The Logan MCV is the UK's cheapest estate car
The Dacia Logan MCV has gone on sale priced from £6,995, which currently is the UK’s cheapest estate car.
The Logan MCV (Maximum Capacity Vehicle) is currently available to order with the first cars arriving in the UK in July 2013. The Logan MCV is capable of carrying 575 litres of luggage with all the seats in place – when you lower the 60/40 split rear seats this increases to a very respectable 1,518 litres which is about the same as a Volvo V70 (well 82 litres less with the seats down but the same with them up!) and more than the Skoda Fabia Estate.
There are three engines:
The Logan MCV has a choice of three engines, the entry-level engine is as with all the engines from the Renault Group, and it is the petrol 1.2 16V 75 bhp unit which can deliver on the official combined cycle 48.7 mpg with 135 g/km on the emissions front. There another petrol unit the TCe 90 which features in the Renault Clio, the 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit is capable of 109 mph, with fuel economy of 56.5 mpg and CO2 emissions of 116 g/km. If you prefer a diesel there is the dCi 90, a 1.5 litre engine capable of 74.3 mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions are rated under 100 g/km, so it is VED exempt (you do not pay road tax) and can currently visit the centre of London without having to pay the congestion charge.
There are three trim levels:
There are three trim levels, Access, Ambiance and Lauréate – standard equipment includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ASR traction control, ISOFIX points in both outer rear seats and four airbags all fitted as standard.
The entry-level Dacia Logan MCV Access does not get a lot of standard equipment, i.e. manual windows and pre-wiring for the optional accessory fit radio and speakers – you do not get a radio.
For £600 more you can purchase the Logan MCV Ambiance to gain a radio CD player with fingertip remote controls, USB/AUX input/ Bluetooth, remote central locking, electric front windows, 15” ‘Colorado’ wheel trims and black roof bars. A plusher interior with chrome surrounds for the air vents, instrument dials and steering wheel logo.
The top of the range Dacia Logan MCV Lauréate is set to be the biggest seller for a £2,000 premium over the entry-level Access model – it benefits from air conditioning, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, cruise control and electric rear windows as standard. There is height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, leather steering wheel and gear knob and an upgraded radio CD player with MP3 CD reader, fingertip remote controls and four speakers. The interior has graphite look finish for the centre console surround, front door handles and steering wheel lower insert. And there are 15” ‘Kalahari’ wheel trims, chrome front grille, front fog lights, body-coloured door handles and door mirrors and satin chrome roof bars.
You can add navigation to the Lauréate for £250 – which includes an AM/FM/LW radio, satellite navigation, USB and AUX connectivity, Bluetooth and steering column-mounted fingertip controls. Should you wish you can also add leather to the interior for £600, where parking sensors can be added for £250.
Other options include metallic paint at £495, 15-inch ‘Sahara’ alloy wheels for £425, both available for Ambiance and Lauréate. The Access model comes exclusively in white, with the other two trim levels able to be specified in one of five metallic shades: Cinder Red, Mercury, Pearl Black, Sargasso Blue and Stone.
The Dacia Logan MCV comes with a 3 years/60,000 miles warranty with 3 years/60,000 miles free roadside assistance. A 5 year/60,000 miles and 7 year/100,000 miles upgrades, cost £395 and £850.
Dacia Logan MCV Prices (2013)
|Trim level||Engine||CO2 emissions||mpg (combined)||Benefit-in-kind||£|
|Access||1.2 16V 75||135||48.7||18%||£6,995|
|Ambiance||1.2 16V 75||135||48.7||18%||£7,595|
|0.9 TCe 90||116||56.5||14%||£8,395|
|1.5 dCi 90||99||74.3||13%||£9.395|
|Lauréate||1.2 16V 75||135||48.7||18%||£8,995|
|0.9 TCe 90||116||56.5||14%||£9,795|
|1.5 dCi 90||99||74.3||13%||£10,795|