Dacia will launch two new models at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on February 25, 2013

Dacia will launch two new models at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, according to its Facebook page in Germany. Dacia, a low-cost brand from Romania, is owned by Renault. Few details are available but from what we know, the first new model is believed to be a station wagon version of the second-generation Logan sedan that was presented last September in Paris.

Believed to be named as the Logan MCV, it will make use of an all-new design on its interior as well as exterior. However, it will keep the in-demand seven-seater configuration of the present model. In majority of countries, the Logan MCV will have a starting price of lower than €10,000 (around $13,200), making it the least expensive station wagon in the market.

It’s likely that the second new model will be a facelifted version of the Duster -- one of the most popular Dacia models in Europe. The front end of the SUV will share some design elements with the Logan and the Renault DCross concept that was launched last October in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Aside from taking on a more dynamic look, the Duster will probably get a majorly modified cockpit that will be offered with Dacia's Media Nav touch screen-based infotainment system. The complete set of information about the two new Dacia models is set to be released soon.

That the New Logan is a true family car can be seen in the practicality and comfort that it delivers for five adults. Even then, it still has exceptional space given the price. Considered by many as the least priced car in the Europe market, knee room for the occupants is measured at 178 mm. Boot space meanwhile, with the seats up, offer 510 dm3 VDA, a truly unmatched performance especially for this class.

Depending on the trim level of the vehicle, the rear bench allows for a 60/40 split-fold. Utilizing Dacia’s new style identity, the exterior of the New Logan has been designed to be more dynamic with the front section having a more flowing form. This new approach to the style can be seen as well with the grille and the headlights. The design of these two features is more glaring and is present in all of the three models.

On the rear section, the robust nature of the New Logan is highlighted even more. This is helped with the addition of new lights plus a design that reveals just how much space this vehicle has. Because of this upgrade in the style, the New Logan has a more harmonious appearance with that added elegance. In addition to the New Logan, the New Sandero and New Sandero Stepway ensure that the style of the Dacia has a more upmarket and assertive feel.

For this new design language, Dacia wanted one that focused on strength and quality. Despite being restyled, the three models have the same harmonious front end, which radiates outward starting with the brand’s logo in the grille. Further, the design of the grille and the large headlights allow the models to have that more expressive appearance.

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