The Romanian company Dacia has unveiled a spacious seven-seater crossover van called the Jogger. In a press release it was separately noted that this is the longest car in the current model range of the brand.
Dacia is doing very well in Europe: in July this year, the Sandero hatchback surpassed the Volkswagen Golf in sales. In 2020, the Romanian brand decided to discontinue production of the Lodgy van, leaving its lineup without a seven-seater for about a year. Now, as promised a few weeks ago, Dacia is introducing the Jogger as its “fourth pillar” after Spring, Sandero / Logan and Duster.
The all-new, beautifully proportioned hybrid crossover and van model will be available in five and seven-seater configurations, offering “the best price / seat ratio” in the European market.
The name Jogger means “sport, nature and positive energy,” as Dacia explains, and reflects the typical Dacia characteristics of practicality, reliability and affordability.
From the front of the car to the A-pillar, the Jogger looks exactly like the Sandero Stepway, but a slight curve right in front of the rear doors adds 40mm to the car’s height in the back. At 4.55 meters, the Jogger is the longest vehicle in the current Dacia range and has a cargo volume of 708 liters in a five-seater configuration. Fold down the second row of seats for a whopping 1,819 liters of space. In addition, there is 24 liters of storage space available in the cabin.
Like the new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan, the Jogger will be available exclusively with petrol and gas engines. No diesel engine will be offered, and buyers can get a new 110 horsepower 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine, which – at least for now – will be the most powerful for this model. There is also an Eco-G LPG engine with a range of around 1,000 kilometers thanks to a 40 liter LPG cylinder and another 50 liter gas tank.