Dacia Lodgy was officially presented to the press today at the Geneva Motor Show. Dacia has revealed all the information about the new MPV model. The Lodgy will be available in five or seven seats versions and the prices start at 9500 euros (VAT included). The new Dacia model can be ordered form March 7.
The Dacia Lodgy has 4.5 meters long and 1.75 meters high. These figures translate into a generous interior space for five or seven passengers. The Dacia officials say that the Lodgy is “the best in class” in terms of space available for the third row seat occupants. Thus, the knee area is 144 mm and the distance from seat to the pavilion is 866 mm. The three seats on the second row are equipped standard with Isofix system, which allows a safe attachment for child seats. The modularity is an important attribute of the Lodgy model. In the 7-seat configuration, as needed, the third row of sits seat can be removed or folded.
The luggage space is adjusted by the number of passengers on board. Thus the in the five-seater version, the Lodgy offers 827 liters, and in the seven-seater version only 207 liters. If you decide to remove both rows of seats and leave only the two front seats, the luggage space goes up to 2617 liters.
The interior has been treated more carefully and has many improvements as the previous Dacia models. The Lodgy is the first Dacia model that will have a touch screen navigation system, Bluetooth and speed limiter. The multimedia navigation system (MEDIA NAV) is proposed as an option at a price of 300 euros (VAT included). The system includes radio, USB and jack socket, Bluetooth and integrated navigation system with 7” touch screen (18 cm). The USB and jack sockets allow the connection of an iPod or a smartphone. The titles are displayed on the MEDIA NAV screen and the selection is easy either on the touch screen or using the steering wheel satellite control. The Dacia Lodgy offers a second multimedia solution (found on the Ambiance and Laureate versions), called Dacia-Plug & Radio, 2 DIN, which contains a CD with MP3, Bluetooth connection, USB and satellite steering wheel controls.
Another novelty offers by the Lodgy is the speed limiter, available as an option on the Laureate version. This allows the driver to set a driving speed that does not want to exceed and thus drive safely. Another useful technology available optionally in the same package with the speed limiter, is the system rear parking assist. The Lodgy is also the first Dacia model that offer heated seats front seats, as an optional equipment on the Laureate version.
The Dacia Lodgy will be powered by one of the two petrol engines: 1.6 liters with 85 HP and the newest Renault petrol engine with turbo direct injection, with a displacement of 1.2 liters and 115 HP. The diesel offer is represented by the 1.5dCI engine in two output versions: dCI 90 and dCI 110.