Renault Logan Stepway Is A High-Riding Sedan For The Russian Market

From Russia with love comes Renault’s latest addition to the family: the Logan Stepway, which builds upon the success of the Sandero Stepway, Dokker Stepway and Logan MCV Stepway.

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.

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Other visual upgrades include the reworked grille that’s similar to the Sandero Stepway and Dokker Stepway, joined by new wheels with a five double-spoke pattern.

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.

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  • driv3r

    Well… everyone called the crossover of a sedan with a SUV ugly when Mercedes showed the Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept. Can’t see that this Dacia SUV-sedan is any better looking. For me SUVs and sedans simply don’t match. Even the CrossCountry Volvo S60 looked hideous.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      Gray unpainted plastic parts on an SUV makes it looked rugged, but gray unpainted plastic on a car looks like a base model Cavalier from the 90s.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Put a Mercedes badge on it and call it The Y?-class.
      It’ll sell by the bucket load…

      • Perry F. Bruns

        I’d call it the For-the-love-of-God, Y? Class.

    • Dennis James

      The comparison is so appropriate :)))

    • Perry F. Bruns

      It looks like an early Toyota Echo and a Pontiac Aztek had a love child and peed on it.

  • ME

    AMC Eagle

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I think you’re being too kind.
      I’d say a turkey.

      • Astonman

        LOL

  • Paul

    That looks like an old Volkswagen Jetta on steroids or something.

  • Bash

    That’s brilliant!

  • REMINDS ME OF THE CULLINAN.

  • no25

    i though the thumbnail pic was bad photoshop…wow.

  • MIxing crossovers and sedans don’t make a good combination.

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