The new Dacia Logan MCV is a five-seat estate designed for motorists looking for a comfortable, practical, roomy car (in both passenger space and boot volume) for everyday and leisure use. Its attractive design and modern features make it a valuable addition to the latest generation of Dacia cars.
The UK order books for Logan MCV open in April with first deliveries from July. Prices and exact UK specification are yet to be confirmed.
Robust, attractive design
New Logan MCV features the new Dacia design identity, with its emphasis on strength and robustness.
New Logan MCV boasts an attractive design as well as offering class-leading loading capacity (boot measuring 573 litres with the rear seats up and 1518 litres with them folded) and generous dimensions (4.49 metres long, 430 mm more than New Sandero), with the ability to carry items up to 2.7 m long. So, a Max capacity vehicle (MCV), true to its name, with flexible and spacious interior, all at city car prices.
“New Logan MCV is more dynamic in appearance, with its slightly inclined rear window, for example, and, in side profile, styling cues, shared with Lodgy and Duster. The new design places New Logan MCV squarely within modern style trends, but without sacrificing the capacious interior. This is a large car, and proudly so!” commented David Durand, entry programme design director.
From the outside, New Dacia Logan MCV has an energetic look, with design features, including roof rails, that evoke strength and vigour. The black mask above the rear lamp units highlights the impression of spaciousness and robustness.
Spacious, functional, rational interior
If New Logan MCV looks rugged and robust from the outside, this impression carries through to the interior, which boasts a high degree of perceived quality. The Dacia design team paid special attention to ensure the interior of New Logan MCV fulfils customer expectations on usability. The driving position is comfortable, with fully adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel (on some versions). And the layout obeys sound ergonomic principles, with all controls readily accessible on the steering wheel or in the immediate vicinity.
The interior arrangement is clever, offering no less than 16 litres of handy, accessible stowage features, such as front and rear door bins, cubbies and a storage tray on top of the dashboard. The luggage compartment cover (on some versions) has a rigid upper section with additional interior stowage capability. The easy-to-use 2/3-1/3 split/folding rear bench, standard on all versions, makes for maximum versatility.
More features, same price
Ever true to the Dacia promise of offering more for less, New Logan MCV brings in all the new functional, easy-to-use and 100% useful equipment introduced on Lodgy, Dokker, New Logan and New Sandero.
- Media Nav (available on selected versions) is a fully-integrated multimedia system with a large 7” touchscreen running a highly intuitive homepage menu for trouble-free navigation across the system’s many useful functions, which include Bluetooth® technology and satnav with 2D and 3D (Birdview) display. Personal devices can be easily connected to a dashboard USB or jack connector.
- DaciaPlug&Radio, (available on selected versions) a straightforward and highly efficient multimedia solution, with a dashboard-mounted screen showing three lines of information. Dacia Plug&Radio comprises radio, MP3-compatible CD player, Bluetooth® technology and dashboard-mounted USB and jack connectors.
- Cruise control with speed limiter (on some versions), with steering-wheel control for both functions, and speed setting.
- Rear parking sensors (on selected versions), with sensors in the rear bumper to warn the driver when nearing an obstacle.
- Power steering, standard on all versions, for enhanced comfort and driving pleasure.
New engines, for an even better economy/performance ratio
Just like New Logan and New Sandero, New Logan MCV comes with a choice of two petrol engines: 1.2 16v 75, versatile and economical, both in terms of initial purchase price and running costs; and the brand new TCe 90, a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit that epitomizes the Renault group’s powertrain excellence. The TCe 90 is a featherweight marvel, weighing 15 kg less than a conventional engine of equivalent power. It offers crisp, supple acceleration to combine motoring pleasure with enviable fuel economy (56.5mpg) and low CO2 emissions (116 g/km).
By combining low fuel consumption with record loading volume of 573 litres, New Logan MCV gives the very best ratio between fuel economy and load capacity, making it the very best proposition for budget-conscious customers who need great load carrying capabilities.
New Logan MCV will be available with the 1.5 dCi diesel engine, producing 66 kW (90 hp). The 1.5 dCi is the Renault group’s best selling power unit, renowned for reliability, performance and environmental credentials. Recent optimisation brings further enhancements to acceleration, and fuel consumption remains among the lowest in this segment, at 74.3mpg for a very low environmental impact of 99 g/km of CO2.
