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Old 7th February 2008, 13:15   #1
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Dacia Logan Rendering & Spy Photos


Dacia Logan Rendering & Spy Photos
When Renault Sandero was presented in Brazil, it was evident that Logan, which receives the Renault badge in South America, would soon be subject to changes inspired on its hatchback version. Yes, that’s right. Although Sandero has a different appearance, it is built over the same B0 platform that is used by Logan, what makes it the hatchback option of Logan’s line, already composed by the sedan, the MCV, the Van and soon the Pick-up Truck.

The reason for the change in the sedan is also obvious. Logan is one of the biggest bargains the world has seen in the car market, offering the same space available in a Toyota Corolla for a fraction of its price, but it is not considered to be a beautiful car by many. In fact, even a Renault executive in Brazil has defined it as a useful shoebox, or, as a character in the movie “Crazy People” has once said (for the old Volvo cars, but it suits the Logan), it is “boxy, but good”.

Since appearance is the only thing that prevents Logan of selling even more, changing it would surely benefit Renault, worried about the brand’s still low sales in markets other than the European and ambitious about its plans to become one key player in emerging markets. Sandero seems to be the right pathway for this change. Check the front end of the car in the illustration, as well as the car in the spy pictures, heavily covered, but still visible, with Sandero’s images and try NOT to see the similarities.

Although the rendering shows a notchback model, with a wiper on the rear window, we would bet on a regular sedan body, more popular in emerging (and rather conservative) markets. Besides the engines the Logan already offers in Europe, Dacia is likely to include the 1.6-liter four-cylinder flex engines the car uses in Brazil, a 8V that pushes 95 cv on ethanol and 92 cv on petrol and a 16V that delivers 112 cv on the green fuel and 107 cv on the petroleum-derived one. The 1.0 16V is not likely to be offered in Europe, though it does a very good job carrying the car in Brazilian roads.

Besides the sedan version, Sandero is sure to influence a new MCV and a new small SUV that will face the Ford EcoSport, a Fiesta-based sport utility vehicle that has made a huge success in South American markets due to its appearance and low price (for a SUV). The sedan and the SUV are expected to arrive in 2009 and, as it has happened with Sandero, first in Brazil, a market that has grown 27.8% in 2007. And that promises an even better performance this year.

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Old 7th February 2008, 13:18   #2
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this one looks much better than the current one.. the headlamps are almost like the SX4..
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Looks good but a bit skodaish'
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Looks good. Better than the boxy one we currently have. Will this be launched in India? Is there any news from Renault people?
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Looks really good. But they might sell this at a higher price and still keep the current Logan (this is India, ask Skoda)
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Looks really good. But they might sell this at a higher price and still keep the current Logan (this is India, ask Skoda)

this is one of the most stupidest practices done by people selling cars in india..
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But they might sell this at a higher price and still keep the current Logan (this is India, ask Skoda)
You can ask the same to:

Maruti (M800, Alto, Zen)

Hyundai (Santro , i10) (Accent, Verna)

Ford (Ikon, Fiesta)
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when 'Renault Sandero' will be in india? any idea about boot space and ground clearance ?
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looks good, but as mentioned by others , if it looks like this , they will surely price it around 9.5 Lakhs
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looks quite nice to me..much better than what we have now..
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You can ask the same to:

Maruti (M800, Alto, Zen)

Hyundai (Santro , i10) (Accent, Verna)

Ford (Ikon, Fiesta)
Spot on there..!

Add Baleno, SX4 to that list .
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Add Baleno, SX4 to that list .
I thought MUL stopped selling the Baleno before they launched the SX4.

Another to add would be the Esteem, Swift
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The present Logan in the market has got a very bad rear end according to me, however this looks nice and looking similar to a Skoda for sure.
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I sincerely doubt that they will be able to offer this at the current Logan's price.
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i feel that it wuld be more of a notchback kind of vehicle like the INDIGO CS type rather than a sedan
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