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Dacia introduces all-new Sandero and Sandero Stepway

The all-new Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway have arrived in UK dealerships, promising improved comfort, safety and technology.

It remains the UK’s cheapest new car, with prices for the Sandero starting at £7,995 OTR.

The all-new model promises a ‘significant’ uplift in quality and comes with a higher level of equipment than ever before. There’s also more interior space and new design details to make the models more desirable.

The Sandero is available in Access, Essential and Comfort trims, while the Sandero Stepway comes in Essential, Comfort and Prestige specifications.

Sandero Access costs from £7,995 and includes automatic LED headlights, front electric windows, speed limiter, phone docking station, Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and six airbags.

From £8,995, the Sandero Essential adds wheel covers and body coloured bumpers, while inside there’s a height-adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, plus a fully adjustable steering column and centre console with open storage. Manual air conditioning, cruise control and remote central locking with automatic locking when driving away also feature. Media Control is also standard, featuring DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Comfort (from £11,595) adds 15-inch Flexwheels, electric mirror adjustment, electric front and rear windows, body coloured mirrors, keyless entry, an eight-inch Media Nav touchscreen display with navigation, DAB radio and smartphone replication, plus automatic wipers. On the outside there’s also chrome surround to the front fog lights, plus parking sensors and a reversing camera at the rear.

The Sandero Stepway features extra cladding and metal skid plates around the car. It sits 174mm higher than the regular Sandero and also features adjustable roof bars that can be easily converted into a roof rack.

Stepway Essential models - available from £10,995 - come with 16-inch Flexwheels, LED headlights, air conditioning ,automatic lighting and rear parking sensors.

Stepway Comfort (from £12,595) adds sat-nav, electric windows front and rear, modular roof bars, electric adjustment for the door mirrors (finished in body colour), a leather steering wheel, keyless entry, cruise control and automatic lights and wipers.

At the top of the range is the newly introduced Stepway Prestige trim, which has 16-inch alloy wheels, centre console with integrated armrest and storage, an automatic parking brake, heated front seats, climate control, front parking sensors and blind spot warning.

Dacia’s TCe 100 Bi-Fuel powertrain is available, paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Also available on Sandero is the SCe 65 – a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual transmission. Both cars are available with a turbocharged TCe 90, available with a choice of six-speed manual or newly introduced CVT automatic for added ease-of-use.

The Sandero SCe 65 and TCe 90 both emit 120g/km of CO2, while the bi-fuel has Co2 emissions of 123g/km.

Stepway models emit from 127g/km with the TCe 90 and from 130g/km with the bi-fuel engine.

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