• Jan 10, 2010

Dacia Logan, Logan MCV and Sandero Black Line – Click above for high-res image gallery

These days it seems like every color is being claimed for one cause or another. Medical research has laid claim to a few (pink and yellow come to mind), but so has the automotive industry: red for performance, green for hybrids, blue for clean diesels... Mercedes adopted black as the label for its most extreme AMG models, but now the shade is being used for something decidedly more low-rent: Renault's budget brand and Romanian subsidiary, Dacia.

Available on the Logan, Logan MCV and Sandero – though not, apparently, on the Logan pick-up or the upcoming new Duster crossover – the Black Line adds a touch of class to the budget cars. The package, based on the Laureate trim level, adds such "special" touches as metallic paint, visible top-stitching on the black fabric upholstery, MP3-capable CD player and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Nothing ground-breaking here, and it's not going to outshine an SL63 by any means, but finally a car Top Gear's James May can drive to the symphony. Details in the press release after the jump and photos in the gallery below.



[Source: Renault] PRESS RELEASE:

January 6, 2010
BLACK LINE LIMITED EDITIONS: EXTRA STYLE AND ADDED COMFORT FOR A TYPICALLY LOW DACIA PRICE
  • Dacia France is to launch Black Line limited edition versions of Logan, Sandero and Logan MCV.
  • Black Line limited edition versions target customers who want a more refined Dacia but who have no intention of renouncing the brand's fundamental values.
  • These Black Line limited edition versions are based on the Lauréate equipment level (electric front windows, central locking, power steering, etc.) and come with the following additional equipment:
    - Styling features: metallic paint, black headlamp masks (Sandero), new black upholstery with visible stitching, new grey/beige 'Shiny' interior trim.
    - Comfort features: leather-trimmed steering wheel, radio-CD MP3 with steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control.
  • Like all Dacia models, Logan Black Line, Sandero Black Line and Logan MCV Black Line are robust and reliable, and also deliver an unbeatable equipment/performance/interior room package for their price.

• Order books for Black Line limited edition models open this week.
• DACIA SANDERO, DACIA LOGAN AND DACIA LOGAN MCV BLACK LINE LIMITED EDITIONS

...The specific features of BLACK LINE limited edition versions are:

Exterior:
  • Metallic paint (Pearlescent Black, Platine Grey, Comète Grey1),
  • Black Line badging,
  • Black headlamp masks2,
  • Body colour exterior door handles and exterior mirrors.

Interior:
  • Centre console, air vent surrounds, 'Shiny' grey/beige door grab handles,
  • Specific black upholstery with visible stitching,
  • Flesh-spilt leather-trimmed steering wheel,
  • Radio-CD MP3 with fingertip steering wheel-mounted remote and auxiliary audio socket.

...Additional equipment compared with Lauréate equipment level versions:

Exterior features

  • Body colour front and rear bumpers / chrome upper grille trim
  • Body colour side protective mouldings
  • Longitudinal roof bars (Logan MCV)
  • 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel trims

Seats
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split folding rear bench seat (Sandero and Logan MCV)
  • Forward-tipping third row bench seat with 50/50-split folding backs (seven-seat Logan MCV)
  • Interior equipment
  • Satin-finish chrome-effect door handles

Active and passive safety
  • ABS + emergency brake assist
  • Driver and front passenger front airbags (front passenger airbag manually disconnectable)
  • Height-adjustable three-point front seatbelts
  • Three three-point rear seatbelts
  • Two three-point seatbelts for third row passengers (seven-seater Logan MCV)
  • Three height-adjustable rear headrests
  • Comma-type headrest for middle rear passenger
  • Two comma-type headrests for third row passengers (seven-seater Logan MCV)
Security
  • Coded immobilizer
  • Driving aids and instruments
  • Rev-counter
  • Hydraulic power steering
  • Six-function trip computer3: total distance, split distance, fuel used, average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed / door open warning

Visibility
  • Foglamps
  • Three-speed windscreen wiper
  • Defrosting rear screen
  • Electric defrosting exterior mirrors

Comfort
  • Central locking
  • Electric Pack (radio frequency remote control + electric front windows)
  • Tinted glass
  • Vanity mirror incorporated in passenger-side sun visor / Boot lighting
  • Glove box light
  • Removable ashtray / cigarette lighter
  • Height-adjustable steering wheel

Heater/fan
  • Heater and four-speed fan
  • Air recycling
Stowage
  • Glove box / front door bins
  • Stowage at the foot of centre console
  • Can-holders on front/rear centre console
  • Cup-holders for third row passengers (seven-seater Logan MCV)
  • Map pockets on back of front seats
  • Stowage in main rear door / mesh pocket incorporated in small rear door (Logan MCV)
Audio
  • Radio pre-equipment


Options available for Black Line limited edition versions:
• Manual climate control €900
• 15-inch alloy wheels €400
• Spare wheel €70
• Removable baggage cover (seven-seater Logan MCV) €80


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  • 12 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Great News! The Dacia Sandero is now available in Black!"

      "Wow! Did you hear about the origins of the BMW logo?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Inb4 good news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So how much extra does James May have to pay for his beige Sandero
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dacia Sandero Black doesn't quite have the same ring as Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black...

      But Great News!

      The Dacia Sandero is on this webpage!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, the Renault Sandero become interesting (not so much) only if you meet the Chevrolet Agile first...

      About the Logan, at least me, rather that one who has adamantium claws...
      • 5 Years Ago
      i want i want i want i want i want come on france bring back renault to the u.s.a. these cars are sweet it reminds me of what the enemies used the tv show vr troopers and besides chrysler should die and renault should rise in the u.s.a. once again i love dacias to
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least they didn't use the Darth Vader line..
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's that?
      That's the sound of James May popping open a bottle of champagne in anticipation of his new Sandero Black. lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's to mourn his dead Sandero that Clarkson bought him.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Black" is a bit boring.

      I think they should capitalize on the Dracula connection.

      Black, with red accents in the right places...
      • 5 Years Ago
      James: Great news!
      Jeremy: What?!
      James: The Dacia Sandero is coming to Britain next year!
      Jeremy: Great!