Dacia’s New 74HP Sandero And Logan MCV Will Race A Turtle, Not Much Else

Dacia has made a series of updates to the Sandero and Logan MCV, in Europe’s largest right-hand drive market.

The most significant improvement is the addition of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine to the Laureate trim of both cars. It produces the same power as the 1.2-liter unit – 75PS (74hp), but it’s said to be up to 10 percent more efficient.

When equipped with the SCe 75 unit, the Sandero returns 54.3 UK mpg (45.2 US mpg 5.2 l/100 km), in the NEDC combined cycle and emits 117 g/km of CO2, while the Logan MCV achieves 52.3 UK mpg (43.5 US mpg / 5.4 l/100 km) and 120 g/km of CO2. Going from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) takes a very long 14.2sec and 14.7sec, respectively, while top speed is 98mph (158km/h) in both cars.

Dacia is also offering the Height Adjustment pack as standard to the Ambiance trim level, which consists of height adjustment for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and seatbelts, and was previously available as an option.

Prices for the Sandero Laureate SCe 75 start from £8,595 ($11,170), while the Logan MCV Laureate SCe 75 can be had from £9,895 ($12,860). Both of them can already be ordered, but deliveries will begin later this year.


  • Just another Supra fan


  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Race a turtle?
    That color makes it look like a turtle’s head!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Yeah but it’ll sure look good doing it.

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    why arent we seeing a all new model on test? the “new” duster is imminent i would have thought we would have an all new model

  • Jp

    Who cares about speed? I used to drive a Citroen C1 1.0 with 68bhp and it’s enough to drive around town. The HP race is ridiculous. You know that gears in smaller engines are smaller, and thus low speed torque is still there, right? Driving a V6 MPV with 300HP does not make you smart or cool.

    There’s a car for every purpose. A Sandero is made to be affordable, and practical. Not fast. That being said, I can stop ranting. 🙂

    • alexxx

      All true…


    not really a good news

  • StrangerGP

    It’s not that bad, by the way the current VW Polo offers a 60hp engine.

  • Christian Wimmer

    You just can’t hate on Dacia because they offer you an HONEST CAR with minimum features (but these are features that will be used…).

    This is a cheap car that’s meant for people who want something affordable, reliable, economical and above all CHEAP. Where I live their products are pretty popular, driven by all sorts of people; the young family man, the old teacher, the money-conscious accountant, the janitor/gardener or even some well-off person who is a penny-pincher and not interested in showing off their wealth and status.

    I really wish you could get such cars from other affordable mainstream brands these days. Honest cars are honest; and honesty is the best policy! 🙂

    • Exactly, it is a basic car: engine, gearbox, steering wheel, tires and you go!

  • I think you got it backwards. Dacia is a Tortoise willing to race any Hare…

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