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Paris Motor Show LIVE: Dacia’s new Logan sedan

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Paris Motor Show LIVE: Dacia's new Logan sedan

Dacia brought no less than three world premieres at the Paris Motor Show: the Logan 2 sedan, the Sandero 2 hatchback and its posh Stepway version.

With a completely new design, the new Logan sedan looks more dynamic, with a more flowing form at the front. The new styling approach is most apparent in the grille and headlights, featuring a more emphatic design common to all three of the new models. The rear further underscores Logan’s robust nature with new lights and a design that showcases the spaciousness of the vehicle. By the way, the boot volume remains the same – 510 liters – ,while the new model now gets a 60/40 splitfolding rear bench, depending on the trim level.

On the inside, there’s a new dark-carbon or two-tone dashboard (according to model and version), home to comprehensive and contemporary-style instrumentation, with chrome surrounded dials and latest-generation, functional controls. Optional equipment includes Dacia Plug&Radio multimedia solution, consisting of a wide screen and an MP3-compatible CD player, plus Bluetooth® technology, fascia jack and USB sockets, and steering wheel-mounted controls under the steering wheel. The Media Nav satellite navigation system is also available, as well as cruise-control and rear parking sensors.

The new Logan is available with a choice of four engines, ranging from 75 to 90 horsepower. Two of the engines run on gasoline. The all-new 0.9-liter Tce 90 engine is a three-cylinder turbocharged unit that delivers 90 hp at 5,250 rpm and generates 135 Nm from low engine speed (90% from 1,650 rpm). With this engine, the Logan 2 delivers an average fuel consumption of 5.2 liters/100 km and emits 120 g of CO2/km. The other choice for gasoline enthusiasts is the 1.2-liter 16V engine that develops 75 horsepower. It is also a three-cylinder unit, but a naturally aspirated one. Fuel consumption is a low 5.9 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 137 g/km.

For diesel fans, the Logan 2 is available with the 1.5-liter dCi unit in two power versions, 75 and 90 horsepower. Torque is raised by 20 Nm on each, to 200 Nm and 220 Nm respectively. Both have an average fuel consumption of 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km, sharing the Dacia Eco2 signature.

Pricing for the Logan has not yet been announced, but the first orders will be taken by Dacia at the end of this year.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - filed under Dacia, Motor Shows, News, Paris Motor Show. Image credit: .
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