New 2022 Dacia Jogger: everything you need to know

Rory White

03 Sep 2021

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Dacia has been leading the way on value for years now. Does the same apply to its upcoming seven-seater, the Jogger? Here's everything we know so far.

> Seven-seat Dacia Jogger revealed

> Longest, roomiest Dacia on sale

> Three engine options

> Special edition Extreme trim at launch

> Pre-orders November 2021, deliveries Q1 2022


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2021 Dacia Jogger design


Believe it or not the Jogger is actually based on the same platform as Dacia's tiny Sandero, but because that platform can be made bigger, it has been stretched to accommodate the Jogger.


The Jogger stretches to 4.5m long, making it the longest model Dacia now makes. The Jogger is also treated to a fairly generous 20cm of ground clearance for light off-roading duties.


It gets its own distinct look, but you'll recognise its face from the Sandero with its Y-shaped daytime running lights and stretched grille, although the Jogger gets LED headlights as standard.


At the back, the Jogger gets stacked rear lights and a wide boot lid. Combined with a low loading lip, Dacia reckons the Jogger will be extremely easy to load and live with every day.


The Jogger's chunky wheel arches with plastic cladding will on some models house Dacia's Flex Wheels, which are designed to look like alloys, but are apparently more robust and cheaper to replace if needed. Diamond-cut alloys are available further up the range.


Some models of the Jogger will come with a clever roof rail system that converts to a rack for skis or bikes with an 80kg load limit.


There will also be a special Extreme version available at launch, which you can see here in these images. This will be more like Dacia's Stepway models elsewhere in the range, with grey front and rear skid-plates, and its alloys, door mirrors, roof rails and sharkfin antenna all in black.



2021 Dacia Jogger interior and infotainment


Inside, anybody who's recently seen the inside of Dacia's Sandero will recognise plenty of bits and pieces that carry over. The steering wheel, air vents and climate control switches are familiar for instance, and so too is the gear lever.


On higher models a fabric strip runs the length of the dash separating the infotainment and driver's instruments above and climate controls below. On lower models, this is plastic instead.


On the subject of infotainment, there are three different systems available on the Jogger. The most basic model gets Dacia's Media Control system, which uses your smartphone as the screen via a free app.


Next up is the Media Display system that gets a dedicated 8-inch display with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. At the top of the range is the Media Nav seen in these images – the same screen, but with built in sat-nav and wireless smartphone connection instead.


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2021 Dacia Jogger practicality and boot space


The Jogger will come as a five-seat or seven-seat model. The seven-seater's rearmost seats can be folded, tumbled forward and removed, while the middle row can be split in a 60:40 configuration but only be folded and tumbled.


There's genuine space for seven adults inside and a decent 160-litres of boot space with all seven seats in place. In five-seat mode, that grows to a massive 708 litres.


Dacia is also keen to point out that it has included 24 litres of cubby space inside the cabin, such as the door bins, glovebox and armrest cubby.


2021 Dacia Jogger engine and gearbox


There will eventually be three engine options for the Jogger. From launch there'll be a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol making 110hp mated to a six-speed gearbox.


Joining it, is another turbocharged 1.0-litre making 100hp, but this time powered by either petrol of LPG. It can switch between the two, with the advantage that LPG is cheaper to buy at the pump. This too will get a six-speed manual.


Later down the line in 2023 a hybrid model will join the range. It'll consist of a 1.6 petrol engine, battery and electric motor, and be able to run up to 80% of the time in electric mode in urban areas to maximise fuel economy. This hybrid model will get an automatic gearbox.


2021 Dacia Jogger prices and on-sale date


The Dacia Jogger will be available to order from November 2021, with first deliveries expected to happen in the first quarter of 2022. As mentioned, the Hybrid will follow later in 2023.


There will be two trims called Essential and Comfort, plus the aforementioned Extreme special edition, but there's no word on equipment levels and pricing just yet.


All we know so far is that the Jogger will start from around 15,000 Euros in Europe when it goes on sale. That'll likely be for the 110hp petrol with five seats and in Essential trim.



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Rory White

03 Sep 2021