The Dacia Logan
is a car produced jointly by the French
and its subsidiary Dacia
. It is manufactured at Dacia's automobile plant in Mioveni
, and in Colombia, Brazil, Russia, Morocco, Iran, India and South Africa. It is also marketed as the Renault Logan
, Nissan Aprio
or Tondar 90
depending on the existing presence or positioning of the Renault brand.
Designed at Renault’s Technocentre near Paris, the Logan was the result of four years of development of Project X90, announced by Renault in 1999 after the buyout of Dacia in 1998.
During a visit to Russia
by French President Jacques Chirac
, Louis Schweitzer
noted that at Lada
and Renault dealerships the €6,000 Ladas were selling very well while the €12,000 Renaults stayed in the showroom. "Seeing those antiquated cars, I found it unacceptable that technical progress should stop you making a good car for €6,000." (He later revised this target to €5,000). "I also drew up a list of specifications in three words – modern, reliable and affordable – and added that everything else was negotiable." In fact, the cheapest version of the car is €5,900, and the price can reach €11,200, depending on equipment and customs duty. (The base model for Western Europe
, where it is badged as a Dacia but generally sold in Renault dealerships, is somewhat more expensive).
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