Dacia Automobile estimates a 10.000 units sold in 2007 in the internal market, for the new model, Dacia Logan Van, declared for Rompres the general director of the company, Francois Fourmont. The Dacia Logan Van is the third model and was launched last week, with the orders starting pouring in the second day. The new Dacia Logan model can also be ordered in Bulgaria and from the autumn of 2007 will also be available to the rest of Europe. By the end of this year the Dacia Logan Van exports will be around 4000 units, declared Constantin Stroe, the vice-president of Dacia. The price for the Dacia Logan Van start from 5630 Euro (without taxes). The new model has a 2.5 cubic meters loading capacity, a loading length of 1.93m and a maximum payload of 800kg. It has two engines, a 1.4L with 75HP, a 1.6L with 90 HP and a diesel 1.5dCi with 70HP.
According to Stroe, the Dacia Logan Van will probably need a more powerful diesel engine. He also said that in the next period the Dacia Logan models will get three more, one of which will be a pick-up truck. Francois Fourmont declared for Rompres that the Dacia Logan sales in Romania will reach 110.000 units in 2007 and the market share in its segment will be 70%. The total production of Dacia in 2007 will probably reach 210.000 units. Stroe said that around 24% of the Dacia Logan is made in the factory, the rest being bought from suppliers. The number will climb to 80% in the next few years, and the new models from Dacia Logan will be designed in Romania. Stroe also said that the new Renault technological center from Romania will hire 1000 people with higher degrees and that in the next few years the “Dacia by Renault” badge will be replaced by Dacia by Romania”.
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