Is the Logan finally getting a more powerful gasoline engine?

Renault-owned budget brand Dacia launched earlier this year the Easy-R automated manual transmission for the Logan family and it’s now preparing to give the no-frills model a mid-cycle revision. Seen here are both versions of the Logan, the traditional sedan and the more practical wagon version dubbed “MCV.” From a recent set of spy images we learned Dacia is preparing just about the same styling revisions for the Sandero supermini as well.

Romania’s affordable trio will come with a slightly revised front fascia featuring different headlight graphics, a Duster-inspired grille, and a new look for the front bumper. Lesser trims are expected to get turn signals built into the side mirrors which are currently reserved for the range-topping Prestige trim.

We find the rear end of both Logan prototypes to be the most interesting. That’s because the provisional exhaust system could suggest Dacia is preparing to add a new engine to the Logan family. One can only hope it’s a more powerful gasoline unit, with the most obvious candidate being the turbocharged 1.2-liter, 125-hp TCe available in the Duster.

Photos of the interior are not available in this set, but Dacia will likely refresh the cabin by offering new trims and upholsteries to give buyers more customization options.

The Dacia Logan Sedan and MCV, along with the Sandero hatchback, will be introduced at the beginning of October in Paris prior to going on sale before the year’s end.

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