"Renault has made the decision to market the Dacia Logan on most western European markets from mid-2005. "One summer was enough for the Renault group to change strategy on its car to 5 000 euros, the Logan. It was based on "the excellent welcome received by the car, both from the automotive press and the general public". Originally intended for emerging countries, the brand did not resist the European commercial sirens. A survey published in the magazine Auto Plus of this week, reveals indeed that 82% of the people questioned 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 8000 euros!
Sold under the Dacia brand, for Renault, the Logan will cost about 7 500 euros, taking into account the transport from Romania where it is manufactured from different taxation and some options (number of airbags in particular! add to series models. But even at this price, Renault assures, "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.