Renault Taliant will be launched in Turkey as the rebadged version of the Dacia Logan. It is expected to receive the same level of Logan in the international market.
Dacia, a Romanian car brand owned by Renault, has gained considerable success in the international market with the Dacia Logan. In order to succeed, Dacia has used the same strategy that Renault has tried in our market, pricing its product competitively. This strategy has been proved to be successful in the case of Dacia Logan in the international market.
Renault will rebadge the Dacia Logan and launch it as Renault Taliant in Turkey
Seeing the success of the Dacia Logan, Renault decided to introduce a rebadged version of the Dacia Logan. The rebadged Logan is expected to be called Taliant and will go on sale in Turkey by the middle of this year. It is worth mentioning that Dacia has not yet entered this market. Therefore, it will make perfect sense that Renault will take advantage of Dacia Logan’s success and try to replicate it in the market where Dacia is not present yet. In this market, the Renault Taliant will replace the Renault Symbol. The Symbol has been around since 1999, and it is understandable if Renault pulls the plug on this model and replace it with the newer and more attractive Logan.
On entering the Turkey market, the Dacia Logan undergoes some subtle cosmetic updates to gain a distinctive identity and to be reintroduced under the new name. Accordingly, the French car brand will provide revised headlights and C-shaped tail lamps, reflecting the design language of the existing line-up of the Renault. There is also a set of dual-tone alloy wheels, making it more appealing than the existing Logan.
Renault Taliant will go on sale in Turkey first
At the moment, there is no information regarding the interior of the upcoming Renault Taliant. However, it is expected that Renault will only get some minor updates over its original model.
Under the hood, the Taliant is expected to be powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. It will be available with two choices of transmission, a six-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission.
After reaching the Turkey market, it is likely that Renault will expand the reach of the Taliant in markets where Dacia has not entered yet. In the meanwhile, Dacia is developing the wagon version of the Logan. For the engine, the wagon version will be powered by a bi-fuel engine with LPG that scores high in terms of fuel efficiency. If this model gains success, it is totally possible that Renault will rebadge it and sell in markets like Turkey as well.