With a starting price of £6995, the 2013 Dacia Logan Maximum Capacity Vehicle (MCV) – the fourth model to be built by the company -- will be the cheapest estate car in Britain when it starts selling. The Romanian manufacturer said that just like the Sandero, the Logan MCV range consists of three trim levels and three engines.
The base Access model is exclusively offered with a 74bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. The Access has the following standard equipment: four airbags, ABS, stability control and ISOFIX seat mountings. Two more engine options are offered by both Ambiance and the top-of-the-line Laureate models: a 1.5-litre diesel with 89bhp and a turbocharged 900cc three-cylinder petrol, which also delivers 89bhp.
The latter option is available in Ambiance spec with a starting price of £8395, or in Laureate for an additional cost of £1400. The diesel versions are priced at £9395 and £10,795. The Ambiance trim is comprised of a Bluetooth-compatible stereo, electric windows and remote central locking to Access specification. Meanwhile, Laureate offers air conditioning, alloy wheels and cruise control.
The Logan MCV features a seats-up boot capacity of 573 litres. If the rear seats are down, this capacity increases to 1518 litres. The boot loading lip is 589mm from the ground, and it has a maximum width of 1011mm.
Dacia asserts that the Logan MCV is then the most capacious supermini estate. It’s also the least expensive. Dacia offers two accessory packs on all Logan MCV models. For only £225, the Protection Pack adds rear parking sensors, a boot liner and rear floor mats. The Touring Pack is priced at £280 and consists of a front armrest, roof bars and a boot luggage net.
New Dacia Logan MCV carries Dacia's new design identity, which emphasizes strength and vigor.
The new Logan MCV sports an attractive design and at the same time offers class-leading load capacity with a boot that measures 573 liters with rear seats up and 1,518 liters with rear seats folded. The new max capacity vehicle of MCV also boasts generous dimensions of 4.49 meters in length, which is 430 mm more than the New Sandero and has the ability to accommodate objects that are up to 2.7 meters long. So, true to its name, this MCV offers a flexible and very spacious interior, yet at city car prices.
David Durand, Dacia Entry Programme Design Director, says that the new Logan MCV appears more dynamic with its slightly inclined rear window and with styling cues that it shares with the Roman car manufacturer's Lodgy and Duster models. According to him, the new design of the new Logan MCV places the vehicle within current style trends, but without compromising its interior capacity. The new Logan MCV is a large car and a proud one at that, he adds.
New Logan MCV has a strong and robust look from the outside, with design details that include roof rails and a black mask atop the rear lamp units. The energetic and rugged impression given by the vehicle's exterior carries through to its interior. Inside, the MCV boasts superior quality, thanks to the company's design team paying special attention to the interior and ensuring that it meets the customers' expectations, especially when it comes to function. Moreover, the vehicle offers drivers a comfortable seating position, with fully adjustable seats and steering wheel. The layout, too, speaks of an ergonomic design philosophy, with all the controls readily accessible and within the driver's immediate vicinity and reach.
The interior's arrangement is smart and reflects maximum versatility, giving at least 16 liters of accessible and convenient storage features, including the front and the rear door bins and the cubbies and storage tray on the dashboard. There's also the luggage compartment cover found on some versions, and the easy-to-use split or folding rear seat, which is standard for all versions of the vehicle.