Dacia Logan MCV Will Be UK's Most Affordable Estate Car

After quick spells behind the wheel of the Dacia Duster off-roader and Dacia Sandero supermini, we're already convinced that Dacia is on to something with its ultra-budget approach to motoring.

A third car is set to join the lineup from July, with the launch of the Dacia Logan MCV, an estate car take on the Sandero.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Logan MCV features a 573-litre boot with all seats in place, expanding to 1,518 litres with the seats down. Items up to 2.7 metres long can be accommodated inside.

Dacia Logan MCV rear

Outside, the front will be familiar to fans of the Sandero. The same chunky front end and flared wheel arches feature, giving the MCV a robust, almost Germanic look.

As your eyes reach the C-pillar the shape begins to deviate from the Sandero, and while it's clear the Logan MCV has been designed with utility rather than style in mind, it's certainly not offensive to the eyes.

Standard roof rails feature for even larger loads, and Dacia says there's 16 extra litres of stowage space dotted around the interior. A split-folding rear bench and (on some versions) a part-rigid luggage compartment cover increase utility further.

Dacia Logan MCV boot

The engine range is Sandero standard, with 1.2 16v and 0.9 TCe petrol engines - the latter one of the new breed of three-cylinder turbocharged units - plus the familiar 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit. Economy is 56.5 mpg from the TCe, and 74.3 mpg from the diesel.

An eco mode helps you make the most of the two turbocharged units. Other equipment available on selected models includes the MediaNav infotainment system, a DaciaPlug&Radio multimedia system, cruise control, rear parking sensors and standard power steering.

Priced from: Not yet announced
Available from: Order April, deliveries July

Dacia Logan MCV side

Conclusion

With all that carrying space and a price expected to be cheaper than many city cars, we're expecting the Logan MCV to be a massive hit - both with private buyers seeking a practical family vehicle, and business users who'll fit much more in their Logan than they would in a typical small van. Full UK specification and pricing will be announced in April.
For more information check out our full summary of the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Duster alongside reviews, stats, photos and videos!
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