The lineup in the Dacia range of cars was expanded with three different models and they were all showcased for the first time at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The specifications and pricing for these variants are now announced.
The facelifted versions of Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV powered by a brand new 1.0-liter engine is about to arrive in stores. The engine is designed and supplied by Renault which is capable of delivering about 74 horsepower. The improvements are expected to boost fuel efficiency by at least 10 percent. The base model Sandero can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 14.2 seconds. The numbers are not to break any speed records but rather will focus on offering a fuel capacity of 54.3 miles per gallon.
Pricing for all three models remain nearly the same despite the new features added to the cars. The most affordable car in the lot is the base model Sandero priced at £5,995. The Stepway entry level is priced at £8,795 while the Logan at £6,995. The car is kind of an empty shell because to add air conditioning and radio to it, you should opt for the Ambiance trim on the Sandero that brings the car’s pricing to £6,995. A range extending add-on named the Laureate will set you back by £10,395. The package can also be added to the Logan MCV or the Stepway for £1,000.
Within the host of new additions made to these cars, the prominent ones are the LED running lights, revamped front grille, bumper, lower air vents. The rear lights are modified to add a sleek look to all three cars combined with posh interior materials, more storage space and improved ergonomics. The air vents are now surrounded by chrome finish with a satin effect and it has a four spoke steering wheel. Most of these upgrades can only be found in the top of the line models.
Other features found in the Dacia Sandero, Stepway and Logan MCV models include hill start assist, DAB radio, reversing camera, large 7-inch touchscreen setup to control the infotainment system. Yet again, all these features are found in the top of the line models as they incur additional costs and bundling them in the entry level cars would bump up the base pricing. Powertrain options provided by the manufacturer include 0.9-liter turbo petrol engine, 1.5-liter diesel engine. Both these engines produce about 89 horsepower and the diesel engine is the energy efficient variant of the two.