Following a leak yesterday, Dacia has fully unveiled the all-new 2013 Logan sedan ahead of its scheduled debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month.
No longer in a class of its own, the 2013 Logan breaks with the past with a brand new design that gives it a more upscale look than the undeniably dated outgoing model. It borrows styling cues such as its grille and its sculpted flanks from the successful Duster SUV and can be fitted with extras such as alloy wheels and metallic paint, a first for the model.
The story is a little different on the inside, where the visual modifications equate to an evolution rather than a revolution. The most significant change is that the 2013 Logan can be equippedwith the optional LG-developed Media Nav infotainment system that debuted on the Lodgy minivan earlier this year.
The upscale ambiance found on the outside continues on the inside. Buyers with extra cash can opt for chrome trim around the instrument panel and the air vents and a two-tone dashboard.
Technical details were not released but most the old Logan's engines have very likely been carried over to the new model, including the archaic 1.6-liter gasoline-burning four-banger and the time-tested 1.5-liter diesel-burning dCi. A downsized turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder will be added to the lineup next year.
After debuting in Paris, the 2013 Dacia Logan will go on sale throughout Europe early next year. Pricing information will be released closer to its launch.