Dacia Lodgy - a Success Product

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Once again, Dacia is flouting convention as part of an ambitious product offensive, offers genuine five- and seven-seater variants of its seventh model, the new Dacia Lodgy. The brand's first entry into the minivan segment, it aims to undercut the competition by betting that certain buyers are willing to sacrifice creature comforts in order to pay less. Dacia Lodgy is built at the Tangiers plant (Morocco). Lodgy's door handles and mirrors were both pulled out of the Duster SUV's parts bin. Thanks to these and other cost-cutting measures the minivan carries a base price of €9,900, a revolutionary price for a car of this type, making it the cheapest offering in its class. As buyers move through the trim levels there is something for just about every budget and the range tops out at €16,500. Lodgy is stamped with Dacia's trademark DNA: unbeatable value for money, reliability and practicality. Measuring 4.5 metres in length and 1.75 in width, Dacia Lodgy's contours and proportions above all reflect its size and strength. With the grille moulded around the Dacia logo and sharp lines that highlight the sculptured wheel arches, Lodgy provides a preview of Dacia's new corporate look. Optimal use of Lodgy's generous external dimensions has created a roomy interior, with the result that each of its seven seats can accommodate a passenger in total comfort. The size of Dacia Lodgy's spacious boot will not come as a surprise to those who are familiar the Dacia brand. Indeed, it one of the biggest in its segment. When on the road, the Lodgy rides as though it is an old French vehicle. It has a soft suspension that flattens out potholes and bumps very easily. Even better news comes courtesy of the sound insulation in the cabin, which is excellent and considerably reduces the noise of the rattling 1.5-litre diesel engine. The performance is likewise impressive, with the 0-62 miles per hour rating being 11.6 seconds. Practicality is superb: with five seats in place, the boot has...
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