New Dacia Logan MCV Ditches Third Row Seating and Becomes Mainstream
MARCH 05, 2013
Back in 2006, when Dacia launched the Logan MCV estate/wagon, their model lineup was limited, so they decided to have two models in one – a cavernous estate and a seven-seater MPV. The exterior styling and dimensions reflected this as well – it looked like an estate, but it was made extra-tall to offer the headroom MPV buyers would expect.
Was it successful? Of course it was, and despite having gone out of production at Dacia's Romanian plant in November of 2012, it is still being manufactured today, pretty much unchanged, in Russia, as the Lada Largus.
Now that Dacia also has the Lodgy seven-seater MPV, there was room in their range for a more conventional, more mainstream estate car. Thus, we introduce the new Dacia Logan MCV, a complete rethink of the concept, displayed at the Geneva International Motor Show.
In fact, when the first Logan MCV was launched, they said the three letters stood for "Multi Convivial Vehicle". Now, they are calling it a "Max Capacity Vehicle", keeping the familiar nametag, but changing its meaning (without making a fuss about it).