Before the Bigster 7-seater SUV, Dacia will offer a new family vehicle at the start of 2022 which will take over from the Logan MCV and the Lodgy. Halfway between the station wagon and the minivan, this vehicle will inaugurate the new Dacia logo, as well as the E-Tech hybrid system.
In May 2020, we revealed to you that the Lodgy would have no offspring, which Marc Suss (owner of the Dacia product) confirmed to us a few months later. During this interview, he admitted that the MPV segment was no longer buoyant and that the Lodgy would be replaced by a new vehicle unveiled in September 2021.
After initial tests last summer in the form of a DIY Renault Scénic, the Dacia Crossover has just been surprised in the Far North, where it is tuning in winter conditions. Known by the internal code name RJI, this vehicle will have a length of around 4.50 m and will be available in 5 and 7 seats., which explains its square stern. Note that the vertical rear lights are reminiscent of those of Volvo. On the other hand, do not expect retractable seats in the floor, the Crossover will remain faithful to the folding seats. But for a tight price you can’t have the Moon!
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Based on Sandero and Logan
Technically, this family crossover, called Jogger, shares the new CMF-B platform (extended at the level of the wheelbase and the rear overhang) with the Sandero as well as its production line in Pitesti (in Romania) , or it will go into production in October 2021 according to our sources. But the similarities don’t end there. Despite the camouflage, we notice that the entire front part is very close to that of the Sandero Stepway. Grille patterns, cutouts and shape of the hood, front doors, windshield … are common. The Crossover should also be available in a Stepway version. The dashboard will certainly be too. It will also benefit from all the new equipment of the city car: modernized GPS, hands-free card, electric parking brake, automatic emergency braking … Another novelty, it should inaugurate the Dacia logo that Denis Le Vot, general manager of the brand, announced to us for early 2022.
No diesel but hybrid
Under the hood, we will find the 1.3 TCe of 100 and 140 hp associated with a light hybridization 12 V. On the other hand, no diesel but a 1.6 E-Tech hybrid from 140 ch which will not be quite that of the Renault Clio 5 for cost reasons. Thus the Brake function, which improves energy recovery during braking, will not be present. The Dacia Crossover, whose name is still unknown, will be unveiled in the fall just after the launch of the restyled Duster in September. It will be marketed in early 2022.