Dacia Jogger transformed into budget motorhome by new Sleep Pack
Dacia launches a new range of InNature accessories and an Extreme trim level, aiming to make its models great in the outdoors.
Dacia has transformed its low-cost seven-seat MPV into a low-cost two-birth motorhome with the addition of the innovative Sleep Pack for the Jogger. The term ‘motorhome’ might be stretching things a little bit here, but the new Sleep Pack certainly should put a gloss on the experience of sleeping in your car, transforming the rear of the Dacia Jogger into a flat double bed with a 220-litre storage box beneath.
Dacia has launched the Sleep Pack as the first in a forthcoming new range of InNature accessories that it says highlight its “strong alignment with the outdoors”. Revealed alongside this new feature for the Jogger is a new Extreme trim level that will be offered across Sandero Stepway, Duster and Jogger ranges. Prices start from £16,745 for the Stepway, £19,695 for the Duster and £19,445 for the Jogger.
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Extreme will top the Sandero Stepway trim hierarchy and replace the old Extreme SE grade on the Jogger and Duster. On all models, the package brings a more rugged look by piling on a series of off-road styling cues and a unique colour scheme.
The Cedar Green paintwork is exclusive to the Extreme models and Copper Brown door mirror caps also feature along with Brilliant Black alloy wheels. Sandero Stepway and Jogger receive a topographical graphic across the front doors plus more copper detailing on the front fog lights. On the Duster Extreme there are protective wheelarch extensions and a snorkel exhaust.
Inside, that same topographical pattern is repeated on the door sills and rubber floor mats, and accompanied by more copper detailing. There’s also a new upholstery material called MicroCloud that Dacia claims is soft but also hard-wearing and easy to clean.
Dacia’s Extreme variants aren’t all show either, the trim is available with the all-wheel drive Duster and on the Sandero Stepway and Jogger it comes with Dacia’s new Extended Grip technology. This system adjusts the settings of the standard ESC stability control system to maximise traction in low-grip situations.
It should mean that Dacia Jogger owners with the Sleep Pack installed can travel a little further off the beaten track before bedding down for the night. The unit takes the place of the Jogger’s third row of seating, and Dacia claims it allows a 190cm x 130cm mattress to be folded out behind the front seats in around two minutes. There’s 60cm of headroom for anyone lying on the flat bed and in the morning you can fold it away, turning the Jogger back into a five-seater. The whole thing weights just 50kg and can be removed after installation to get that third row of seats back.
There’s an accompanying smart tent that attaches to the Jogger’s tailgate, when open, to create more sleeping space while black-out blinds are also available for the car’s side windows. Dacia is making the Sleep Pack and other InNature accessories available on new Joggers or as an aftermarket accessory for existing owners and order books will open in the second quarter of 2023. The Extreme trim level Dacias, meanwhile, can be ordered now.
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