New renders of the next generation 2013 Renault/Dacia Logan surface
We’re less than a week away from the 2012 Paris Motor Show, a place where the next generation 2013 Dacia Logan could be previewed. But before that, here are a bunch of speculative renderings of the next generation Logan sedan. Given that the next generation 2013 Logan is based on the Renault Fluence platform, expect the car to be bigger in dimensions than the current model. The larger dimensions also mean more room on the interiors. That said, it remains to be seen if the new car’s larger dimensions make it more expensive than the current variant, although it it quite likely that the new Logan will be pricier.
The 2013 Dacia Logan will get revised styling, and if the render is how the final car will look like, the new styling makes it look much more contemporary than the older model, which was decidedly staid right from the time when it was first launched way back in 2004. The front end gets a new headlamp, a brand new grille and a new bumper-airdam package. The rear of the car also gets a boot that is more well defined than the stubbier unit that is found on the older Logan. Tail lamps now wrap around the rear of the car. Due to all these changes, the profile of the car looks streamlined than the breadbox like looks of the older Logan.
The interiors too are expected to get a once over with better quality materials used for a plusher look and feel. The engine range is also expected to get changes to meet tighter emission regulations that will kick in at Europe soon. Turbo petrol power is expected to come to the fore with the 1.2 Liter turbo petrol engine borrowed from the Renault Clio being a prime possibility. Diesel power though, is expected to continue with the 1.5 Liter K9K turbo diesel engine that has served the previous generation Logan well. Expect the 2013 Logan to be launched in early 2013, after which the car could go on sale in the European market.
Coming to the Indian context, Renault has sold the rights to build the older Logan to its erstwhile partner Mahindra, which builds the Logan in India under the Verito moniker. So, it remains to be seen whether the 2013 Logan will find its way into India or not given the fact that Renault is readying up the Nissan Sunny based Scala sedan to be positioned in the C-segment space. Watch this space.