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Old 03-07-2006, 02:40 PM
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Dacia Logan Steppe Concept 2006

Dacia Logan Steppe Concept

Logan explores new horizons
Logan Steppe concept: getting away from it all…in all simplicity


Dacia has chosen the 2006 Geneva Motor Show to unveil its first-ever show car produced by Renault Design. Developed on the theme of snow sports, it provides a vision of what a leisure vehicle on a Logan base might be.
True to the brand’s reputation for robustness, Logan Steppe concept features sturdy body parts. Its colour scheme gives it a convivial feel, while the use of tech-feel fabrics and sporty materials inside ensures a sense of warmth and comfort. The car has SUV looks without the frills and combines a long list of simple yet practical features with an exceptionally bright and spacious interior.
With Logan Steppe concept, never before have freedom and adventure been so accessible.

Sitting squarely on its 17-inch wheels,
Logan Steppe concept exudes robustness, an impression reinforced by its wrap-around bumpers and protective side sills, yet lightened by the use of metallic finish inserts.
Derived directly from Logan, the car’s grille and front-end design suggest sports performance.
Certain technical features – such as the use of “flat blade” windscreen wipers and diode Xenon headlamps – bring comfort and modernity to Logan Steppe concept, while its disc brakes and big callipers point to performance.

Standing at a height of 1.78m including its roof storage system, Logan Steppe concept features wellbalanced proportions. The side strips echo the front-end styling and offer protection along narrow lanes. The metallic finish door handles and direction indicators built into the door mirrors highlight the car’s racy personality, while the quarter lights reinforce its dynamic lines.
Developed with snow sports especially in mind, the specific roof storage system – which is built into the roof – calls on the same materials as those employed for the bumpers and door handles.

Logan Steppe concept’s rear-end styling suggests a spacious interior. Access to the boot is facilitated by a touch-sensitive button; simply touching it allows the two symmetrical rear doors to swing open and reveal a low sill. To ensure a brightly-lit interior, the car features a large glazed area (more than 3.3 square metres in total). Meanwhile, the translucent rear diode lights are built into the bumpers.

The interior of Logan Steppe concept exudes a sense of warmth andconviviality, with a combination of light-colouredleather and tech-feel fabrics.
The seats take their inspiration directly from the road car and offer touring car comfort for five people. The MP3 player hints at the interior’s high-tech ambience and the rear passengers can watch their latest freestyling* exploits on the slopes thanks to two video screens built into the back of the front headrests. Accessories can be stored safely in the roof storage system. The netted seatback pockets are ideal for stowing sports magazines. The rear 60/40 split benchseat permits enhanced modularity and load carrying capacity. The design of the dashboard is evocative of escapism and sport, and it would come as no surprise to spot the trace of a snowboard* boot above the passenger-side airbag...

The centre console takes up the same tech-feel design cues and materials as those used for the exterior. With lines that recall the marks of a slide in the snow, it serves as a union between the interior’s front and rear: its base flanks the electric parking brake control while its two arcs curve up either side of the gear selection grid. The controls (climate control switches, air vents, door handles and trims, gearshift lever) have all been designed to be functional, which is especially practical when the driver has already donned his or her gloves before setting off for a spot of off-piste riding*!

Visible behind the four-spoke steering wheel and compact airbag are the diode back-lit dials. The surround of their multifunction screen is picked out by needles that seem to float weightlessly in the light; every detail of Logan Steppe concept breathes freedom...

At the rear too, Logan Steppe concept’s interior is all aboutrelaxation. The doors open to reveal a peaceful, restoring atmosphere,particularly appreciable after an exhilarating descent from the peaks!
With the removable rear bench folded down, occupants can rest and recuperate thanks to flasks stored in the side pockets. In the many storage spaces, it is possible to find a tool kit for running repairs of sports gear. And when the special support is pulled out, waxing and grinding skis is absolute child’s play. Meanwhile, at the back of the boot, special heated hooks allow wet boots and gloves to be hung to dry.
To repair the rough and tumble of a demanding workout on the slopes, a fully-equipped first aid kit is located in one of the door backs, while the other houses the video editing equipment and monitor for a detailed review of the afternoon’s action.
With the rear bench deployed and the second row of seats folded down, the non-slip, modular floor makes it possible to lie down in total comfort.
Thanks to its modular boot, which boasts a maximum capacity of 1.7 cubic metres, Logan Steppe concept is functional from tip to tail (overall length: 4.47m).

