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May 18, 2021

Renault might produce Dacia Lodgy and Duster models in Indonesia

cited by Mediafax, the French Group Renault might produce the MPV Dacia Lodgy, as well as the Duster SUV in Indonesia, thus taking advantage of the Southeast Asia market demand, Mediafax informs. Lodgy, presently produced in Morocco and the only Dacia model that has not had the expected rate of success in Europe, might be produced in Indonesia, since vehicles in this category are very popular in the region. La Tribune writes that Lodgy is the only “entry” range vehicle of Renault that was unsuccessful. Compared to Duster, Sandero and Logan models which have attracted many clients, Lodgy is currently below the set targets, especially due to the decline in popularity of MPVs in Europe in favour of SUVs. Lodgy might have a different outcome in Southeast Asia, where MPV cars are in high demand. Renault might start production at the factory in Indonesia in 2016. “There is great potential”, Operation Manager for Asia-Pacific Region Gilles Normand stated in April. The Indonesia project might be conducted in partnership with Nissan, the Japanese automaker controlled by Renault. Last year’s largest markets for Dacia were in France (23.4%), Germany (13%), Algeria, Turkey and Italy. In 2012, France dominated the Dacia sales ranking according to each country, reporting 84,522 sold units, and was followed by Germany, reporting 46,590 units, Algeria with 41,710 vehicles, Turkey with 28,964 vehicles, Italy with 26,832 vehicles and Spain with 17,847 units. Last year’s global Dacia sales went up by 4.8% to 359,822 vehicles, as compared to 2011. 6% of the vehicles were sold in Romania, where the company was still market leader.

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