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A Renault Logan van produced at the Pitesti factory in Romania, has been unveiled in Nigeria by Alliance Autos, with an assurance that it perfectly reflects the manufacturer's overriding commitment to providing utility vehicles that give impressive performance. The new van is also representing unprecedented value for money in its segment, and meets the needs of customers looking for a basic, modern, robust and affordable van.

Aimed essentially at small business owners, tradesmen and traders, as well as small and medium-sized fleets, Logan Van will permit the brand to open up fresh opportunities in the Nigerian market.

Like other vehicles in the Logan family, Logan Van has been developed for use in highly varied and often extreme conditions. It features the same simplicity and robust materials that have become a hallmark of the Logan range.

In Nigeria, Logan Van is available with one petrol engines (1.6 MPI 64kW), which comes from the Renault Group's powerplant range. Logan Van naturally benefits from the same level of active and passive safety as Logan MCV. The Van also shares Logan MCV's design and volumes and, like the latter, features passenger carstyle rear doors on all versions. These doors ensure wide access to the cargo area from both the leftand right-hand sides, unlike many of its rivals in the same category which permit access from one side only. Meanwhile, rear access is via 1/3- 2/3 split asymmetric upright doors.

Logan MCV and Logan Van's body structure was designed from the outset with both the passenger car and commercial vehicle variants in mind. Its strength and rigidity were consequently engineered to stand up the sort of constraints associated with commercial vehicle use, without neglecting either comfort or handling performance. The structure notably permits a standard payload of 800kg which puts Logan Van at the top-end of the small van segment.

Logan Van features a maximum load-carrying volume of 2.5 cubic metres, while its overall length - up 200mm compared with Logan Saloon - permits a maximum cargo length of 1,936mm, anunprecedented figure for its category.