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Dacia Logan Sedan Not Coming to the UK

The Dacia Logan is a very important car for Renault. When it was launched, back in 2004, people were skeptical on its success, arguing that aside from emerging markets, there would be little demand for it.
Dacia Logan II 1 photo
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Those critics were proved wrong by the Logan’s strong sales in Europe’s most mature and developed car markets (France, Germany, Holland, even Italy, though not as much).

The current Logan is due for replacement, having been in production for the last 8 years, with only one facelift under its belt. Sadly for UK buyers, according to autocar.co.uk, the all-new Logan will not be joining the Duster and Sandero in the Romanian brand’s lineup, as apparently, the British market favours hatchbacks.

However, we say it’s a mistake on Dacia’s part, as the fact that the Koreans have moved upmarket means that the Logan, Sandero and Duster would only have faced inferior Chinese cars which would have not been a problem.

Sadly, Brits think that a sedan version of a car is inferior to the hatchback, but in the case of the Logan, things are the other way round, and the Sandero (at least the old one) wasn’t as good a car as the Logan, it looked worse and was not as practical - it was also cheaper.

So, while the UK will get the Duster (which we tested and liked) and the all-new Sandero, we say they will be missing out by not including the Logan in their plans. We say that Dacia should bring a few of the new Logans (set to be unveiled in Paris) for test-driving purposes to gauge public reaction, before deciding whether or not to bring the car over.
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