Dacia Logan 2, the new generation, was officially presented today, after yesterday the French journalists from L’Automobile Magazine published the first images before the release. The new Logan will have a new TCe engine of 0.9 liters.
Dacia Logan will get a replacement at 2012 Paris Motor Show. The photo gallery is part of a set of official pictures with the new Logan, which was to be presented along with the debut in Paris.Dacia Logan 2 has a new modern design reminding of Duster and Lodgy, which has its own identity. It shares the front side with the new Sandero, displaying similar design for the optical blocks, a grille almost identical and a set of taillights with a similar design. Logan’s new generation is expected for some time, details about the successor to the Romanian low cost car being shrouded in mystery until recently. Rumors suggested another name, another design and numerous other changes. Dacia went on with the “recipe” they knew too well, without the need to rename a model made famous in its eight years of existence.
Dacia Logan 2 photo gallery
Dacia Logan 2 – New engine and modernized interior
Another novelty on Dacia Logan 2 will be the introducing of a three-cylinder turbo engine – TCe 90. This engine debuted on the new Twingo and Clio and offers 90 hp (67 kW/91 PS) and 135 Nm (100 lb/ft), enough to ensure a sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.2 seconds for Clio and a top speed of 182 km/h (113 mph). All this comes with an average fuel consumption of 4.5 liters per cent, with the presence of a Start/Stop, which is unclear whether if it will be implemented on the new Logan.
Dacia Logan 2 will be offered with diesel engines, the 1.5 dCi engine is expected, with new transmissions. Most likely, Logan’s aspirated engines will have 16-valve, the 1.2-liter unit of 75 hp (56 kW/76 PS) and the 1.6-liter engine of 105 hp (78 kW/106 PS), to ensure an affordable price. Given the existence of six-speed manual transmission in the ranges of Duster, Dokker and Lodgy we expect that Logan 2 also to receive one.
Inside, Dacia Logan 2 has a new dashboard, inspired from Lodgy, on which the Media Nav interface is mounted. This interface debuted with Lodgy and has a generously sized touch screen. Media Nav interface from Logan 2 has six functions: radio, media, Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation, map display and configuration of settings. In the case of Logdy, ordering the multimedia system raised the purchase price with 300 Euros.
The passenger compartment resembles with that of the new Sandero, Dacia Logan 2 being equipped with a steering wheel taken from Lodgy, dashboard watches – all taken from Lodgy, a central armrest for the front seats, a new design for the front seats, redesigned side doors and new controls for the air conditioning system. The gear shift lever has a modern appearance and in front of it are located two cup-holders and a 12V power outlet.
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