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Seven-seat Dacia Jogger costs from £14,955 – less than a Ford Fiesta

Dacia has confirmed the price of its new seven-seat family car – and it’s cheaper than a Ford Fiesta.

The Jogger, an estate version of the Sandero, will start from £14,995 – that’s £1,650 less than the entry Ford, which has been the best-selling car in Britain for the last 12 years.

Order books for Dacia’s latest budget-friendly motor open today and first deliveries arrive early next year.

The MPV-styled crossover is now the cheapest seven-seat car you can buy in Britain. In fact, it’s less than half the price of the next most affordable model that can carry up to seven people.

Dacia’s new seven-seater: This is the Jogger, an estate car with raised suspension and a starting price of £14,995

Not only is it the cheapest seven-seat model on the UK market but it is also £1,650 less than the entry Ford Fiesta supermini, which has been the best-seller for the last 12 years

Not only is it the cheapest seven-seat model on the UK market but it is also £1,650 less than the entry Ford Fiesta supermini, which has been the best-seller for the last 12 years

Skoda’s Kodiaq had previously been the cheapest new seven-seat cars on the UK market, with the least expensive version of its roomy SUV starting from £30,540 in basic ‘SE’ trim.

But the Czech model has been utterly trounced on affordability by the new Dacia, which will also become the first car from the budget Romanian brand (now owned by Renault) to offer hybrid technology – though not until 2023.

The Jogger use a stretched version of the ‘CMF-B’ platform that underpins the award-winning Sandero supermini as well as the Renault Clio and Captur.

Bosses say the new model will blend ‘estate car practicality, MPV spaciousness and SUV styling’.

The Jogger uses the same platform - and styling - as the latest Sandero supermini

The Jogger uses the same platform – and styling – as the latest Sandero supermini

The Jogger costs half the price of most seven-seat models on the market
The rearmost two seats car be removed entirely

The Jogger costs half as much as the next most affordable seven-seat model on the market. The rearmost two seats car be removed entirely

Britons will be able to place orders from today with first deliveries arriving in early 2022

Britons will be able to place orders from today with first deliveries arriving in early 2022

Measuring in at 4,547mm, it is the longest Dacia model on sale.

But despite its rugged looks and 200mm of ground clearance, it will only be sold with front-wheel drive.

This will retain the larger Duster SUV’s unique selling point of being the only four-wheel drive Dacia in its range of models.

Inside, the Jogger has three rows of flexible seating.

The middle row can split 60:40 and be flipped forwards while the rearmost pair of seats can be fully removed. This provides van-like carrying space if required. 

With all seven seats in place, there’s only 160 litres of boot space. That’s enough for a small weekly shop.

But with the third row chairs taken out, boot capacity rises to a capacious 708 litres, making this an ideal family wagon even if you only need to fill five seats.

Dacia says the boot floor with the rear seats not in use can accommodate a pram or a child’s push bike without disassembly and adds that ‘hikers can easily transport a full kit and that of their friends’ as the budget Romanian brand pushes its appeal to leisure enthusiasts. 

Measuring in at 4,547mm, the Jogger is now the longest Dacia model on sale

Measuring in at 4,547mm, the Jogger is now the longest Dacia model on sale 

The two back rows can be folded upwards to provide more space, though they do no fold flat into the floor
Dacia says the boot floor is more than long enough to swallow and collapsed push chair or a child's bicycle

The two back rows can be folded upwards to provide more space, though they do no fold flat into the floor

Dacia says the Jogger's arrival will reinvent the seven-seat car market, making large models for bigger families more accessible

Dacia says the Jogger’s arrival will reinvent the seven-seat car market, making large models for bigger families more accessible 

With all seven seats in place, there's only 160 litres of boot space - enough for a small weekly shop
With the third row chairs taken out, boot capacity rises to a capacious 708 litres, making this an ideal family wagon even if you only need to fill five seats

With all seven seats in place, there’s only 160 litres of boot space. That’s enough for a small weekly shop. But with the third row chairs taken out, boot capacity rises to a capacious 708 litres, making this an ideal family wagon even if you only need to fill five seats

There are some limitations though. Not least the fact none of the chairs fold flat into the floor or can be slid forwards and backwards. 

This is part of Dacia’s efforts to keep manufacturing costs low to offer affordable pricing to customers. 

It does have 24 litres of storage space in compartments spread conveniently throughout the cabin – a much-needed feature of any vehicles used to transport children.  

This includes a generously-sized seven-litre glovebox, deep door pockets front and rear, 1.3-litre lidded storage area within the centre console and six cup holders in total.

Despite the raised ride height, roof bars and chunky design, the Jogger will only be sold with front-wheel drive. That means the Duster SUV will continue to be the only all-wheel drive Dacia on sale

Despite the raised ride height, roof bars and chunky design, the Jogger will only be sold with front-wheel drive. That means the Duster SUV will continue to be the only all-wheel drive Dacia on sale

Lots of optional extras will be made available, many of which are aimed at attracting leisure enthusiasts

Lots of optional extras will be made available, many of which are aimed at attracting leisure enthusiasts

From launch the single engine option will be the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit already deployed in the Sandero.

It offers 108bhp and 200Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

In around 12 months’ time, a hybrid version – using the Renault Clio’s existing 1.6-litre petrol engine, dual-electric motor and 1.2kWh battery set-up – will also be on sale. 

Dacia claims the Jogger Hybrid will be driven 80 per cent of the time in electric-only model in urban conditions.

One powertrain - the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol used in the Sandero - will be available from launch

One powertrain – the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol used in the Sandero – will be available from launch

Inside, it shares its cabin with the Sandero supermini. Three infotainment interfaces are available across ranges, with top-spec versions getting an 8-inch touchscreen and navigation

Inside, it shares its cabin with the Sandero supermini. Three infotainment interfaces are available across ranges, with top-spec versions getting an 8-inch touchscreen and navigation

Dacia says there is 24 litres of storage compartments dotted around the Jogger's cabin to make it the ideal family car

Dacia says there is 24 litres of storage compartments dotted around the Jogger’s cabin to make it the ideal family car

Inside, the Jogger will have the modern interior upgrade already featured in the latest Sandero.

Cheapest versions come with a ‘Media Control’ interface, which is a smartphone cradle and docking station that turn your device into the control unit for the radio and navigation.

Mid-grade models get a ‘Media Display’, which adds four speakers and an 8.0-inch touchscreen – though without sat nav. If you want the latter, you will need to upgrade to ‘Media Nav’, adding wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as six speakers. 

In terms of safety, automatic emergency braking is standard across the range while other features include a blind spot warning – illuminating an LED light within the door mirror to warn the driver if another vehicle may be concealed from view – as well as Park Assist and Hill Start Assist.

Announcing the arrival of the Jogger, Denis Le Vot, Dacia’s chief executive, said the brand is ‘reinventing the seven-seater family vehicle’. 

‘This latest versatile addition embodies the brand’s outdoor spirit, always ready for adventure,’ he explained at its launch ahead of the Munich Mobility Show, which started this week.

‘It exemplifies Dacia’s commitment to make mobility accessible to all, and that includes large families. 

‘The Dacia Jogger will also be Dacia’s first hybrid, because mobility, be it in or out of town, must be available for everyone.’ 

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