Dacia’s big reveal in Geneva is the all-new Dacia Logan MCV, the estate version of the second-generation Logan sedan.
With the new Logan MCV, Dacia returns to the traditional estate recipe, giving up on the 7-seat option to avoid competing with the Lodgy MPV. Additionally, the Logan MCV no longer has twin doors at the back, but a one-piece conventional estate hatch that opens upward.
The design combines styling cues from the new Logan family with elements from the previous generation MCV, such as the vertical taillights and the black elements that rise toward the roof.
The new Logan MCV is 4.49 meters long (430 mm longer than the Sandero) and can carry items up to 2.7 meters long, thanks to the generous boot volume – 573 litres with the rear seats up and 1518 litres with them folded. The 2/3-1/3 split/folding rear bench is standard on all versions and increases versatility. The car also has several stowage features throughout the interior that add up to 16 liters of space.
Obviously, the dashboard is carried over from the new Logan and Sandero and the equipment includes (depending on selected versions) Media Nav, a fully-integrated multimedia and navigation system with a large 7″ touchscreen, DaciaPlug&Radio, which includes radio, MP3-compatible CD player, Bluetooth technology and dashboard-mounted USB and jack connectors, cruise control with speed limiter and steering-wheel control for both functions and rear parking sensors. Power steering is offered as standard on all models.
The engines are the same from the Logan and Sandero, meaning there are two petrol units – 1.2 16v 75 HP and the 90 HP 0.9-liter TCe 90 – and two diesels, the 1.5 dCi 75 and 1.5 dCi 90. The diesels achieve a remarkable 4.9 liters/100 km in combined cycle, corresponding to CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
On the safety front, the Logan MCV comes equipped as standard with Electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and four airbags for the front occupants.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - filed under Dacia
, Geneva Motor Show
. Image credit: .
Discuss: Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Dacia’s new Logan MCV