Dacia 7-seater crossover details revealedNovember 19, 2020
Romanian brand Dacia will start assembling a new model – a large 7-seater cross – in October next year. This information was shared by the L’Argus.
The new Dacia should replace the Lodgy compact van and the Logan MCV station wagon, and also become the debut hybrid in the history of the brand. At the moment, the upcoming crossover is known under the in-plant designation RJI. With a length of Dacia 7-seater crossover details revealedapproximately 4.5 meters, the new model will be comparable in size to, for example, the Kia Sportage. The cross will be based on the CMF-B architecture, on which the updated Logan and Sandero models are built.
Like the Dacia passenger cars, the model’s engine range will not be replenished with a diesel engine. Instead, it is expected the appearance of hybrid power units – a “soft” 12-volt superstructure for a 1.3-liter turbo engine and a full-fledged hybrid. The latter option should be borrowed from the Renault Clio: an electric motor and a 1.6-liter gasoline unit produce 140 hp on the hatchback.
A set of internal combustion enginAes for a cross will consist of a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine with a return of 100 and 120 hp, as well as a 1.3-liter engine modification without an electric superstructure. Its performance is predicted to be 160 hp. It is noted that the model will be assembled at the Romanian enterprise of the brand, and its sales should begin at the end of 2021. What name the novelty will eventually receive is currently unknown.
In addition, it was recently noted that the German tuning company Prior Design has modernized the appearance of the Dacia Duster. It should be emphasized that before developing this body kit, the tuners studied the original model by testing it.
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