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Geneva 2012: Spacious Dacia Lodgy
Dacia Lodgy leads the line for Renault's budget division.
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What is it?

Renault's cut-price Romanian brand is due to enter the UK market in 2013 with the XL-sized Lodgy MPV set to join the line-up alongside the Duster and Sandero models. Dacia says the Lodgy will offer outstanding space at an affordable price, presenting an alternative to families who would normally take to the second-hand market when looking for a large MPV.

Why's it here?

Having culled the dead wood from its line-up Renault UK is hoping that Dacia can fill the gap in its range and has already begun to tout the brand to its dealer network. The Lodgy would appear to offer a ready made alternative to the Espace MPV, but with a price tag that means it may actually sell. Only time will tell though.

Show stopper or floor filler?

It is hardly a looker, but if Renault gets the pricing and marketing right then the introduction of the Dacia brand in the UK could be an important one. Purse strings are getting tighter and 'budget' brands of old are moving more towards the mainstream with prices to match. In the Geneva Motor Show sense it's a floor filler though.

Paul Healy - 6 Mar 2012

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