Dacia Lodgy will be a 7-seater hybrid SUV

Dacia Lodgy will be a 7-seater hybrid SUV

November 28, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Almost 29,000 Dacia Lodgy cars were sold in Europe last year, and since the model was not very popular, the Romanian automaker decided to stop supplying it. However, discontinuing production of the minivan will not leave a gap in the company’s lineup as Dacia will replace it with a seven-seater SUV.

The Dacia RJI (internal codename) will be based on the CMF-B platform, which is used by the new generation Logan and Sandero models, as well as the latest Renault Clio, Captur and Nissan Juke. To accommodate two additional seats, it will reportedly have a longer wheelbase and longer rear overhang.

Power is expected to come from a 1.0-liter TCe petrol engine with 100 and 120 hp, as well as a 1.3-liter TCe with 140 and 160 hp, with the latter possibly being equipped with a mild hybrid system. 12 V. The line is supposed to be powered by LPG, which, along with Clio’s 1.6-liter E-Tech hybrid powertrain, produces 140 hp. power.

In terms of safety features, systems such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, start-off assistance and an electric parking brake are expected.

While the Lodgy is being assembled for the European market in Morocco, the new SUV, which has yet to be named, will reportedly be assembled at Dacia’s plant in Pitesti, Romania. It is assumed that the premiere of the model will take place in late summer next year, production will start in October, and deliveries should begin in late 2021 or early 2022.