The new Sandero will soon emancipate itself by becoming a large 7-seater Dacia SUV capable of making people forget the Lodgy MPV.
(Updated on 05/26/2021 at 3:06 p.m.) Dacia 7-seater SUV – The Romanian firm continues to diversify. After the launch of the new Sandero, at the end of 2020, and the Spring, a 100% electric urban SUV, since this spring, the range will welcome a unique silhouette, able to carry 7 passengers.
So far at Dacia, the Lodgy asserted itself as the friend of large families. But for this Renault Kangoo ersatz, which appeared in 2012, the months seem numbered since, by the start of the school year, it should definitely leave the catalog. More than ever determined to break with the rusticity that sticks to its image, Dacia wishes replace its two “ludospaces” by one and the same model, more in tune with the times.
As evidenced by the prototypes recently immortalized on the open road, the manufacturer of Mioveni is completing the development ofa slightly raised station wagon, taking on the style codes of SUVs. Endowed with 7 seats, two of which can be removed, or even foldable under the boot floor, it will logically position itself above the Duster. This will also be the occasion for this “Allroad” station wagon of replace the Logan MCV, of which a direct succession is not programmed.
The new Qashqai + 2
To make all these beautiful people travel, the newcomer should happily exceed the 4,50 m de long. But he will know that to show more compact than the big 7-seater SUV of type Peugeot 5008 and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. Romanian should display more or less the template of the late Qashqai + 2, disappeared from the Nissan catalog in 2014, in favor of the giant X-Trail (4,69 m). Extending at the time over 4.54 m, it did wonders to save space and compactness. Hopefully the future Dacia model will be inspired by it.
To develop its new baby, Dacia resorts to Logan and Sandero platform, vintage 2020. This base, named CMF, from the Renault group, will lend itself optimally to such an extended silhouette. This is the same base used for the SUV coupe Renault Arkana, 4.57 m long. On the look side, the facies of the new Logan and Sandero seems to have been taken up, while adding specific fittings, of the “adventurer” type. We can also imagine finding on board this station wagon the entire cockpit of its younger girls.
Arrival of hybridization
Under the hood of this long-haul traveler, Dacia will pick up more muscular engines from Renault’s organ bank, compared to those used for the Sandero and Logan, which for the moment are capped at 100 hp. Dacia’s 7-seater SUV could afford the services of 140 hp classic E-Tech hybrid unit, responsible for running the Renault Clio, Captur, Mégane and Arkana. A choice that would allow him to definitely turn his back on diesel.
Prix Dacia SUV 7 places
Unveiled at the start of the school year, on the occasion of the Munich trade fair, the 7-seater Dacia SUV, which has yet to be named, will be marketed in early 2022 at a demanding price at least € 16,000. A basic version which, however, could ignore the two folding seats housed under the floor.
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