Dacia will debut new Logan wagon, refreshed Duster
Dacia will debut a new version of its Logan MCV station wagon, along with a face-lifted Duster SUV, at the Geneva auto show on March 5, according to French media reports.
The seven-seat Logan wagon will have more trunk space than the current car, the reports said. It will also have the brand's new leaner, crisper styling that debuted on the Logan sedan at the Paris auto show last September.
The Duster will have a mild face-lift including a fresh front grille design and a revised interior, reports said.
Dacia declined to comment on the reports.
Dacia is a bright spot for Renault in the slumping European car market. Dacia sales in the EU and EFTA countries increased 9 percent to 20,680 in January, according to industry association ACEA. Renault brand sales fell 11 percent to 56,894 in a total market down 9 percent to 918,280.
Renault does not report profitability for its brands, but Morgan Stanley estimates that Dacia has an operating margin of 9 percent, which is more common for premium automakers.
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