Dacia will introduce all-new generation Lodgy MPV model next year with Australian plans yet to be confirmed.
Dacia is refreshing its range with a model that is one of the cheapest seven-seater on sale. The brand Dacia is also firmly on the cards to launch in Australia.
The value-focused Romanian brand has a number of people-carrier offerings – badged Dokker and Lodgy – but while they stretch across a range of global markets, Australian customers have never been offered Dacia products.
That might change soon. Three of new models from Dacia will be replaced by a single vehicle based on the same CMF-B platform that underpins the latest Sandero hatchback, and all will be produced in right-hand drive.
“We’re going to replace the family of people-movers,” Dacia CEO Denis le Vot revealed to Automotive Daily. “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.”
As to right-hand drive availability, le Vot says that it will at least all be available in the UK: “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.”
Automotive Daily understands that the RHD 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.
Dacia is yet to confirm coming to Australia, though Renault’s (Dacia’s mother brand) local distributor has all but confirmed it will happen.