Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI (2005)


Dacia Logan 1.4 MPI

The Logan is a low-cost subcompact car/supermini produced jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its affiliate Dacia of Romania. It is manufactured at Dacia's automobile plant in Mioveni, Romania. Whether the car is badged Dacia or Renault in a country depends on the existing presence of the Renault marque in it.

History

The Logan was the end result of Project X90, announced by Renault in 1999 after the buyout of Dacia in 1998. During a visit to Russia by French President Jacques Chirac, Louis Schweitzer noted that at Lada and Renault dealerships the 6000€ Ladas were selling very well, while the 12,000€ Renaults stayed in the showroom. "Seeing those antiquated cars, I found it unacceptable that technical progress should stop you making a good car for 6,000€". (He later revised this target to 5,000€.) "I also drew up a list of specifications in three words – modern, reliable and affordable – and added that everything else was negotiable.". However, the cheapest version of the car is priced at almost 6,000€, and can reach 8,500€, depending on equipment and customs duty (the base model for Western Europe, where it is badged as a Dacia but generally sold in Renault dealerships, is somewhat more expensive). As it was designed from the outset as an affordable car, the Logan has many simplified features to keep costs low.

The car replaces many older cars in production, including the Romanian Dacia 1300 series of Renault 12-based cars and Iran's Hillman Hunter-based Paykan.

It was oficially launched in 2004. Renault originally had no plans to sell Logan in Western Europe, but began importing a more expensive version of the car in June 2005, starting at around €7000.

Dacia Logan 1.6 MPI (2005)


Dacia Logan 1.6 MPI

The Logan is a low-cost subcompact car/supermini produced jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its affiliate Dacia of Romania. It is manufactured at Dacia's automobile plant in Mioveni, Romania. Whether the car is badged Dacia or Renault in a country depends on the existing presence of the Renault marque in it.

History

The Logan was the end result of Project X90, announced by Renault in 1999 after the buyout of Dacia in 1998. During a visit to Russia by French President Jacques Chirac, Louis Schweitzer noted that at Lada and Renault dealerships the 6000€ Ladas were selling very well, while the 12,000€ Renaults stayed in the showroom. "Seeing those antiquated cars, I found it unacceptable that technical progress should stop you making a good car for 6,000€". (He later revised this target to 5,000€.) "I also drew up a list of specifications in three words – modern, reliable and affordable – and added that everything else was negotiable.". However, the cheapest version of the car is priced at almost 6,000€, and can reach 8,500€, depending on equipment and customs duty (the base model for Western Europe, where it is badged as a Dacia but generally sold in Renault dealerships, is somewhat more expensive). As it was designed from the outset as an affordable car, the Logan has many simplified features to keep costs low.

The car replaces many older cars in production, including the Romanian Dacia 1300 series of Renault 12-based cars and Iran's Hillman Hunter-based Paykan.

It was oficially launched in 2004. Renault originally had no plans to sell Logan in Western Europe, but began importing a more expensive version of the car in June 2005, starting at around €7000.

Dacia Logan Steppe Concept (2006)

Dacia Logan Steppe Concept (2006)
Dacia Logan MCV (2007)


Dacia Logan MCV

Two years after the introduction of Logan, which has already achieved sales in excess of 300,000 cars, Dacia is to extend its range with the launch of Logan MCV (Multi Convivial Vehicle). Logan MCV is an extremely spacious estate with a large load capacity that comes with all the acclaimed strengths of Logan Saloon plus a modular interior layout and enhanced versatility. The new model can seat up to seven adult passengers and shakes up the estate vehicle market in the same way that Logan revolutionized the world of family saloons. Following its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, Logan MCV will go on sale from October 2006 in Romania and from early 2007 in Dacia's other major European markets. Like the saloon version, its powerplant range includes the 1.5 dCi diesel engine, a genuine benchmark in the realms of driving pleasure and fuel consumption. The car also comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (in most European Union countries). In perfect keeping with the Logan spirit, its price range represents incomparable value for its specification.

A simple, robust design inherited from the saloon version

Like Logan Saloon, Logan MCV has been developed to cover a broad variety of often extreme motoring conditions and uses. Its technical specification was guided by a bid for strength and simplicity, as illustrated by the one-piece dashboard of the saloon version which has been carried over to the estate with a view to eliminating assembly play and ensuring first class durability. The door panels are also made from a single piece, while the choice of materials and fabrics has been dictated by the desire to reinforce the notion of perceived quality and robustness already associated with Logan Saloon. The bodyshell undergoes the same protective treatment that has forged the Logan range's reputation for reliability and strength, including the protection of steel panels thanks to wax-injected hollow sections systematic use of mastic sealants for body panel matings and upgraded protection of the sub-frame against chipping by stones. Meanwhile, given that Logan MCV targets a much wider range of uses than the saloon, engineers have chosen to ensure additional protection for the estate version, including a number of features revealed on the Logan Steppe Concept show car. These include the use of broader door protective mouldings that also serve to reinforce the notion of strength exuded by the new vehicle's lines.

Dacia Logan Van (2007)


Dacia Logan Van

The introduction of the third vehicle of the X90 Programme, which will go on to feature a total of six vehicles within the framework of Renault Commitment 2009, not only forms part of the programme's ongoing development but also contributes to the group's international growth. Logan Van slots in perfectly with the Logan Programme's overriding philosophy and, in addition to representing unprecedented value for money in its segment, meets the needs of customers looking for a basic, modern, robust and affordable van.

