The new Logan hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP so far, but don’t hold your breath, the results will probably climb up to four out of five stars at best.
The previous generation of the Logan received a three-star rating, with the dummies being in a pretty bad shape after the crash. Dacia’s latest model to be tested by the aforementioned organization, the Doker light utility vehicle, also received a three-star safety rating.
The aforementioned situations are not coincidences: at least for the short to medium term future, Dacia won’t deliver a five-star model, despite parent Renault’s usual safety brilliance.
The company itself has admitted this, explaining that such a development would push the price of the car past what it thinks the consumers are willing to pay. In terms of passive safety features, the Logan can come with dual-stage airbags for the driver and passenger, as well as side airbags for the front seat occupants.
Nevertheless, the Logan has made significant changes in terms of active safety. While ABS was an optional feature on the previous generation (pre-facelift), the new one not only offers this in standard, but also adds ESP for all models. Just like the revamped version of the first generation, it also offers EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Brake Assist). In addition to that, it features daytime running lights, albeit not with LED technology.
It’s hard to call this an active safety feature, but the suspension now allows for less body roll. If we add this to the intrusive ESP, we end up with significantly less chances of getting off the road, a problem that was clearly present with the previous model.Continue reading