Dacia has begun its growth since 2004, when the Logan model was launched and which became an established player in the automotive world. The brand's clear values are reliability, simplicity and generosity with the range including three cornerstone models: Logan, Sandero and Duster.

Dacia is poised to expand its line-up in 2012 with the release of Lodgy, an MPV which will be available with either five or seven genuine seats.

Lodgy will deliver the brand?s hallmark combination of outstanding cabin space and a range of essential features tailored to meet the specific demands of Dacia?s customers.

Families looking for a versatile vehicle for a contained price, who have traditionally turned to used vehicles, will now be able to purchase a new MPV complete with a three-year warranty.

In addition to its generous proportions, Lodgy features the usual Dacia cues, including plenty of cabin space, robustness and functional design. Its side view points to its roomy interior, even for passengers sitting in the third-row seats, as well as its appreciably-sized large boot, within a total length of just 4.5 metres.

Its name, Lodgy, is redolent of the English word ?lodge? and refers directly to the model?s chief characteristic which is its ability to comfortably accommodate a family and its luggage.

Dacia Lodgy will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland, in March 2012.

Dacia, a growing brand
In the eight years since its relaunch with the introduction of Logan in 2004, the Dacia, which belongs to the Renault Group, has become an established player in the automotive world. As pioneer of the ?smart buy? approach, Dacia lost no time winning over the confidence of its customers thanks to its clear values:

  • 1. Generosity, which can be seen through its market leading cabin size for its price,
  • 2. Simplicity, thanks to equipment specifications focused on the essential,
  • 3. Reliability, thanks to technical solutions proven on other Renault Group vehicles.

The range currently includes three cornerstone models:

  • - Logan: three-volume saloon, estate (MCV), van and pick-up versions,
  • - Sandero: two-volume saloon and baroudeur (Stepway) versions,
  • - Duster: an SUV, with 4x2 or 4x4 transmission

Lodgy Glace: a different sort of racing car
For its third campaign in France?s Troph?e Andros ice-racing championship, Dacia has once again broken the rules by entering an MPV, Lodgy Glace, for the first time in the competition?s history. Two cars are contesting this winter?s series, shared by a particularly strong line-up of drivers: Alain Prost, Nicolas Prost and Evens Stievenart. Alain Prost tops the provisional standings with a score of two wins from three rounds ahead of the championship?s traditional Christmas break.