Well, after months of speculations, the Logan is finally here.

Mahindra and Mahindra, today finally made its entry into the sedan segment, by the launch of Logan, through its partnership, with French car maker Renault. The car, is the first in the offering of many to come from the partnership.

Mahindra Renault Logan

Mahindra Renault Logan

The Logan, manufactured at M&M’s Nashik plant, is priced at Rs. 427,950 for the base petrol model, and goes up to Rs 568,789 for the top end model in the petrol offerings.
In the diesel the base shall cost, Rs 547,064, and the top end model is priced at Rs 643,939. (All pries at Ex Showroom Mumbai). The car comes with three engine options, which include a 1.4L and a 1.6L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine.

And as I learnt from a TOI article, the engines are being sourced from Romania and Spain, and shall be replaced by locally manufactured at a later date.

As MoneyControl.com, says about the car,

The Logan redefines its segment in terms of spaciousness as well as performance, technology with the latest generation dCi common rail engine. It has been designed for the Indian market incorporating a contemporary styling and design…

One of the main USP’s of Logan, is its wide body, and as per the stats shown on the Mahindra Renault website, the car is widest ant the tallest amongst the compared competitors, like Tata Indigo, Honda City, Chevy Optra, etc. Thus what can definitely be expected from this no frills sedan is plenty of space inside, and a very roomy interior. The boot space offered is also plenty, which is 510 liters, as stated on the website. The car also comes with safety features, like airbags, and is known to have gone through various safety tests, to comply with the standards.

Mahindra Renault Logan

The car’s website has this piece of information, a lot in the offering given the price tag, inside too the car looks very much upmarket with beige colored interiors.

The Logan comes with an in-built Tachometer and an LCD display. The car is also equipped with an advanced driver information system that updates you of overall fuel consumption, kms you can travel with remaining fuel, average fuel consumption, predicted fuel autonomy and average speed. The alphanumeric display in the centre of the dashboard provides you with trip computer data, warning messages and practical information like time, fuel, gauge and temperature.

Personally, I feel this is a car that was very much needed in India. A diesel car, with a large boot, should be perfect for a winning story, add to it that it’s a common rail. I believe the car has in it what it takes to appeal to the Indian customers. And add to it the Mahindra, tag which is very much well versed with us, thanks to Bolero and Scorpio.
And just like Bolero and Scorpio, who are the leaders in their respective segment, I expect this one to be the same.

And if you haven’t read my earlier post, on my personal blog, on Mahindra Renault, then check it out. I expect them to get here the Clio hatchback and the Megane sedan, those cars are simple superb. Just love their styling.

For specifications, Check out the Mahindra Renault site,
Pics Courtesy: Official Website of Mahindra Renault Logan.

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