Dacia introduced the Jogger in September last year. This funky-looking crossover mashup is available in five or seven-seater layouts, but buyers will soon have another option – a camper van convertible. Dacia’s VP of products, Lionel Jaillet, said Auto Express that it is already working on the Jogger camper van and could debut soon.
Jaillet told the publication that Dania wants to offer more customers, especially those who want to do outdoor activities. The runner “had the right passion for it,” he told Auto Express. The company has yet to decide whether the camper van conversion will be a standalone model or part of an accessory package. That was something Dacia was working on to determine right now.
It’s also unclear what the camper van will offer regarding its features. Don’t expect a king-sized bed, 50-inch TV and full shower, but the back of the Jogger box is perfect for camping basics – a place to sleep, some storage, and a kitchenette with essentials. – portable gas stove, small refrigerator and small sink. However, we’ll have to wait until Dacia reveals it to know for sure. Dacia was considering a commercial van variant, but tightening regulations killed the model.
The arrangement of the Jogger is quite unique, although on the front it looks identical to the Stepway Dacia Sandero. However, things got weird from there. The windshield is long, extending over the front seats and leading to a high, level roof. The crossover’s unique proportions have 1,819 liters (64.23 cubic feet) of cargo space with all seats folded.
Inside, the Dacia looks like any other model in its lineup – the infotainment screen on the high-end model, HVAC controls below, and a clean, simple and modern interior that’s unlikely to change for a camper van version. There’s no way Dacia would turn off the powertrains, leaving a camper van with a petrol or LPG engine. The most powerful powertrain is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder that produces 110 horsepower (81 kilowatts).
Camper vans and other recreational vehicles are quite popular right now, and Dacia won’t be the only brand developing into a camper van. VW has announced that it will be developing a camper version of its new electric ID.Buzz. And if automakers don’t build it, then plenty of upfitters are ready to fill that role.