As makers of the cheapest car on sale, the cheapest diesel, the cheapest crossover, the cheapest 4x4 and several other low-priced accolades, it won't come as much of a surprise to hear where Dacia's new estate car is positioned.
At 6,995, the Dacia Logan MCV becomes the least expensive estate car on sale in the UK. That would be impressive merely for something estate-shaped, but the Logan MCV also has the chops to back up the estate tag.
How does 573 litres of seats-up space grab you? If you're a Volvo V70 owner it might leave you crying onto your Ikea furniture, since you only have an extra two litres of space at your disposal.
Seats down, that expands to 1,518 litres. And Volvo isn't the Logan MCV's real rival - instead, typical small estate customers might look at the Skoda Fabia Estate or SEAT Ibiza ST. Each of those might have more style than the Logan, but the Skoda barely breaks 505 litres of seats-up space, and both cost 4,000-5,000 more than the Dacia too.
It could take a chunk out of the car-derived van market too, since your average supermini-based van can't match the Dacia's seats-down space and still costs more.
Your 6,995 gets you a basic 1.2-litre, 75-horsepower model in Access spec. Body coloured bumpers are standard (unlike the smaller Sandero and larger Duster) but steel wheels are still standard fitment. As are four airbags, though you'll wind your own windows.
600 extra nets you the same engine in Ambience trim, with a CD/radio player, Bluetooth, USB and AUX inputs, remote central locking, 'leccy front windows and a set of wheel trims. Fancy.
A 0.9-litre turbocharged TCe engine knocks the price up to 8,395 and the 74.3 mpg 1.5 dCi diesel starts at 9,395.
Dacia sees most people buying the top-end (but still inexpensive) Laureate models, which start at 8,995 for the 1.2, 9,795 for the TCe and 10,795 for the dCi. These get aircon, electric heated mirrors, cruise control and an extra pair of electric windows. An adjustable steering wheel and seat, leather wheel and plusher trim are also part of the bargain.
If you're feeling really flash, leather trim (600), metallic paint (495), alloys (425) and parking sensors (250) are all available, depending on trim level.
All Logan MCVs get a 3-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which can be upgraded to 5 years, 60,000 miles or 7 years, 100,000 miles for 395 and 850 respectively.
Priced from: 6,995
Available from: Order now, in dealers July
The basic Logan MCV's poverty-style specification might put off some buyers, but even more expensive MCVs still come in at several thousand under most rivals - despite offering extra equipment and far more interior space. If it works as well in the real world as the Sandero and Duster did when we drove them, the UK's cheapest estate should also win plenty of fans.
For more information check out our full summary of the Dacia Sandero alongside reviews, stats, photos and videos!