All-New Sandero and Sandero Stepway released

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Dacia Sandero and Stepaway
Dacia Sandero and Stepaway ©
Dec. 02. 2020
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Hertfordshire - Dacia has announced full pricing and specifications for the most affordable new car on sale in the UK, the All-New Sandero, and the rugged best-selling version – the All-New Sandero Stepway.

Debuting a mature new exterior design and an all-new interior, both models benefit from a significant uplift in quality. They feature the the latest in connected technology, whilst still maintaining Dacia’s undisputed practicality credentials, the All-New Sandero and Stepway models go on sale in the UK from 1 February 2021.

For customers keen to get hold of the new model, pre-ordering for the All-New Sandero and Stepway opens on 2nd December via a dedicated online portal for just £99. Those who order via the portal will receive 3 years’ free servicing and will be first to receive their car when deliveries begin in April 2021.

Priced from just £7,995 OTR, the All-New Sandero remains the UK’s best-priced new car, while the All-New Sandero Stepway offers desirable crossover style and rugged charm from as little as £10,995 OTR.

All-New Sandero and Stepway models feature more equipment than ever, but remain loyal to Dacia’s ethos of offering simple, no frills, quality motoring with everything a driver could need at an affordable price. All models boast new LED lights, the latest multimedia systems for enhanced convenience and low running costs.

There’s also more interior space, wrapped up in a grown up package with new design details that make Dacia’s best-selling models more desirable than ever.

Built on an all-new efficient CMF modular platform, the All-New Sandero and Stepway feature an evolved contemporary exterior design with new details giving it greater presence and a more premium look on the road.

The overall lines are smoother and wheel arches more pronounced, this combined with a lower roof and angled windscreen give the Sandero the impression of sitting lower to the road, while Dacia’s new signature Y-shaped LED daytime running lights – linked via decorative chrome trim – give the car a recognisable presence from the front.

Innovative Flexwheels, featured on Comfort models, provide the look of an attractive alloy wheel but the convenience of a trim being more affordable and more robust, while small details around the vehicle complete the more grown-up look. The door handles are shaped for greater comfort and convenience, an electric boot release features on most models and revised wing mirrors ensure improved aerodynamics and less wind noise – for a more refined cabin.

The All-New Sandero Stepway takes all of these changes and adds a number of rugged elements befitting of its Stepway name. Instantly recognisable by the Stepway logo beneath the unique front grille, extra cladding and metal skid plates around the car, the Stepway is undeniably ready for action.

It sits 174mm higher than the regular Sandero and features innovative adjustable roof bars that can be easily converted into a roof rack, meaning all kinds of loads up to 80kg can be accommodated without fuss. Wheelarch cladding and textured reinforced lower door sections complete the exterior style enhancements for its go-anywhere look.

The versatile All-New Stepway also features the clever Flexwheels while newly introduced Prestige specification features attractive 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

All versions of the All-New Sandero and Stepway feature bright LED lights as standard, delivering enhanced night-time visibility by up to 37% in beam length and 9% in beam width. At the rear, Dacia’s distinctive light signature has evolved and ensures the Sandero stands out.

The All-New Sandero and Stepway’s interiors have seen a significant uplift over the previous model, introducing a range of new technologies, superior quality, and greater comfort and convenience features than ever.

The dashboard design is completely new to both models, with new fabric inserts on the doors and across the dashboard, plus a sleek new air vent design, making the interior look and feel more upmarket. On All-New Stepway models, the more adventurous theme is carried over from the outside with unique upholstery featuring Stepway logos and exclusive orange trim on the air vents plus orange stitching to the door trims and seats.

Redesigned seats feature on all Sandero models offering greater comfort and support, including the availability of premium upholstery and an adjustable armrest on selected models. A repositioned, smaller gearlever and a steering wheel with greater reach and height adjustment ensures drivers of all sizes can find a comfortable position.

The All-New Sandero and Stepway offer the space and practicality of a supermini at city car prices. A 1/3-2/3 split-folding rear bench is available (depending on the version), expanding the generous 328-litre boot space even further. With the rear seats in place, the large boot features an adjustable boot floor, giving customers a choice of two positions, while rear seat passengers get an extra 42mm of space over the previous Sandero, providing best-in-class rear legroom.

There’s more space for smaller items too, thanks to 21 extra litres of storage space in cubby holes and pockets throughout the cabin.

All Sandero and Sandero Stepway models come with a range of Euro 6D-Full-compliant engines, the stringent emissions standard that comes into effect on 1 January 2021.

Following its introduction earlier in 2020, Dacia’s TCe 100 Bi-Fuel powertrain is available on All-New Sandero and Stepway models. Using an LPG bi-fuelled 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the Bi-Fuel powertrain delivers lower CO2 emissions when running on LPG, and longer overall driving range of more than 800 miles when both fuel tanks are full and used in parallel. The LPG tank is located in the spare wheel well.

Also available on Sandero is the SCe 65 – a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual transmission and a turbocharged TCe 90, available with a choice of six-speed manual or newly introduced CVT automatic for added ease-of-use.

Stop&Start – which automatically turns the engine off at a standstill – is standard on all Sandero and Stepway models to reduce emissions and boost efficiency.