The official debut of the Lodgy model was held at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Simplicity, practicality and accessibility - these are the basic principles that formed the basis of this model. Creating this car, designers and engineers did not strive to surprise, therefore familiar features of other Dacia / Renault cars are easily traced in the exterior of a minivan, and in the technical part many tested components and assemblies are used. The base for the design of the Lodgy minivan was the extended B0 platform with the wheelbase stretched to 2810 mm, McPherson struts as the front suspension and a semi-dependent beam at the rear.
It should be remembered that this database was used for the development of Renault Logan. The name Lodgy (lodge in English means “small house”) hints at the extraordinary capacity of the novelty. The car is offered with two landing formulas: five- and seven-seater. As for the overall dimensions, the length of the Lodgy stretched out to 4498 mm, width to 1751 mm (with 2004 mm mirrors), and to a height of 1682 mm (with 1714 mm rails). Ground clearance - 120 mm at full load. If you pay attention to the luggage compartment, then its volume is 827 liters in 5-seater and 207 liters in 7-seater.
With the backrests of the second and third rows folded down, the volume of luggage space will increase to an impressive 2617 liters. Moreover, the second and third rows of seats allow passengers to freely accommodate them. According to the manufacturer in the third row, there is 144 mm legroom, and 866 mm for the head and torso. Such indicators put Lodgy among the leaders in the class of seven-seater minivans. By the way, since the Lodgy family car, the developers took care of the possibility of installing child seats in the third row, equipping the car with Isofix anchorages. Externally, Dacia Lodgy looks quite harmonious.
In the bends of the front of the body through the modern notes of automotive design, the contours of the side surfaces and the roof fit well into the big picture. When looking from behind, huge lanterns are striking, which look beautiful and impressive. Discusses the issue of creating a sports package, which according to the developers should include new bumpers, rear-view mirrors, alloy wheels and an updated grille. To this set will offer a reduced clearance. Already even suggested the name Lodgy DS (DS - Dacia Sport). The interior of Dacia Lodgy is very modest, but does not create the impression of cheapness, since practical materials of good quality are used for decoration.
The basic equipment of the car received only the most necessary equipment, but for an additional fee, the buyer has the opportunity to equip the car with the devices and systems that he really needs. The multimedia complex attracts attention. In the most expensive configuration, the complex is installed regularly, and for budget versions it is offered as an option. The customer receives a block with a 7-inch color touch screen, a navigator, USB, there is also a radio receiver, a connector for an MP3 player, Bluetooth function.
Lodgy has a front-wheel drive and is equipped with a choice of 4-cylinder engines: 1.5-liter diesel (in two versions of the force - 90 and 110 hp) and two petrol engines: 1.6 liters. atmospheric power of 106 hp and turbocharged 1.2 l. Energy TCe 115. All power units are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.