The 1,500,000th Dacia Logan auto vehicle was sold on Wednesday to a Romanian client who purchased it through the Cash for Clunkers program.
The auto vehicle, a beige Laureate Logan, 09 TCe, Euro 6, was bought by a woman from Bucharest, the auto manufacturer’s representatives announced. The keys of the anniversary vehicle were handed over to its owner by Jan Ptacek, Renault Commercial Roumanie General Manager, at Dacia’s newest showroom in Bucharest.
“Logan represents the base of the Dacia series. It is the model that managed to impose our brand both in Romania as well as in numerous countries in which clients are looking for an accessible, spacious, robust and modern vehicle. I am pleased to hand over the keys to this anniversary model to a client from Romania – the cradle of the Dacia brand,” Ptacek stated according to a communiqué remitted by Dacia.
Undergoing a facelift at the end of 2012, Dacia Logan is currently manufactured at the plant in Mioveni and in Casablanca, Morocco.
In 2014 almost 14,000 Logan vehicles were sold to Romanian clients, representing 47 per cent of the total sales registered by the Dacia series. In the first five months of this year the Logan model, including its MCV version, was bought by over 7,400 clients in Romania.
Dacia’s EU sales up by 4.5 pc in May
- In first five months Dacia’s European sales grew by 7.1 pc, while its market share remained stable at 2.8 pc
Dacia sales grew last month by 4.5 per cent in Europe (EU plus EFTA) and the auto manufacturer’s market share remained stable at 2.8 per cent according to the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association data published on Tuesday.
Dacia sales in Europe stood at 32,764 units in May, higher than in the same period last year (31,362 units).
In May, Renault Group reported a 5.4 per cent sales growth compared to a sales growth of 15 per cent in April, the latter being the highest sales growth in Europe. Volkswagen, the biggest European auto manufacturer, registered last month a sale slump of 2 per cent, while the Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroen sales slumped by 0.6 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively. In May, Opel Group and Toyota registered a 5 per cent and 5.3 per cent sales slump respectively. Daimler and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sales grew by 11.5 per cent and 9 per cent respectively last month.
Dacia sales grew by 7.1 per cent in Europe in January – May, while its market share remained stable at 2.8 per cent. In the first five months of the year Dacia sold 168,459 units in Europe, up from the level registered in May 2014 (157,360 units).
The statistics covered 29 European states, 26 of which are members of the European Union, Malta not included, and 3 are members of the European Free Trade Agreement (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland).