Thanks to a flexible platform borrowed from parent company Renault (used by Clio and Captur), the Jogger will offer three engines.
The first is a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 108 horsepower and up to 90% of the maximum 148 lb-ft from 1,700 rpm. This will also go down to Renault Mégane in time and likely make up the majority of Jogger sales.
A 99bhp LPG Joger will also be offered, using the same Bi-Fuel engine seen in the Sandero. Neither 0-62 mph nor fuel economy numbers have been released yet.
The hybrid, released in 2023, will combine a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, two electric motors (one electronic and an alternator) and a multi-mode automatic gearbox, as well as 1.2 kWh battery to run electricity only for short distances.
There are no plans for an additional hybrid at this point, although the platform’s flexibility means it could be introduced in the future. According to David Durand, Dacia Design Director: “We can use and adapt this existing technology very quickly because the platform is the same. We will need less than a year to change it.”
The Jogger will be coming to the UK in 2022, with exact pricing and specifications for the UK market to be announced at the end of this year. If the price here matches the approximate starting price in Europe of €15,000 (£12,900), it would be the cheapest seven-seater on sale.
Q&A: David Durand, Director of Exterior Design, Dacia
What is your favorite part of Jogger?« The way we matched the front of the Sandero with the cabin of the Jogger in the back. The Jogger is a little wider and taller, which was a challenge on the design side, because we needed to continue the lines extending to the back. We had the idea of the two boxes and create this step between The front door and the second part of the car.
« I also like the way the taillights were finished, we wanted to avoid the SUV but still keep the wide opening. If you push everything to save space inside, the danger could be an ugly car outside. We tried to make it sturdy but not utilitarian » .
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