Changes in the front and back end aim to make Logan look younger when compared to Sandero.

In May, pictures taken at Dacia's factory in Pitesti, Romania, revealed that Logan was about to receive its first change since it was presented, back in 2004. It took Dacia a couple of months to present its bestseller, but here it is, looking much better than before, the new Logan.

Although major changes will be kept for the second generation of the car, expected for 2012, the ones that have been performed may hold Logan sales for the remaining four years until its renewal. The front end has received a new bumper, grille and headlamps, which give the sedan some visual identity with the Sandero, which is also based on the same B0 platform.  The facelifted Logan will be used as the visual basis for future products from Dacia, such as the small SUV that is being planned by the Romanian company. The new Logan does not share only the grille and the new Dacia logo with Sandero, but the hatch’s interior has also been inherited by the older brother, with a rounder and more modern design.

At the back, the tail lights have also received changes and bring curves instead of straight lines. The boot lid follows this idea and makes the car look less boxy and, therefore, more in tune to new vehicles and the Sandero. The rear mirrors have also been updated. In fact, changes have been made to make Logan look younger when compared to its hatchback sibling. There is no word from Renault on changes in other countries where Logan is built, such as Brazil, but we will keep you posted on that.

The new Logan will be available in dealerships from this month. As prices have been kept the same for most versions, as well as the engines and other technical specs, these changes may really help Logan sell another 1 million units worldwide in the four years to come. Or even more than that.

Gallery: Dacia Logan Receives Its Facelift