Dacia, the Romanian division of Renault, released some images of the new generation of Sandero, Stepway and Logan, but saved on the details of the compact sedan. Now, images released by the Dacia Fans website show the brand new compact sedan in detail. And there are good surprises.
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While the front only repeats the lines seen in the Sandero, the rear has exclusive doors and begins to gain volume in the wheel cases. The creases that are born there mark the shape of the lanterns, a little more horizontal and smaller than in the previous model.
There is just no big news in the design of the rear. The third volume has a bigger fit, but the creases of the rear cover and even the integrated spoiler are very similar to the generation that is leaving. Only the bumper, with more creases and niche of the bigger plate, can give new air.
The interior was indeed kept secret. The panel with horizontal lines may even have a relationship with the new Duster, with whom it also shares the commands of digital air conditioning. But the highlighted multimedia center makes the difference. It has integrated a cell phone holder, which will be in a good position next to the multimedia center. Repeat a strategy seen in the Volkswagen Gol, Up! and Polo.
Some things have not changed: the instrument panel will still be analog even in the most complete versions and, even though the steering wheel has several buttons – even to control some autonomous assistants – the sound will still be controlled by the satellite control behind the steering wheel. It is also possible to see the presence of a six-speed manual transmission.
In the second row of seats, the presence of flight tables stands out, as in airplanes and as there was in the late Chevrolet Meriva. The rear space remains good, as well as the trunk.
In this new generation, Logan (as well as Sandero) exchanges the B0 platform, which has accompanied it since 2004, with the CMF-B, of the European Renault Clio.
At the Renault plant in São José dos Pinhais (PR) the new family is represented by two codenames: Projects XJF and XJI. The project that foresees the local production of the new hatch and sedan, however, has not yet been approved by the head office – which is even late.