New 2022 Dacia Lodgy MPV to be launched in September

All-new seven-seater Dacia Lodgy MPV to be unveiled in Munich at IAA Mobility show

The new Dacia Lodgy, a seven-seater MPV from the makers of the bargain Sandero and Duster models, will be launched at the IAA Mobility show in Munich in September 2021.

The UK has seen the Logan MCV estate before, but the Lodgy hasn’t yet made it into the country. However, Dacia’s CEO told Auto Express that the seven-seat model that will be revealed will soon come to Britain.

“We’re going to replace the family of people-movers,” Denis le Vot revealed to us. “What we now call Dokker, Lodgy and Logan MCV will be moving to CMF-B so we will be launching, sometime next year, the replacement of these three cars. It will be a modern C-segment proposal that will include seven-seaters.”

When asked directly if British customers would be offered the new model, le Vot replied, “Yes, it will be in the UK - definitely. I think in the UK market, maybe we have missed something so I’m really going to work on this area. People who happen to know us there stay with us; the loyalty is the highest. But we need to increase the number of people who would consider buying from us.”

Dacia has confirmed that the car will be revealed in full on 3 September, then go on display at the IAA Mobility show in Munich for the public to see. The brand will also showcase the Spring, its new electric model, at the show.

Following the reveal in September, Auto Express understands that the UK versions of the car will arrive at the same time as the main European launch, which should be in the second half of 2022. The confirmation follows spy pictures, taken earlier this year, that showed right-hand-drive versions of a Dacia MPV undergoing winter testing.

In France, the existing Lodgy is offered from 15,000 euros (£13,000) in five-seat form. Even accounting for some currency fluctuations, a price of £15k would significantly undercut commercial vehicle-based MPVs like the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Rifter.

The Lodgy replacement is unlikely to be the only seven-seater in Dacia’s range in the medium term. The company will launch a 4.6 metre-long SUV in late 2024 or early 2025 and le Vot said the car, previewed by the Bigster concept, will have “at least five seats”.

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