Dacia MPV Coming in 2012, Priced from EUR14,000

Renault's successful low-budget brand Dacia will expand its product lineup with new models in the future and the first product to reach the market could come in the form on an MPV. There's nothing confirmed about this but the first glimpse into how the future Dacia MPV could look like is likely to be offered at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March 2011. writes that the future Dacia model will be a 7-seater and, just like the Logan, a model which is supposed to be used as development platform for the future MPV, will be one of the most affordable models in its class. Pricing is believed to go around EUR14,000, which means the Dacia will be around EUR7,000 cheaper as compared to the cheapest MPV in Renault's lineup, the Scenic.

Of course, Renault fully agrees with the idea of offering a cheaper alternative in the Dacia range, especially because the model to be sold with the Romanian badge won't be equipped with too many advanced features, not to mention premium equipment.

The MPV will most likely be produced in Morocco because Dacia's plant in Romania is already running at full power to produce the six models currently available in its portfolio (Logan, Logan MCV, Logan VAN, Logan Pick-up, Sandero and Duster). It will rely on a 5-door architecture and will measure around 4,6 meters, the aforementioned source noted.

Just like you'd expect from a model sold by a company working under Renault's ownership, the MPV is likely to be powered by the well known gasoline and diesel engines produced by the French company, namely the 1.6-liter 16V petrol with 105 horsepower and the two 1.5 dCI configurations with 90 and 110 horsepower, respectively.
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