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Renault’s “smart buy” brand Dacia has decided the parent’s country is the top choice to present the facelifted version of the workhorse models – Dokker and Lodgy – even ahead of its home market of Romania.

Dacia has decided to reveal the updated Dokker and Lodgy in France, hot on the heels of its late 2016 introduction of the new Sandero, new Logan and new Logan MCV. The upgrades coming with the mid-cycle refresh are naturally in line with the Sandero, Logan and MCV and of course the best looking of the bunch remain the crossover-inspired rugged Stepway versions – packing interesting things such as new 16-inch wheels and a redesigned corporate grille that now solidifies the family appearance in line with the Duster SUV. Move inside the cabin and there’s a new four-spoke steering wheel with “Soft Feel” trim. There’s also a nip and tuck for the air vents along with chrome accents on the dashboard.

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New features also include different upholsteries and the option of a rearview camera. Both the Dokker and Lodgy Stepway models have extra standard equipment such as an armrest, one-touch window function, and folding tables for passengers sitting in the back. Dacia France is already taking up pre-orders and first deliveries will come in April, with prices kicking off at €9,650 for the base Dokker with naturally aspirated SCe 100 engine, while the top trim Stepway will be €15,850 when opting for the dCi 90 diesel. The Lodgy people mover starts at €10,150 and surges up to €16,450 – and you need to add another €500 if you want the seven-seat version.