The Logan has been engineered for the Indian market in a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra called Mahindra Renault.
“We’re looking at the UK and studying the business case,” says Renault product chief Patrick Pélata.
“The problem we face is capacity – demand globally for Logan is very high,” says Pélata. “There are more projects for the Romanian plant than we have capacity for – and one of those projects is the UK.”
If Logan does come to the UK it would be sold under the Dacia brand through separately branded dealers – although most will probably be existing Renault retailers, says Pélata.
“Using the Dacia name allows us to say this is not a sophisticated car – the promise is very simple, it’s a value-for-money deal.”
A new plant is being built near Chennai by Mahindra, Renault and its Alliance partner Nissan, which represents an investment of £700m by the partners between now and 2014.
Since its launch in 2004, almost 450,000 Logans have been sold in 51 countries.