For those who don't know Dacia is owned by Renault and the Lodgy is manufactured in Romania. This is a medium sized mpv, currently only available in left hand drive.
It is about as long as a Vauxhall Zafira and as wide as the Volkswagen Touran. Despite not being the biggest of mpvs, two adults can fit comfortably in the third row of seats in the 7 seater version with room to spare. The generous proportions of the Lodgy make for a comfortable ride for all passengers. If not all seats are needed, there is the flexibility to fold down seats to make more room for luggage.
The Lodgy has a four-cylinder Renault-sourced engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox - as yet there is no automatic. This nifty mpv provides a smooth and quiet ride. Being part of the budget end of the mpv market there are some of the little extras missing from the interior such as folding tables but it is roomy and the boot has ample space for all the bags.
Photo courtesy of Norbert Aepli