After the Dacia Logan, new Sandero and Sandero Stepway, the well-known Romania brand owned by Renault revealed at the Geneva Motor Show the 2013 Logan MCV. Set to become one of the most affordable estate, the 2013 Logan MCV boasts an attractive design as well as offering class-leading loading capacity.
According to the official press release, the 2013 Logan MCV offers a boot measuring 573 litres with the rear seats up and 1518 litres with them folded. The new car is 4.49 metres long, 430 mm more than New Sandero and has the ability to carry items up to 2.7 m long.
Regarding the design, the 2013 Dacia Logan MCV comes with roof rails, that evoke strength and vigour, but also with a black mask above the rear lamp units that highlights the impression of spaciousness and robustness.
The interior offers a comfortable driving position, with fully adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel (on some versions). 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 new Logan MCV will be available with the 1.5 dCi diesel engine, producing 66 kW (90 hp).
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.
Two petrol engines are also available: a 1.2-liter 16v with 75 hp and the three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 90 hp. Moreover, the new Logan MCV offers the Eco Mode function (on TCe 90 and dCi 90), which means that the driver can select 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.
The new Dacia Logan is provided with electronic stability control (ESC) as standard. EU-compliant, this system helps ensure that the Logan remains stable even under difficult conditions like when avoiding obstacles, slippery road surfaces and loss of grip during cornering.
Dacia’s new MCV also features ABS (anti-lock brake system) as complemented by Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). EBA could automatically adjust the hydraulic system to apply optimal brake pressure as soon as braking is implemented through the point in which ABS takes control.
Aside from the driver and front passenger airbags, the new Dacia Logan MCV is also fitted with front side airbags. All European versions of the MCV feature a reminder system that reminds – through visual and sound cues – the driver and front passenger to fasten their seatbelts. Interestingly, Isofix fasteners are provided on the two outer rear seats to allow parents to easily install child and baby seats.
Likewise, the body structure comes with programmed crumple zones that help absorb energy during impact. In fact, Dacia designed the bumper and bonnet area – in terms of shape, thickness and rigidity – to optimally absorb impact energy, thereby affording pedestrians with the best possible protection during frontal impact.
Because of its attractively priced new models, the carmaker is introducing a new dramatic vehicle consumption ethic – customers don’t have to settle with a second-hand vehicle and instead purchase a new Dacia. While Dacia vehicles are accessible in terms of price, they are nonetheless reliable, economical and easy to maintain. This revolutionary approach has allowed Dacia to win the Strategy Trophy from Automobile Magazine in December 2012.