Dacia Spring has its price revealed in France

2021 - New Dacia Spring
2021 - New Dacia Spring
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James
2 months ago

Does anyone else skip the press release
and go straight to Pedro’s final summary?
If it doesn’t pass the Lima test then I’m not interested.

Afterburner
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Right there with you James.
I do believe the MSRP is a tad high tho, but regardless, it will still sell to people looking for a no-fuss, no cost to maintain 2nd vehicle to run errands. I currently cant see any other vehicle filling that gap at this pricetag, as the VW triplets are on the exit and soon to be discontinued.

Ricardo
2 months ago

17k so, not that cheap for what it offers. I’ll wait to see if the Chinese can do better. The good cat actually looks nice.

yoyo
2 months ago

https://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2021/03/china-wholesales-january-2021-market-up-30-toyota-changan-audi-bmw-and-mercedes-break-volume-records/
Ora had over 10k sales last month
6k plus black cat
2k plus white cat
2k plus good cat

In the EU I think the Chinese automakers will do more than try to be successful when their completion looks like they will give that market to them…
In the US Trump is no longer their to protect US auto and it is only a matter of time till they come here and I welcome a brand like Ora to come as US auto has already exited the car market handing it to the Japanese and Koreans…
I guess they simply cannot compete or only want easy money with minimal work…

yoyo
2 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

The bigger vehicles in the US is very true today but in the future I think more people will see global warming getting worse and change their line of thinking from the government should solve this to I should do something…
I also think as global warming gets worse raw material prices will rise…
These can spur a return to smaller more sensible vehicles…
Because they are needed as two and three ton high performance luxury BEVs are not exactly green…

antrik
16 days ago
Reply to  yoyo

Historically, the only times when trends have turned towards smaller vehicles have been when fuel prices rise… Not happening with EVs.

yoyo
2 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Hopefully some more CATL LFP factories come online or they can multi source??

Pajda
2 months ago

I think in the end this car will be a success. But it will be caused by environmental conditions, not parameters of car itself. First major condition is Covid situation which creates a huge demand for food(anything) delivery services. The second is that VW triplets has left the market and chinese small cars are still far away from entering the EU market. It seems that Dacia is aware of this and is focusing on “business” versions. From the view of personal use this concept (low power/small battery) will be forgoten very soon. The rule of 200 miles WLTP/EPA range and decent driving dynamics is valid for this segment as well.

offgrid
2 months ago

Here in Switzerland, the low cost Chinese electric cars already arrived, it seems. The JAC e-S2 now costs just 10% more than the Spring probably will (I expect 19.9kCHF), but it is already available with very short delivery times. It is also a much more capable car in my opinion. Many buyers are not aware of JAC however and there is virtually no marketing. Dacia in comparison is very well known and has gained a reputation for reliable cars. Will be interesting to watch this race FR against CN the next two years.

Pajda
2 months ago
Reply to  offgrid

In Czechia JAC offers only iEV7 model at the same price as Hyundai Kona or Nissan Leaf, all models with 40 kWh battery. If I look at the e-S2 price in Austria, it is in the same price level. So maybe JAC is low cost design but with mainstream price in EU.

Last edited 2 months ago by Pajda
offgrid
2 months ago
Reply to  Pajda

I don’t know if the low iEV7 aka e-s2 price in Switzerland has to do with the absence of subsidies in Switzerland or if it is just a temporary price offensive to clear off stock before the new e-s4 60+ kWh model arrives. Pricing announced, that one will still be 25% less than a comparable Kona. It is to my knowledge the first time the official dealer prices are much lower for a car in Switzerland than in the surrounding EU countries. I hope the reason is not some funny tax evasion scheme… Anyway, considering the low current CHF-EUR exchange rate you might actually consider to buy in usually overpriced Switzerland.

Europe
2 months ago

Can you update the article “Comparison of different EV batteries in 2020 (update)” since we now know that MEB platform with 82kWh battery pack has a battery energy density of 175 Wh/kg (confirmed from Skoda)

Freddy
2 months ago

For countries with little to no subsidies, the base price is a bit high compared with the offer…. I would rather have a second hand slightly bigger car than this…. from A to B class cars, the difference in quality, safety, handling, space, etc…

Freddy
2 months ago

Pedro, do you know if the Twingo (and eventually this Dacia), might have same quality issues as the Zoe?! I know Zoe’s that are very temperamental regarding charging/chargers…. and also some issues with inverter/motor/power eletronics…what’s your views on this?

Freddy
2 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Yes, I’ve read french reviews yesterday of both and seems the Twingo uses this caméléon (problematic) charger… form wise, I would rather have the Twingo than the Dacia (lower height, RWD, probably better platform….) but this charger is definitely a NO NO for now…. no rush as second family car has made less than 5kms in last 3 months…

John
1 month ago

The prices for Germany are out: 10.920/12.200€ After subsidies incl. taxes. Great deal but still only 4 seats 🙁

John
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

I’ll post a comment when I had the chance of a test ride.

nuno
1 month ago

It is me or the guy is gigantic and the car is very smal?
Is the car smaller than the Sandero?