It may not be the most exciting vehicle that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but the new Dacia Lodgy is an important one nonetheless. The Romanian-bred, French-owned automaker says the Lodgy will be offered in multiple configurations that will include options for five or seven occupants.

We can't say for certain what will power the machine, but we can comment on its interesting name. Dacia says, as you can read in the press release after the break, that the moniker is "derived from the English word 'lodge' and refers directly to the model's ability to comfortably accommodate a family and its luggage." Odd name aside, we expect the Lodgy will be popular with European families looking for an inexpensive way to transport their brood.

Alongside the new Lodgy MPV, Dacia also displayed the Lodgy Glace Alain Prost drove to win the Andros Trophy. Check both out in our included photo galleries and read the few details released by Dacia below.
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DACIA RELEASES FIRST IMAGES OF LODGY AHEAD OF GENEVA SHOW WORLD DEBUT

Dacia family set to grow with launch of Lodgy MPV – latest addition to the household which already includes: Duster crossover, Sandero and Sandero Stepway supermini, Logan: saloon, seven-seat estate (MCV), van and pick-up

Lodgy MPV set for world debut at Geneva Motor Show in March 2012

Decision on commercialisation of Lodgy in right-hand drive for the UK market is still to be finalised. The model could join Duster and all-new Sandero after their January 2013 launches

Dacia, Europe's fastest growing automotive brand for the last six years is poised to expand its ever-growing line-up later this year with the release of Lodgy, an MPV which will be available as either a five- or genuine seven-seater.

Lodgy will deliver the brand's hallmark combination of outstanding cabin space and a range of essential features tailored to meet the specific demands of Dacia's customers. Families looking for a versatile, yet affordable vehicle, who have traditionally resorted to buying used cars, will now be able to purchase a new MPV complete with a full three-year warranty and the product reliability and customer satisfaction excellence for which Dacia is renowned.

In addition to its generous proportions, Lodgy features the usual Dacia cues of robust and functional design. In profile, it is easy to see how its roomy interior caters for everyone on board, even for passengers sitting in the third-row seats, as well as its exceptionally large boot, all within a total length of just 4.5 metres.

Its name, Lodgy, is derived from the English word 'lodge' and refers directly to the model's ability to comfortably accommodate a family and its luggage.

Dacia Lodgy will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland in March 2012.

Dacia, a growing brand

In the eight years since its relaunch with the introduction of Logan in 2004, Dacia, which belongs to the Renault Group, has become not just a global phenomenon, but an established player in the automotive world. As pioneer of the 'smart buy' approach, Dacia lost no time winning over the confidence of its customers thanks to its clear values:

Generosity, which can be seen through its market leading cabin size for its price,
Simplicity, thanks to equipment specifications focused on the essential,

3. Reliability, thanks to technical solutions proven on other Renault Group vehicles.

The range currently includes three core models:

Logan: saloon, estate (MCV), van and pick-up versions,
Sandero: saloon and Stepway (SUV-style) versions,
Duster: an SUV, with 4x2 or 4x4 transmission

Lodgy Glace: a different sort of racing car

For its third campaign in France's Trophée Andros ice-racing championship, Dacia has once again broken the rules by entering an MPV, Lodgy Glace, for the first time in the competition's history. Two cars are contesting this winter's series, shared by a particularly strong line-up of drivers: Alain Prost, Nicolas Prost and Evens Stievenart. Alain Prost tops the provisional standings with a score of two wins from three rounds ahead of the championship's traditional Christmas break.


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      stevenh
      • 2 Years Ago
      James May will be so excited
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the Datsun name coming back,Nissan should think about selling it as a Datsun.
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is GREAT NEWS! Anyways, moving on....
      Mike S
      • 2 Years Ago
      HOW HAS NO ONE REALIZED THIS IS A CHEVY ORLANDO?!?!?!
      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not 100% sure, But this is almost exacly like the Chev Orlando on sale in Canda.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      knutnyhagen
      • 2 Years Ago
      You are always able to show multiple pics, both inside and outside of all (lots of unintresting) cars, but for "some reason", there is one - 1 - pic only of the new Lodgy. Was it not allowed to make photos? Or - can ANYONE explain me why it is no pics of the interiour? P L E A S E !
      RichardMCV
      • 2 Years Ago
      This Car can be equipped with a variety of 4 engines: a 1.6 liter 8 V with 85 BHP 134 Nm, An all new 1.2 liter Turbocharged 190 Nm 115 BHP, a 1.5 dCi with 90 BHP 200 Nm or a dCi with 110 BHP 240 Nm.
      Amez
      • 2 Years Ago
      Made in the new moroccan factory (tangier)