It obviously was because they will be celebrating at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show where they will be revealing new special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV.
It was 2005 that Romanian brand Dacia re-launched the Logan in Europe, led by the hand by Renault, and to celebrate 10 years of unprecedented levels of success across the continent, Dacia is producing a series of special edition versions called ‘Lauréate Prime’ (in the UK) right across its range - and that includes the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV.
True to the brand, the new editions will be simple, will be distinctively styled and will be well-equipped with a new multimedia and navigation package – Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution - as standard. And, as blue is the colour traditionally associated with the Dacia brand, it will also come in an exclusive metallic Cosmos Blue finish.
From the outside, the Lauréate Prime special edition versions stand out having been through a series of specific styling features that include ‘Dark Metal’ alloy wheels and door mirror housings. and on the inside, a touch of blue enhances the upholstery and seatbelts, complimenting the Cosmos Blue metallic exterior, with tasteful grey top-stitching for the seats and special front and rear blue-edged floor mats completing the look.
Mirroring the existing top-of-the-range Lauréate trim, the Lauréate Prime special edition versions have a specification that contains a pretty generous equipment list that includes the exclusive Cosmos Blue metallic finish, Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution infotainment system, leather steering wheel, climate control, cruise control with a speed limiter, electric front windows and remote central locking.
On top of all this , the new-generation, user-friendly MEDIA NAV Evolution navigation system complete with a large 7" touch screen display is included as standard, featuring all the qualities from the original infotainment system (satellite navigation, multimedia capabilities to allow music streaming from devices through a USB, AUX or Bluetooth® connection and a hands-free telephone capability amongst others) along with additional features such as TMC traffic information, access to social networks when connected to a smartphone via the main display and the ability to access Apple’s SIRI voice recognition function through steering wheel-mounted controls.
Full details on the actual UK specification will be available in the early Spring.