The roof storage system blends in harmoniously with the vehicle’s lines. The rake of the windscreen is prolonged by a full-width deflector which ensures effective protection of equipment from air turbulence and/or poor weather. At all speeds, and whatever the load, the airflow is channelled from the front of the car. The roof storage system, which can be adapted to match the requirements of the moment, has been carefully thought through to meet the needs of snow sports enthusiasts. The assisted-opening lid provides direct access to the snowboard*. The handle of the latch, which takes its inspiration from ski bindings, not only holds the snowboard securely in place but also ensures protection against theft. Spotlights are located either side of the car at the leading edge of the roof storage system to light up snowcovered roads or illuminate the ski slope. The powerful diodes can be switched on independently of the headlamps, ideal for prolonging a great day at the snow park*!
(*) Snow sports terms
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:47 PM
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:51 PM
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:00 PM
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:34 PM
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This car sucks.

Now I wait for the Romanian fanboy mafia.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:54 PM
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This car sucks.
How does it suck? Because it doesn't have a fancy LCD screen or leather seats, or ABS brakes?

The car is reliable and cheap...better than those crappy Kias or Hyundais...because it is so easy to repair and they aren't trying to make any wanna-be luxury cars. This car does what it's supposed to...get people from 1 point to the other. I hope this model goes into production since it will have better off-road capabilities than the sedan.
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the car on the show (probably the prototype) showed some traces of a lack of quality, in particular the rear doors did not align properly. In that way the car may have sucked. In another way the car may have sucked, in that it tries to follow some fancy trends in car design, while not offering the technical specs to match that design. It is not a Fiat Panda 4x4. Personally I think the Logan philosophy, i.e. producing a simple car at a low price, is not really followed by this concept. A normal break would have been a much more appropriate version.
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Contrary to what I previously said, I've just noticed that it does have LCD screens...which then contradicts everything I said and thought about the brand...wow
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The great wizard of Renault designated the car for the folks of little money(but with a lot of pretty 'Honies'),but it's better to bu y the VietNamese car Manufactured by'Ho Chi Minh' under brand model 'Ng' as it has superior quality,and also low price(it's like a Toyota lexus' quality built for the price of a Fiat 500 1956).
Now if The Romanian Company Steagul Rosu(Red Star) like to call itself Dacia,I don't understand why?,but then it's own by the French Renault(Regie nationale des Usines Renault 'sous le pont d'Avignon'!), that also owns the Nissan(Noticed the Nikkei Index recently? Nissan assembles Suzuki car and call it'Moco" I think better call it"Mocca chocolata"),So it's better for Dacia to cooperate directly with nissan instead of allowing the French Renault oarebt company to impose on them lower quality Renaults dressed as Dacia,I think our Rumanian brothers deserves a better treatment from Renault which need to be more respectfull of Dacia!Better Idea The Romanian company Buy OEM from the new Mitsubishi(Like Citroen&Peugeot,and Nissan)
and come up with a proud car Dacia'Romani'!
I like to say hallo to everybody here on My visit in the land of the Drive By shootings,Road rage&"Honkies"!(South Central Los Angeles,California) The Ununited States of America which is now in a total state of chaos&Confusion,better not walk outside here at night!(It's dangerous here even in the daytime).Estoy vivir aqui con los Borrachitos de la tierra!a mismo cerca y calle!
Los Amigitos Latinos aqui COME FRIJOLES(con Zalsa)!!!!! Saludos por los pincho cabrones!
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This car sucks.

Now I wait for the Romanian fanboy mafia.
Oh Snap.
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