Dacia has announced UK pricing and specification for its updated vehicle range, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Available to order now, New Sandero is priced from £5,995, New Sandero Stepway from £8,795 and New Logan MCV from £6,995.
Efficiency gains of up to 10 per cent from new SCe 75 1.0-litre
The updates see changes to the interior, exterior and equipment levels, while these also see the introduction of a new SCe 75 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine for the New Sandero and New Logan MCV.
This engine produces the same power as the outgoing 1.2-litre 16V 75, yet is up to 10% more efficient.
The TCe 90 petrol and dCi 90 diesel engines continue to be available across the revised range.
Additionally, the upgrades and more focused UK equipment levels, have contributed to New Sandero, New Sandero Stepway and New Logan MCV benefiting from significantly increased residual values.
In the November 2016 edition of the CAP Gold Book, the latest versions offer average RV improvements of as much as 5.8% and nearly £600 after the first year on New Sandero.
New front end design
All three models receive new double optic front headlights, as on the Duster, and there are also LED daytime running lights as standard across the range – a first for Dacia.
A brand new grille has a honeycomb design – edged in chrome on the Sandero Stepway and with a chrome centre line on the Sandero and Logan MCV – together with more prominent fog lights.
At the back the rear lighting signature is based on four illuminated squares in the Sandero and Sandero Stepway, while the bumper designs have been reworked.
The Sandero Stepway also benefits from a chromed exhaust tailpipe.
Completing the exterior are fresh wheel designs for all three models.
The interior upgrades include a more contemporary satin-effect chrome finish for the air vent surrounds, trim strip and centre console fascia, while a new four-spoke steering wheel design has the horn push in the centre, moving it from its previous position on the indicator stalk.
The new steering wheel also offers improved integration of the cruise control and speed limiter buttons for Lauréate versions, a soft feel finish for high-end trim levels and, on the Sandero Stepway, a ‘Stepway’ logo on the chrome surround.
Additionally, the New Sandero Stepway boasts interior door releases that are now chrome plated and upholstery that features a 3D weave.
The front electric window switches have been moved from the centre console to a panel by the door handles. There is the addition of a 12-volt power socket, which allows rear passengers to charge mobile devices, and numerous stowage spaces, including a front mobile phone cubby hole and a tray on the side of the console to accommodate small items. The new centre console design incorporates a bottle holder at the rear.
Standard equipment has been strengthened with the additions of DAB radio on all three models (except for Access trim).
Air conditioning is now standard on Ambiance versions and above.
Top-of-the-range Lauréate versions now include the MediaNav navigation system, incorporating a seven-inch touchscreen, aux input, radio and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and rear parking sensors as standard. A reversing camera and hill start assist is available.
Specification by trim level – New Sandero and New Logan MCV
Access versions provide standard features such as black cloth upholstery, LED daytime running lights, double optic headlights with chrome surrounds, tinted windows, ESC (electronic stability control) with ASR (traction control) and hill start assist (HSA), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and emergency brake assist (EBA), driver’s airbag, passenger airbag with deactivation function, front side airbags, ISOFIX points for child seats in both outer rear seats, 15-inch Tarkine wheel trims and 60/40 split folding rear seat.
On the New Sandero and New Logan MCV, Ambiance adds equipment that includes manual air conditioning, electric front windows (with driver’s one touch), aux and USB input, DAB/FM/AM radio with fingertip controls and two front and two rear speakers, Bluetooth, remote central locking, Eco mode (TCe 90 and dCi 90 versions only), stop and start (TCe 90 and dCi 90 versions only), anti-intruder automatic door-locking system and satin chrome central console surround and instrument dial surrounds.
A new option for 2017 on the Ambiance trim is a height adjustment pack (£50) that includes driver’s seat, steering wheel and front seatbelt height adjustment.
Over Ambiance, Lauréate includes some new features for 2017 – MediaNav Evolution seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system including satellite navigation and rear parking sensors.
This is in addition to cruise control, speed limiter, front fog lights, heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors, height-adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel, leather gear knob and a seven-function on-board computer.
Specification – New Sandero Stepway
All New Sandero Stepway models boast a generous standard specification, which incorporates 16-inch ‘Stepway’ alloy-look wheels, 40mm raised ride height in comparison to the Sandero, metal grey roof bars, skid plates in satin chrome, tinted windows and dark carbon ‘Stepway’ cloth.
New Sandero Stepway is available in Ambiance and Lauréate versions.
Compared to New Sandero and New Logan MCV, New Sandero Stepway also adds 16-inch wheels, front fog lights and the height adjustment pack to Ambiance. New Sandero Stepway adds electric rear windows and soft feel steering wheel to Lauréate.
The New Sandero, New Sandero Stepway and New Logan MCV sit alongside the Duster SUV, which was recently enhanced with the availability of the automatic six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission.
Available on Lauréate and flagship Prestige 4x2 Duster variants, the automatic EDC gearbox is mated to the 1.5 dCi 110 turbodiesel engine.
The pairing returns fuel economy of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 116g/km.