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Old 29th March 2007, 17:09   #106
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He obviously meant Bolero
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Old 29th March 2007, 17:09   #107
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Jeep to Baleno?????????????????????
Bolero ... its ok .. baleno is always on the mind when you are tbhp ..
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Old 30th March 2007, 12:08   #108
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Any pics of the new Logan
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Old 2nd April 2007, 12:43   #109
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Default Logan Launch Date 4th April!

As per Business Standard (2nd April) Logan will be launched at Nasik plant on 4th April in the presence of Maharashtra CM.
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Threads merged. Please do a search before starting new topics.
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cartech, do u have a link?
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http://www.business-standard.com/com...&autono=279610
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what might be interesting is their 1.5DCi engine...else it may just be another plain vanilla car from Renault!!
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Has anyone had a look at the specs of wheelbase and width of the logan,
The wheelbase reads 2630 mm for the logan sedan and a width of 1735 mm(again for the logan sedan),compare this to the toyota corolla wheelbase = 2600 mm and width = 1705 mm.

Does this mean more/similar interior space to the toyota corolla.
I recall a review on television where they compared the rear legroom to that in a Corolla. I think they were on par. With such a long wheelbase, I wonder if the TCR is big too. It would totally suck to drive this in the city then.
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I had personally seen this vehicle at the 77th Geneva Motor Show held recently. I had a good look at the exterior and the interior... 07. A very basic car in all aspects.... eat up the low end Indigos. 10. Better than Esteem but falls short of Ikon.
Neat observations Sushant. The Dacia Logan as it is sold in other el-cheapo markets is a very very boring looking car. Renault must have put it's oldest and most thakaau designers on this job, presuming that buyers in cheaper markets dont know any better (maybe they dont!). The vehicle looks really dated, though good fit finish would automatically put it in nearly the same class as the Fiesta and Verna. I think the Fiesta is a very very middle of the road style too. Much of the work on that car was done by Holden, GM's acquisition in australia. Does not have the Detroit flair. See the Logan pic below



Actually it is rumoured to topple under certain conditions like sharp cornering at high speeds. (see pic below). Man! whoever heard of a sedan toppling over on its own volition.



I like this version though - the Logan Steppe concept. I wish M&M had stuck to their off-roader roots rather than launch another boring sedan. This proto was made (but not designed) by our very own DC.
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Main reason fo the Logan's existence and boring looks is cost, cost and cost. It uses Clio engines and suspension componentswhere economies of scales keep costs down. The rest of the car is designed with cost in mind, panels have less curves and are designed to be assembled in jigs using labour intensive methods to reduce fixed costs due to high capital. Dash is a one piece moulding (not sure in India where it is being upgraded).

The attractive costs means that no one minds the looks but admires it's value. Renault had to relearn how to do proper manual windows as most f their cars were electric. Safety ratings are low as the cost of beefing up to 5 star NCAP causes additional weight and cost. Unfortunately, cheap and 5 star do not go together.

View it like a 4 door Scorpio - does not excel in any area but a great value package.

BTW - the Logan is booked out solid in Iran for months
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CNBC TV18 is reporting that that the Logan has benn launched. Rs.4.6L to 5.~ lacs.
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Logan Diesel 1.5 is a very nice car to drive with all the torque. Ride quality is impressive as all European cars are (feels like a mini skoda). Build quality is nice too. Interior plastice is tacky and cheap and shiny.

Petrol 1.4 is no fun to drive and its FE is nothing great too.

Petrol 1.6 is quite ok to drive - FE of about 10-11. The fully loaded top end version comes with driver side airbag.

Also heard the base model is with black bumpers and no power steering. The base model won't be available in white, you know why.

Information from my sources.
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The base model won't be available in white, you know why.
For the fear of becoming a Taxi ??
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Logan Diesel 1.5 is a very nice car to drive with all the torque. Ride quality is impressive as all European cars are (feels like a mini skoda). Build quality is nice too. Interior plastice is tacky and cheap and shiny.

Petrol 1.4 is no fun to drive and its FE is nothing great too.

Petrol 1.6 is quite ok to drive - FE of about 10-11. The fully loaded top end version comes with driver side airbag.

Also heard the base model is with black bumpers and no power steering. The base model won't be available in white, you know why.
Drivers side airbag on the top end version, thats a good touch.
The 1.4 petrol and the 1.5 diesel is where the volumes will come from.

Releasing the base model with black bumpers is like going back in time. I guess none of the other C- segmenters follow this principle. Not something i like.

I dont think not having the base model in white is going to make so much of a difference. One sees cabs in colors other than white too nowadays.
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