It’s not Chinese, but for 10,000 euros less than the Hyundai Tucson it has the same trunk and 4.7 liters of consumption

It’s not Chinese, but for 10,000 euros less than the Hyundai Tucson it has the same trunk and 4.7 liters of consumption
It’s not Chinese, but for 10,000 euros less than the Hyundai Tucson it has the same trunk and 4.7 liters of consumption

01/07/2024 12:01

Updated on 04/07/2024 16:06

While cars with conventional hybrid engines (HEV) are proving to be the ones that are growing the most in sales during 2024, SUV-type bodies are the ones that are setting the pace for demand. That’s why cars like the Hyundai Tucson are an absolute sales success.

The Korean model, in particular, has an efficient hybrid system capable of providing consumption in the region of 5 litres and a boot with a volume of more than 600 litres, making it an ideal option for families or individuals looking for a good relationship between exterior size and interior habitability and consumption. However, its price of 35,000 euros keeps it away from a very large part of Spanish families.

Appearance of the Dacia Jogger Hybrid Expression, with standard paint and wheel trims.

This does not mean that this bias of the population has to reject these characteristics in a new car, since For 10,000 euros less, the Dacia Jogger offers a 607-litre boot and a hybrid system capable of certifying a consumption of just 4.7 litres per 100 km.There is even a 7-seater version available, making it a suitable purchase for large families as well.

Launched two years ago, the Jogger remains the best option for those looking for a car with the lowest possible price and electric propulsion technology. It is true that the Citroën C3 Aircross and Opel Frontera have just arrived on the market with 100% electric and mild hybrid engines, but the truth is that as the first car for a family unit, an electric car with just over 300 kilometres of autonomy is not the best option, while the Jogger’s 140 Hybrid engine is much more powerful and has lower consumption than the mild hybrid that powers the Citroën and Opel models.

In concept, it wanders between the shapes of a compact family car, an SUV and a minivan.

Beyond the connotation of an economic brand that can be attributed to Dacia, the truth is that the Jogger, as a simple but logical product, has little to criticize. It has no direct rivals because it is not a typical SUV, nor a family car or a minivan. It is a bit of everything at the same time. For this reason it can compete with the aforementioned models, as well as with the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, as well as with any hybrid SUV in the B or C segment.

In mechanical terms, the Jogger uses a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.2 kWh battery that is coordinated with two electric motors to achieve a total power output of 140 hp. This figure will allow the whole car to move in a correct, though not brilliant, manner. However, its strong point lies in the consumption section, since the 4.7 litres per 100 that it approves for mixed use will be achievable if driven calmly on a day-to-day basis.

The dashboard is inherited from the Dacia Sandero.

Its starting rate is currently set at 25.000 euros of its Expression version, which to tell the truth is well resolved in terms of equipment. In fact, the only element worth paying extra for is the alloy wheels (250 euros) and metallic paint.

As with all hybrids, it comes with an automatic transmission as standard, and also enjoys a colour LCD screen for the instrumentation, LED headlights, a double screen inside (dashboard and central), rear parking sensors, a speed and cruise control system, automatic air conditioning and a good array of driving assistance systems.

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