Eco Mode function, for further advances in fuel economy
With the Eco Mode function (on TCe 90 and dCi 90), the driver can select optimised fuel economy at any time. Eco Mode adjusts certain engine settings and climate control parameters, to suit the driver and passengers. Depending on usual driving style and road conditions, Eco Mode can bring improvements of up to 10% in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
New Logan MCV further confirms Dacia as the ‘smart buy’ for the UK motorist: the price:space ratio remains unrivalled whilst running cocts and performance mean affordable and pleasurable motoring. And like every Dacia, with Logan MCV, you’ll get the size of a generous B-segment estate for A-segment prices.
Electronic stability control (ESC) appears as standard, compliant with European regulations. It ensures vehicle stability under difficult conditions such as obstacle avoidance, loss of grip when cornering, and slippery road surfaces. ABS (anti-lock brake system) is enhanced by Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), which adjusts the hydraulic system automatically to apply maximum brake pressure from the onset of braking through to the trigger point at which ABS switches in.
For maximum protection, New Logan MCV offers front side airbags in addition to driver and front passenger airbags. There’s an audible and visual driver and front passenger seatbelt reminder on all versions in Europe, and Isofix fasteners on the two outer rear seats for fast, trouble-free fitting of child and baby seats. The body structure has programmed crumple zones to absorb impact energy. And the bumper and bonnet area are also designed, in terms of shape, rigidity and thickness, for optimum impact energy absorption, to achieve the best possible protection for pedestrians in the event of frontal impact.
Dacia is pioneering a new automobile consumption ethic that marks a radical departure from established practices. Instead of having to make do with a second-hand car, customers on a tight budget can now buy a new Dacia. This is a highly reassuring purchase choice, since Dacia vehicles are renowned for their reliability and economical, uncomplicated maintenance. In December 2012, Dacia’s revolutionary approach to the car market won it the Strategy Trophy from Automobile Magazine, in recognition of its brand dynamism and consistent launch programme of attractively priced new models.
Renault group know-how
Dacia reaps the full benefit of Renault group know-how on quality, applying the advanced processes and standards developed through the Renault-Nissan Alliance. New Dacia Logan MCV will be made at the Pitesti plant in Romania. Like all Renault group production facilities, the Pitesti plant implements the Renault Production Way, a group-wide programme that addresses the primordial objective of making quality products. In addition, Dacia cars are powered by the highly reliable Alliance engines used on Renault and Nissan models, such as the Alliance’s biggest-selling power unit, the 1.5 dCi, which sold 1.2 million units in 2011.
Like Renault vehicles, Dacia vehicles are tested under extreme conditions. In addition to classic bench tests, all Renault group vehicles also undergo extreme tests under real-life conditions, to ensure that they will stand the test of time. Lodgy pre-release tests, for example, amounted to 1.9 million kilometres. According to a consumer survey (by Union de Consommateurs) in five European countries (France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy), Dacia ranked top for reliability in 2012.
Proven quality results
Dacia achieves remarkable quality results to win customer trust. The latest findings (2012) of Europe’s authoritative industry organization, ADAC, shows a consistent rise in Dacia vehicle quality over the last three years. And Dacia also excels in service quality, achieving the best score for aftersales service quality ever obtained by an automotive brand in 25 years, according to a July 2011 survey in Autobild, Germany’s most influential motor magazine.
Experienced, reassuring dealer network
All new Dacia vehicles are backed by a manufacturer’s warranty running to three years or 60,000 miles. This policy covers repair to the highest standard, using manufacturer’s original parts, at any Dacia retailer. If you want even more peace of mind, 5 year/60,000 miles and 7 year/100,000 miles upgrades are available, costing just £395 and £850.
UK specification and pricing will be announced in April.
“With sales of 360,000 units in 2012, Dacia emerges as a winning brand. We are continuing our dynamic vehicle release programme with the release of New Logan MCV, which gives us the youngest line-up in Europe. In 2012 our market share rose across all the 40 countries we cover. Sales in 2012 were up by 17,000 units on 2011, and in 2013 we’ll be pushing ahead with development both on existing markets and in new territories including the UK and Ireland, where operations began in January 2013.”
Rafaël Treguer, Dacia brand development director.