Renault to offer a 'green' Dacia Logan by 2010
French car maker Renault will market an environmentally friendly version of the low-cost Logan
FRANKFURT, January 17, 2008 - The French car maker Renault will market an
environmentally friendly version of the low-cost Logan produced by its Romanian subsidiary Dacia, the head of Renault's German unit said Thursday.
"We are going to offer the car in the coming years," Jacques Rivoal was
quoted as saying by the business daily Handelsblatt in comments to appear
Friday but released in advance.
"Tests are going well," Rivoal added.
The "green" Logan, a prototype of which was presented in October, should go
on sale starting in 2010, the newspaper said.
Bearing the "Renault eco2" badge reserved for the group's least polluting
models, the new model is expected to produce 97 grams of CO2 per kilometer in
mixed driving, compared with 120 g/km for the present model.
The European Commission wants to set an average level of 120 g/km for auto
manufacturers to meet by 2012.
Dacia's new Logan would also use 3.8 litres of petrol per 100 kilometers
(one gallon per 60 miles), the report said.