The Logan Stepway is strictly limited to this market, for now at least, where Renault offers rebadged Dacias, and will go up against the Lada Vesta Cross. It offers a ground clearance of 195mm (7.7in), and some visual updates that make it suitable for the country’s challenging roads.
Nonetheless, since it is still a budget car, there’s no all-wheel drive system, not even as an option; just the increased ride height and plastic body cladding that differentiate it from the regular Logan.
The equipment list is quite generous and includes an infotainment system with smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated seats and rear parking sensors. Also, it gets the Renault Start, which is basically a remote start system that heats the engine before a journey during the cold winter days/nights and is ideal for Russia.
The Logan Stepway is offered with two engines: a 1.5-liter dCi diesel and a 1.6-liter gasoline unit. The latter comes in three output levels: 82 PS (81 hp / 60 kW), 102 PS (101 hp / 75 kW) and 113 PS (111 hp / 83 kW). All three units are offered with a manual gearbox, but the most potent one can be ordered with a CVT in the City trim level. The diesel, on the other hand, is offered solely with a stick shift.
Renault will display the Logan Stepway at the 2018 Moscow Motor Show, at the end of this month, right before the model goes on sale across the country.