The second-generation Dacia Logan MCV is sold as Lada Largus in Putin’s kingdom. Classified as a station wagon, the Largus has received a facelift and is available in passenger and commercial (cargo) versions. Prices start at 685,900 Rubles (US$ 9,240).
For passengers, the Largus is also available in a Cross variant (with 5- or 7-seats) with raised ground clearance and plastic cladding throughout. The front fascia of the facelifted Largus, especially those chrome inserts, might remind you of Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ design language. Besides new 15- and 16-inch wheel designs, the rest of the car or wagon remains unchanged.
Inside, there’s a new dashboard, new steering wheel, a touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, a rearview camera, and improved front seats with new upholsteries. The features list also includes heated windscreen, rain and light sensors, and cruise control. Lada claims the noise insulation to be improved as well.
Powering the Largus facelift is a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, available in two tunes: 66 kW (90 metric hp) and 78 kW (106 metric hp). A 5-speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels.