After great success with models Logan , Sandero and Duster , Dacia is poised to attack and the compact Multi Purpose Vehicle ( MPV) vehicles with the model Lodgy . Romanian car manufacturer is one of the success stories at the time when the big auto companies affected by low sales , due to the economic crisis , and in the last ten years, the annual sales jumped with only 20,000 copies to over 800,000 . Not only that , but Dacia makes up about 30% of the total sales of Renault Group. It is designed for those who want a lot of music for little money, 2013 Dacia Lodgy is ready to attack the class in which they dominated the Ford Galaxy and Renault Espace in spite of more than half the recommended price. To keep this strategy to be successful, the first Dacia has decided to produce this MPV at the location where labor is cheap, and the choice fell on the African country of Morocco.
2013 Dacia Lodgy redesign
From the design , 2013 Dacia Lodgy seems quite acceptable for its class , especially at first, but after a brief tour of the vehicle you will notice a lot of cheap plastic , inside and outside, with some plastic parts painted in the colors chrome. Vehicle length of 4.5 meters , and the customer can choose between two versions , and with five or seven seats . However , unlike most rivals, which provide different wheelbases for smaller and larger versions , if 2013 Lodgy is no difference , and the purpose is of course to save on production costs. Nevertheless, the 2013 Dacia Lodgy has a record of 827 liters or even 200 liters more than the Renault Espace .
Interior certainly can not be compared with rivals from Western Europe , but the best indicator of how far Dacia come a long way since the first generation of the Logan . 2013 Lodgy can boast of a long list of standard and optional equipment, but for the price it is unlikely that buyers will have objections .
2013 Dacia Lodgy engine
The engine range starts with a 1.6L petrol engine which develops 86 hp and 134 Nm of torque , and the only remaining gas version of the 1.2L turbo with 117 hp and 190 Nm of torque. For fans of diesel there is a pair of 1.5L engine. The weak developing 91 hp and 200 Nm of torque , while the more powerful 19 hp and 40 Nm of torque more . All models send power to the front wheels through a choice of five-and six-speed manual transmission . The fastest engine of the 1.2L gasoline engine is , with acceleration to 100 km / h in 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 179 km / h, while the most economical model of lower diesel with combined fuel consumption of just 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers , with CO2 emissions of 109 g / km.
2013 Dacia Lodgy price
Finally we mention the price, which starts from just 9,600 euros (about $ 12.800 ) , and even the most expensive 2013 Dacia Lodgy diesel model will cost only 15,200 euros (about $ 20.300 ) . Dacia has once again put himself at the center of the auto industry and it seems that in times of economic crisis many of customers will turn right towards the Lodgy .
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