Dacia introduces its bargain 7-seater 'Jogger' to Irish market with prices from €23,290
Dacia is bringing its famed fresh thinking and value-for-money approach to the 7-seat family car sector with the launch of the All-New Dacia Jogger.
Offering versatility by blending the practicality of an estate car with the spaciousness of an MPV and the styling of an SUV, the All-New Dacia Jogger exists in a class of its own.
With a name that embodies the brand’s outdoor spirit, its positive energy and sense of adventure, the All-New Dacia Jogger is a life-long companion, ideally suited to the daily lives of families whether navigating urban environments or looking to get away into the great outdoors.
Generous proportions and rugged styling ensure the All-New Jogger is always ready for adventure, backed up by a series of clever touches and smart thinking, from the ingenious modular roof rails to the innovative Media Control system that places the smartphone at the centre of the car’s multimedia experience.
At launch, the All-New Jogger is powered by Dacia’s brand new TCe 110 turbocharged petrol engine, delivering both willing performance, excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions thanks to several technical innovations. Dacia’s first hybrid powertrain option will also be joining the range in 2023.
The All-New Jogger is available exclusively with 7-seats and in three trim levels – Essential, Comfort, and Extreme SE. All versions are generously equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, and rear parking sensors as standard across the range. In the interests of keeping things simple for customers, the All-New Jogger is offered with just two options – metallic paint and a spare wheel.
Based on the company’s modular CMF-B platform, the All-New Jogger features a unique rear module that extends the car’s length to just over 4.5m, making it the longest model in the Dacia range. Key to the Jogger’s spaciousness, this extra length allows it to deliver the same level of versatility as many larger models from the segments above.
With a generous 200mm of ground clearance (unladen), a reinforced body structure, and protective body-cladding, the All-New Jogger has been designed with an active life in mind. That ethos can be seen in the bold, wide grille, flanked by Dacia’s signature Y-shaped LED daytime running lights and headlights with LED low-beam illumination.
The vertical rear lights maximise the width of the tailgate making loading easier, while a low load sill makes accessing the All-New Jogger’s spacious cargo area fuss-free. The Jogger’s readiness for the great outdoors continues with its innovative modular roof rails that transform in a few simple steps to accept anything from skis to mountain bikes, complete with a generous 80kg load capacity.
Comfort models feature Dacia’s clever ‘Flex’ wheels which, although styled to replicate the appearance of alloy wheels, are more robust and affordable should they need to be replaced.
Alloy wheels with a stylish black finish are standard on the Extreme SE model, along with black modular roof rails, black door mirrors, black shark-fin antenna, unique protective door strips, and contrasting front and rear skid plates.
There are six distinctive body colours to choose from, with Pearl Black, Slate Grey, Moonstone Grey, Glacier White and Terracotta Bronze available across the range, and Iron Blue on Essential and Comfort models.
Thanks to its 4.5m length and 2.9m wheelbase, the All-New Dacia Jogger offers unrivalled interior space for a family of seven. With three full rows of seating, the All-New Jogger can easily accommodate up to seven adults in comfort or, with the split-folding seats arranged into almost 60 possible configurations, up to 2,085 litres of cargo space.
The second-row seats offer plenty of seat height, similar to those in the front, together with generous foot- and knee-room. A tipping mechanism provides access to the third-row seats, made easier by longer rear doors, while an impressive 855mm of headroom and 127mm of knee-room allows two adults to sit in comfort.
With all seats in place, the boot offers a useful 212-litres of storage space, rising to 699-litres with the third-row seats folded and measured to the top of the backrest. Folding the second-row seats and removing the third row increases that still further to an impressive maximum 2,085 litres, while the long boot floor (2,000mm) can easily accommodate a pram or a child’s bike without disassembly.
Dacia’s ingenious design ensures the available space can be used in any number of ways, with four lashing rings, three load hooks, and elastic straps to hold loads safely and securely. With a 12V socket and ISOFIX child-seat mounts for the outer second-row seats, the All-New Jogger offers maximum versatility.
Fold-down tray tables (available on Extreme SE) and cup holders for the second-row seats ensure all occupants are kept entertained, while even those in the third row have their own armrests and tilt-opening windows.
Dacia understands better than most that family life comes with plenty of paraphernalia, and so the All-New Jogger boasts 23-litres of storage space spread conveniently throughout the cabin. A generously sized 7-litre glove box is joined by front and rear door pockets capable of holding a 1-litre bottle, with a 1.3-litre lidded storage bin within the centre console and six cup-holders.
