Dacia has revealed its new Sandero and Sandero Stepway models in full, which gain additional driver assistance kit and equipment.
While teased earlier this month, the new models have now been unveiled in full – showcasing new technology and more modern styling.
Available in standard Sandero guise or the more popular rugged-looking Stepway, the new pair now come with LED lights as standard and a more modern design thanks to sleeker door handles and more aerodynamic mirrors. The chunkier Stepway version’s ride height has also increased by 41mm.
The new Sandero also sits on Renault’s new CMF-B platform, which underpins the new Clio and Captur – offering improved dynamics and safety.
It looks as if diesel engines are being removed, with the engine range now including a 64bhp naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre petrol, an 89bhp turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol and a new 99bhp 1.0-litre petrol that can also be run on LPG gas. Elsewhere a new CVT automatic gearbox is available for the first time.
In the cabin, the Sandero gets a slight quality boost thanks to a redesigned dashboard, more space in the rear seats along with a larger eight-inch touchscreen for high-spec models.Enquire on a new Dacia Sandero Stepway
As before, standard equipment is set to remain quite limited, though all models feature a trip computer, smartphone holder and speed limiter. New features available higher up the range also include an electric parking brake and keyless entry.
Standard safety kit – one of the areas where the Sandero lagged behind rivals – has also been improved. Autonomous emergency braking and emergency call now come as standard, while features like park assist and blind spot warning are also new for this Dacia.
Full pricing is yet to be announced, but a noticeable price increase of around £1,000 is expected on top of the current Sandero’s £6,995 starting price and the Sandero Stepway’s £9,245 tag.
The new models are set to go on sale in February, with first deliveries expected later in Spring.Enquire on a new Dacia Sandero