It’s called the Dacia Lodgy Glace, and it’s set to compete in the Trophée Andros 2011/2012 ice-racing series, which kicks off next month with the first round in Val Thorens, France.

Two Lodgy Glace entries are set to be on the grid for every race, with Alain Prost behind the wheel of one, and the other shared by his son, Nicolas Prost and Evens Stievenart. The Trophée Andros cars are custom-prepared by Tork Engineering (design, production, assembly) and Sodemo (engine), with technical expertise provided by Renault Sport Technologies.

Of note is the fact that the ice-racer MPV essentially gives an insight into the new family road car that’s set to make its debut in Geneva next March – one can assume that the road-going compact people mover will bear the same name, minus the Glace suffix, as Lodgy as that one sounds. Then again, the Duster wasn’t exactly conventional, with its name conjuring up images of an agricultural aircraft filled to the gills with DDT or a vacuum-cleaner to the uninformed.