2013 Dacia Sandero

by SpeedLux

Dacia has prepared a replacement for the five-door hatchback version of the series named Sandero. It is set to make its world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show alongside the 2013 Logan 2, the new generation of the Sandero follows the same recipe as its predecessor being based on a shorter version of the sedan’s platform.

The Sandero is somewhat a Ford Fiesta-sized car with five doors, prices are expected to start well below £7000, making it substantially cheaper than cars such as the Fiesta, Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen Polo.

Practicality, these points make the Sandero diffrent from others, It has a 320-litre boot, around 25 litres more than a Ford Fiesta’s, and that capacity can be expanded to 1200 litres (an advantage of more than 200 litres over the class

benchmark) by folding down the 60/40 split rear seat.

The new Sandero draws heavily on Clio mechanicals, the shared components are even said to include the latest Clio’s new 0.9-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, although Renault has not confirmed the Sandero’s technical line-up. A diesel engine is most likely, Renault’s 1.5-litre unit is also likely, along with a regular four-cylinder petrol motor.

However, judging by the single image of the cabin that’s been released, it should also get electrically adjustable side mirrors and a touch-screen infotainment system, this looks generous, given that even the best-equipped Sandero is still likely to cost less than £10,000.

Further details will be announced at the 2012 Paris motor show, where the Sandero’s SUV relative, the Sandero Stepway, will also be revealed. Images haven’t being released yet, but Dacia has confirmed that its ride height is 40mm higher than the regular Sandero’s.

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