Renewal of the Dacia commercial vehicle range

Logan Van marks both the modernisation of Dacia's commercial vehicle line-up in Romania and the expansion of this range on the international front. Logan Van will go on sale in Romania and Bulgaria in February 2007 before becoming available in other markets from the end of 2007. Aimed essentially at small business owners, tradesmen and traders, as well as small and medium-sized fleets, Logan Van will permit Dacia to develop brand loyalty in Romania while opening up fresh opportunities in other markets

Dacia's Pitesti factory in Romania also produces Logan Saloon and Logan MCV. The maximum production capacity of Logan Van is 200 vehicles per day. Logan Van is derived from Logan MCV and this has enabled the new model's development and production costs to be kept to a minimum. Production-related investments for the two models amounted to €110 million for a total outlay of €154 million. Logan Van benefits from the Renault Group's experience in the realm of commercial vehicles and, by associating this commercial vehicle engineering expertise with the best of what the X90 Programme has to offer, the new model combines commercial vehicle robustness with passenger car equipment levels.

Dacia Logan Pickup (2008)

Dacia Logan Pickup (2008)
Dacia Duster Concept (2009)


Dacia Duster Concept

Dacia Duster Concept - Dacia's first concept crossover - is proud to be different. Seen from the driver's side, it is visibly a sporting coupé, yet passengers entering from the other side will see it as an MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) with a traditionally opening front door and rear-hinged rear door which suggest plush travelling refinement.

Dacia Duster Concept's height of 1.49 metres, short front and rear overhangs (65cm and 80cm respectively), generous wheelbase (2.80m) and compact volumes (4.25m long, 1.64m wide) exude an overriding sense of robustness and sports appeal.

The front end features a broad bumper with two horizontal air-intake slits that suggest power. The grille features evident Dacia styling cues and is flanked by headlamps which wrap over the front wings to form a tapering line of light that stretches rearward towards the doors.

Viewed from the side, the clear-cut lines of the wheel arches and tall doors reinforce the impression that Dacia Duster Concept sits squarely on the road. The Anthracite Grey bodywork and extensive one-piece glazed sweep - made possible by the absence of a central pillar - highlights the styling of the sides which are unmistakably reminiscent of Dacia Duster Concept's graphic identity.

At the rear, the engraved Dacia logo further emphasizes the concept car's robust, dependable credentials.

Like Logan, Dacia Duster Concept is just 4.25 metres long, and its inherent agility ensures that it is perfectly at home in the urban jungle. Meanwhile, its 21-inch, five-spoke aluminium alloy wheels, exterior mirrors positioned on the window surround and trapezoidal aluminium exhaust tailpipes are telltale signs of its sporting pedigree.

Dacia Logan (2009)


Dacia Logan

Four years after the release of the first Logan, Dacia introduces 'New Logan'. The latest version of this celebrated three-volume saloon builds on the same strengths that forged the success of its predecessor, including unbeatable value for money in terms of performance and equipment, plus outstanding cabin space and exceptional reliability. New Dacia Logan goes even further, however, and features a more contemporary design, as well as a more attractive and more comfortable interior which mirrors the renewal of Dacia as a generous, clever brand.

New Dacia Logan will be introduced across the majority of Western European markets from July 2008. In most cases, its entry level price remains unchanged, making it a more appealing proposition than ever.

More contemporary looks

New Dacia Logan stands out as a modern saloon with more contemporary exterior lines which reflect its robust, quality build. The grille, which first appeared on Dacia Sandero, is bigger and features the brand's new logo, plus a chrome upper trim as standard (except entry level version). The new front bumper is flush with the bodywork for a more integrated, harmonious feel, while the headlights are bigger and the fog lamps come with elegant carbon colour surrounds (depending on version).

The rear design of New Dacia Logan has been updated, too. The design of the new boot lid, which can be trimmed with a lower chrome strip, is more streamlined and its lines have been carried over to the revised rear lights. The rear bumper, too, is now flush with the bodywork and incorporates reflectors and a towing hook complete with concealing cap.

Dacia Logan MCV (2009)

Dacia Logan MCV (2009)
Dacia Sandero (2009)


Dacia Sandero

After the introduction of Logan, Logan MCV, Logan Van and Logan Pickup, Dacia continues to broaden its range with the release of a generously-dimensioned, five-door hatchback: Sandero. The newcomer is manufactured in Pitesti, Romania and benefits from all the fundamental qualities that have become a hallmark of the Dacia range, namely ample cabin space, a high load capacity and robust build. Dacia Sandero will progressively go on sale in the majority of European markets starting from June 2008 and, like other models in the Dacia range, will back up its unrivalled equipment/price ratio with a three-year / 100,000km warranty in most European countries.

Dacia Sandero stands out as a modern hatchback with appealing looks that convey both dynamism and robustness. The front features modern, expressive headlamps and a grille and bumper that blend harmoniously with the bodywork. Its lateral lines form an "upturned wave" and underpin the impression of solidity, thanks notably to the broad side protective strips (according to version). The rear styling reinforces the sense of a generously proportioned, spacious and well-built vehicle.

The same resolve to appeal to customers and showcase its quality continues inside the car. The new dashboard has been thought through to be both modern and functional, while there is also the opportunity to combine different colours and surface finishes in several areas (according to version). The design of the door panels also contributes to the cabin's modern feel thanks to the smart handles and decorative trim strips (according to version). To mark the upgrade in range, Dacia Sandero is available with three dashboard trims and coordinated upholsteries. Particular attention was paid to produce an uncluttered, practical driving environment, with easy-toread instruments and controls which fall readily to hand.