Dacia Lodgy 2022 new MPV confirmed for UK launch by Dacia boss

Dacia will launch a new MPV in the UK next year, expanding its range with a model that will certainly be the cheapest seven-seater on sale at UK dealerships.

The value-driven Romanian brand has a number of passenger transport offerings – Dokker and Lodgy badges – but despite spanning a range of global markets, UK customers have never been offered a minivan. Dacia in its own right. While the Logan MCV estate, offered with space for seven people in some markets, was sold in Britain as a five-seater only.

That will change in 2022, the CEO of Dacia told Auto Express, when those three cars will be replaced by a single vehicle based on the same CMF-B platform that underpins the latest Sandero city car.

“We are going to replace the family of the movers”, reveals Denis le Vot. “What we now call Dokker, Lodgy and Logan MCV will move to CMF-B, so next year we will start replacing those three cars. It will be a modern proposal of the C segment which will include seven seats. “

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

Auto Express understands that UK versions of the car will arrive alongside the main European launch, which is slated to take place in the second half of 2022. The confirmation follows spy photos, taken earlier this year, which showed driving on the right versions of a Dacia minivan in winter test.

In France, the existing Lodgy is offered from 15,000 euros (£ 13,000) in the form of five seats. Even taking into account some currency fluctuations, a price of £ 15,000 would significantly reduce the prices of people carriers based on commercial vehicles like the Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Rifter.

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

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