A few years ago the news about the alliance between French Renault and Romanian national car producer Dacia was received with much suspicion. But today, even the most rigid automotive experts are commenting that all suspicions were without any vision.
In the beginning of the cooperation, the excellent combination of the western (Renault) technology and the low cost man power from Romania show that success will be guaranteed. The first vehicles rolled out of the assembly line helped the Romanian car owners to replace a few decades old vehicles with a new model. Soon the cars with a Dacia sign on them find their way from the home country to the markets of the East Europe. The consumers from the east Europe and Balkan countries, hungry for the new cars, but with short pockets were the first owners of the new Dacia cars.
And then Dacia strikes the very hart of Europe. Anew Dacia Logan with a price of 7.000 euro soon becomes the bestseller. The European car producers were in shock and Renault/Dacia executives and stock holders were celebrating the success.
The blitzkrieg on the European auto market was continued with Dacia Sandero. The new model Dacia Sandero was nothing more than hatchback version of Dacia Logan, but the modern design and few other changes was just the cherry on the top. The sales of Dacia continued to grow.
The newest model which is rolling out of the Mioveni factory in Pitesti is Dacia Sandero Stepway. Dacia Sandero Stepway is the name for the European model which is produced in Brazil under the Renault logo.
Dacia Sandero Stepway is 402.4 cm long, 199.7 cm in width and 158.2 cm in height. The new Stepway have a space for five passengers and 320 litters of trunk space.
The ground clearance is 20 mm higher than Dacia Sandero making 175 mm. The new owner of Stepway crossover will have to choose only three metallic colours: Platin Gray, Gray Comet and Red Fire. Besides the colours he design will be improved with 15 inch aluminium rims, chrome exhaust tailpipe, black headlights mask and chrome grille trim.
Engines: Gas engine – 1.6 litres, 90 HP with a mixed consumption of 7.6 liters/100 km. Diesel option has an 1.5 dCi engine with 70 HP with a mixed consumption of 5.3 liters/100 km. The total CO2 emissions in the case of diesel are not exceeding 140 g/km which will place Stepway in the Euro 2 eco standards.
The price of the new Dacia Sandero Stepway will be 9200 euro for the model with a petrol engine and 10400 euro for the model with a diesel price.
Warranty: 3 years or 100.000 kilometres.