Images of what are purported to be new versions of the Renault/Dacia Logan and Sandero have emerged via a Russian motoring site.
The changes to both models appear to incorporate more upmarket treatments for both the front and rear ends, while the flanks still seem to have those rather bluff lines that hint at budget-conscious construction.
The Logan arrived on the local market towards the end of 2008 and was followed by the Sandero the following year. While the latter managed to gain a fair bit of traction here, the Logan, despite its competitive price and spacious packaging, never really proved popular.
But the new Logan, which snappers from autoevolution.com have spied testing, looks as though it might have the styling to sway buyers previous put off by the present car’s somewhat utilitarian looks. Features such as an LCD display in the centre console and initial reports suggesting that the interior quality will undergo significant improvements also suggest that the new model is moving up in the world.
Two versions of a new turbopetrol H4 engine are slated to appear in the updated Logan. A 900 cc unit developing 66 kW and a 1,2-litre with 84 kW on tap are expected to be shared between both the Logan and the new Renault Clio.
The new Logan will make its official debut at this year's Paris Motor Show. According to a spokesperson from Renault South Africa, assessment for our market will take place shortly after the Paris Show.