Following last month's world premiere of the new generation Dacia Logan in Paris, Renault unveiled a Renault badged version of the Logan, christened as the Renault Symbol, at yesterday's opening of the Istanbul Motor Show. Also unveiled alongside the Symbol is a new Fluence.
In some emerging markets, like South America and Central Asia, Dacia models are sold under the Renault brand.
The Renault Symbol will go on sale in Turkey, Algeria and Tunisia.
The Symbol is offered with three engine options, a 90 hp TCe 90 petrol engine, followed by two diesel engines the dCi 75 and dCi 90.
Although it is an emerging market model, the Symbol is not short of features. Higher range models come with a Renault Media Nav multimedia navigation system complete with a wide, seven-inch touchscreen colour display with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. There also a cruise control with speed limiter function as well as a 60:40 split folding rear seat.
Meanwhile, the Symbol's elder sibling Fluence has been updated with a new exterior styling, new instrument panel, new engine and transmission.
The new Fluence has a revised front end, now featuring LED daytime running lights while the cabin is now updated with new seat upholsteries and a new digital instrumentation that now comes standard on all versions.
A new 1.6-litre 16V 115 petrol engine is paired to a new-generation X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission, lowering fuel consumption by 1.3 litres/100km to 6.4 litres/100km.
Also available are the dCi 130 and dCi 110 diesel engines.