The new generation of Dacia Sandero Stepway came into production in a moment when all the car industry in struggling. Wtih the Covid-19 pandemic or the new EU regulations, all the carmakers had to make adjustments to the new models in order to be competitive and cut the costs.
The same story applies in the Renault Group as well. In order to keep the car’s production costs low, they moved the Sandero production all the way in Tanger and Casablanca (Maroc). The Stepway will be made in Arges, alongside the Duster.
The biggest changes were made in the interior, which looks like it borrowed a little bit of this, a little bit of that, from the other Renault Group models:
- the textile fabric on the dash board from the Renault Clio;
- the climate controls from the Duster;
- the gearbox also from the Duster;
- the steering wheel from all the Dacia models after 2018.
On the outside you can see that the daylights resemble the Lamborghini signature but are in perfect harmony with the design of the car.
Unfortunately, like all the car companies (except Tesla), the Renault Group is also behind in the reace of reducing the CO2 emissions acros its entire line of vehicles.
For that reason and because most of the European cities have already banned some of the older diesel engines from entering some areas, Dacia Sandero and Logan will not have the dCi engine under its hood.
And because the 1.3 TCe engine has over 100 g/km CO2 emissions, they’ve decided to let go of this engine as well. So the only one left was the TCe 90, that has 999 cubic cm, 90 HP and 160 Nm. This engine can be equpied with LPG straight from the factory so if you are interested in buying the new Sandero Stepway you will have 2 engine options, that it’s just one: the TCe 90.
In the safety department, the new Dacia Sandero Stepway is equiped with emergency brake system, besides the rest of the systems included on the older model.
In Romania there are 2 trim levels (Essential and Comfort), each one with the TCe 90 or the ECO-G 100 (LPG version), with the option to get a CVT automatic gearbox on the TCe 90 engine.
Here is a walkaround of the model, in the Comfort trim level, with a price of around 13.100 EUR:
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