Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Dacia Logan MCV wants to become the most affordable estate

Article by Christian A., on March 5, 2013

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.

Press Release

Dacia Logan MCV

After New Dacia Logan, New Sandero and New Sandero Stepway, Dacia goes from strength to strength with New Dacia Logan MCV, a large estate with a small price.

After Lodgy, the modular 5/7-seat MPV, and Dokker, the 5-seat leisure utility vehicle tailored for both private and business usage, New Logan MCV further confirms Dacia's credibility in the field of spacious, practical vehicles.

This roomy five-seat estate is 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 the Dacia Logan MCV open in April 2013 with first deliveries from July.

Robust, attractive design

New Dacia 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!" - 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 Dacia 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 Dacia 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 Dacia 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.

Active safety

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.

Passive safety

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.

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