2017 Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Takes the Budget Estate One Step Further

Who needs a Duster when you can have this? Not those in search of a 4×4 vehicle, obviously

Dacia is expanding its lineup of high-riding, rugged-looking models with the Logan MCV Stepway, a jacked-up version of the budget wagon.

The Logan MCV Stepway becomes the fourth member of the Stepway family, following the Sandero Stepway, Lodgy Stepway, and Dokker Stepway.

Compared to a base Logan MCV, the Stepway version has a 50-mm higher ground clearance, for a total of 174 mm. That results in easier ingress, a higher driving position, and fewer worries when driving over rough surfaces.

You'll also recognize the Logan MCV Stepway thanks to styling tweaks including the two-tone bumpers, standard fog lights, a Duster-like grille, satin-effect chrome skid plates, smoked taillights, 16-inch Stepway Dark Metal Flexwheel rims, and protective plastic cladding. Other minor changes include the Dark Metal door mirror housings and longitudinal roof bars, as well as the Stepway decals on the front doors.

At launch, customers will be able to order the Logan MCV Stepway in two colors — Azurite Blue and Mink.

Inside, changes are restricted to satin-effect trim, Dacia's new four-spoke multifunction steering wheel with horn push in the center and "Stepway" lettering, and a two-tone fabric upholstery with topstitching.

Equipment-wise, the Logan MCV Stepway will be available in the top Laureate trim only, which means it gets standard features such as the MediaNav Evolution, rear parking sensors, air conditioning, DAB radio and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Optional extras include leather upholstery, reverse parking camera, and height adjustment package.

The Logan MCV Stepway carries over all the practical features of the model it's based on, from the spacious interior space with five proper seats to the 573-liter boot — one of the largest of any estate model on sale today.

Engine options include a 0.9-liter TCe 90 gasoline unit with Stop & Start (S&S) and a 1.5-liter dCi 90 S&S diesel, both mated to five-speed manual transmissions. The Logan MCV Stepway will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and go on sale shortly after.