On selected models, the feeling of spaciousness is accentuated by a textile strip that runs across the dashboard, separating the driving components (instrument panel, multimedia screen) above from the easily accessible controls (air conditioning, driving aids) found below. The same textile also features on the front door armrests.
To complement its striking exterior, the interior of the Jogger Extreme SE features unique, red-stitched upholstery and chrome door trim, while its enhanced standard specification includes climate control, a reversing camera, hands-free key card, heated front seats, Media Nav, floor mats for all passengers, and a hard-wearing rubber cargo mat.
Three advanced multimedia and infotainment systems are available in the All-New Dacia Jogger, each with a range of powerful connected features for busy, modern families.
Dacia’s clever Media Control system revolves around a smartphone docking station integrated into the dashboard. By using the screen that we carry with us every day – our smartphones – Dacia has created a way of maximising usability and familiarity, while also solving the problems caused by aftermarket windscreen mounts and charging cables.
Once the smartphone is held securely within the universal slot, the free Dacia Media Control app places the phone at the heart of the connected experience. Navigation, radio, music, telephone, and vehicle information are all now at the driver’s fingertips, accessed through the phone’s own voice recognition function or via the steering wheel-mounted controls. Music and navigation instructions are channelled through the car’s speakers thanks to the Bluetooth connection, while a conveniently located USB port handles charging duties.
Media Display upgrades the audio experience with four speakers, while an 8-inch touchscreen mounted high on the dashboard and angled towards the driver for maximum visibility takes over from the Media Control docking station. The system boasts both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, while a new ‘Car’ tab gives access to various ADAS and vehicle settings.
Media Nav builds upon the Media Display system with the addition of wireless connectivity for Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, a full in-car navigation function, and an upgraded audio system with six speakers and two USB ports.
From launch, the All-New Jogger is powered by Dacia’s new TCe 110 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine.
Developing 110hp and maximum 200Nm of torque at 2,900rpm, it uses technical innovations such as variable valve timing, a variable displacement oil pump, an integrated exhaust manifold, and a particulate filter to achieve impressive performance while reducing fuel consumption (5.7 – 6.0 l/100km WLTP combined) and CO2 emissions (132g/km).
Euro 6D-Full compliant and equipped with Stop & Start as standard, the TCe 110 is coupled to a smooth-shifting, low friction six-speed manual transmission to help deliver the best possible performance. Combined with the All-New Jogger’s underbody fairings and forward-facing aerodynamics flaps, this efficient powertrain delivers low CO2 emissions and impressive fuel economy.
In 2023, the All-New Jogger will gain the option of a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, the first model in the Dacia range to do so.
SAFETY AND DRIVING AIDS
All Dacia Jogger models feature six airbags, including curtain and side airbags to protect the abdomen, chest and head, as well as a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Electronic Stability Control, automatic headlights, cruise control with speed limiter, and emergency E-call are standard across the range, with an electric parking brake, blind spot warning, and reversing camera available on selected trim levels.
In line with Dacia’s brand ethos of offering customer-driven essentials all for unbeatable value, the All-New Jogger is available in a choice of three well-equipped trim levels – Essential, Comfort, and a special edition Extreme SE. Launch prices start at just €23,290 and are in place until the end of May 2022, after which all models will increase by €900.
Priced from only €23,290, the All-New Jogger Essential includes manual air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, rear parking sensors, height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, front fog lights, electric front windows, Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS), and Dacia’s clever Media Control that places the smartphone at the centre of the infotainment experience.
From €25,090, the Jogger Comfort adds Dacia’s innovative modular roof rails, body-colour door handles, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera and clever 16-inch ‘Flex’ steel wheels that, although styled to replicate the appearance of alloy wheels, are more robust and affordable should they need to be replaced.
Moving inside, the Comfort model goes further with a soft-feel steering wheel, satin chrome interior door handles, satin chrome and copper orange air vents, central armrest with storage, electric rear windows and one-touch operation on the front, electric parking brake, keyless entry, automatic air conditioning, blind spot warning, and
Dacia’s 8-inch Media Display system with two USB ports and smartphone mirroring, including both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®.
At €26,590, the special edition Extreme SE introduces 16-inch alloy wheels in a black finish, black roof bars and door mirrors, plus additional exterior styling elements unique to the model. The interior, meanwhile, gains heated front seats, special floor and cargo mats, and Dacia’s Media Nav system with built-in navigation and wireless smartphone mirroring.
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