Dacia Plans Lodgy For Geneva Motor Show
Romania-based auto manufacturer Dacia, along with its parent company Renault, has revealed its intention to take their latest MPV, the Dacia Lodgy, to Geneva. After the vehicle is showcased at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, a month later, the model will be on sale in showrooms. These announcements have come in barely a week after Dacia had revealed the Lodgy’s price.
Dacia’s latest offering will be manufactured at the Renault Tangier facility in Morocco. The production of the vehicle is expected to commence this month, if everything goes according to the planned schedule. One aspect where the Lodgy is expected to score is its price, which has been set to cost much lesser than competition from the same segment – the Renault Scenic, Citroen C4 Picasso and Peugeot 5008.
Rumors have it that the Dacia Lodgy’s production version will carry the same engine as that of the Dacia Duster SUV – the 1.5-liter dCi petrol engine and the 1.6-liter engine which deliver 110 horsepower each. The Lodgy will be sold at a starting price set below the 10,000 EUR mark. Apart from the Lodgy, Renault and Dacia will be developing another utility vehicle as well, on the same platform. How the company manages to manufacture the two new vehicles at the new facility is to be seen.