The current iteration of the Dacia/Renault Logan has been in production since 2012, with the first-generation model also having enjoyed an 8-year life cycle.
We’ve known for some time that a third-generation model was on its way, and recent spy images taken in Southern Europe show just how “close” Renault is to unveiling its budget best-seller. Since we’ve only seen one prototype so far, it’s unlikely that the new Logan will break cover in the coming months.
If we had to guess, we’d wager on this year’s Paris Auto Show in October as the perfect setting for the 3rd-gen Logan’s unveiling, though we should get to see less camouflaged prototypes on the road between now and then.
Despite its full-body camo, it’s pretty obvious that the new Logan will feature a different design language than its predecessor. It will certainly not be too different, but there are one or two wavy design elements running across its profile that you won’t find on the current car.
As for what it will look like on the inside, your guess is as good as ours. The prototype had its dashboard covered up, which means changes were made on that end too – as expected.
The 2021 Dacia/Renault Logan is said to run on a simplified version of Renault’s CMF-B platform, meaning a hybrid version could be in the cards, possibly using the 140 PS (138 HP) electrified powertrain of the Clio. Mild-hybrids could also arrive later on, to join a predominantly diesel/petrol range.