"Renault has made the decision to market Dacia Logan in most Western European markets starting mid-2005. A summer was enough for the Renault group to change its strategy on its 5 000 euros car, the Logan. He relied on "the excellent reception met by the car, both with the automotive press and the general public". Initially intended for emerging countries, the brand did not resist the European commercial sirens. A survey published in the magazine Auto Plus this week, reveals that 82% of respondents are ready to "crack for a Renault Logan." But the real reason may be to look for the competition, including that of Peugeot-Citroen, which announces, for 2005, a city car to 8000 euros!
Sold under the brand name Dacia, for Renault, the Logan will cost about 7 500 euros, considering the transport from Romania where it is made of different taxation and some options (number of airbags in particular!) It takes add to the series models. But even at this price, says Renault, "Logan will be the most competitive offer in these markets".
The race for cheap car seems launched in France, which redoubles environmental concerns about the increasing number of cars in use (see related article) and highlights the difficulties in mobilizing the fight against global warming. Organized the 22 September day without cars has less followers. In France, the number of participating cities has halved. They are only about fifty.