PARIS -- Dacia, Renault Group's Romanian budget brand, will unveil a new seven-seat family car in early September, with a public debut at the Munich auto show Sept. 7-12.
No further details were provided. The new model could replace the Lodgy, a compact seven-seat small minivan on the long-running Renault-Nissan Alliance's B0 platform. It was first launched in 2012 and facelifted in 2017.
French media have reported that the new Dacia model will be built on an extended version of the CMF-B architecture, which underpins Renault's best-selling Clio small car and Captur small SUV.
The brand last year discontinued its other family model, the Logan MCV station wagon, also on the B0 platform.
The model debuting at Munich will be revealed on Sept. 3, Dacia said Thursday, and appear on the brand's booth at the auto show on Sept. 6, the first media day.
Dacia's current lineup also includes the new Sandero/Stepway, a small car on the newer CMF-B platform, the newly facelifted Duster small SUV on the B0 platform, and the Spring, an electric minicar based on the K-ZE developed for the Chinese market in 2019.