Dacia is now accepting orders for the new generation Sandero in the United Kingdom, which retains the most affordable new car crown, with a sub-£8,000 ($10,700) starting price.
Available in three trim levels, named Access, Essential and Comfort, it is available from £7,995 ($10,695), £8,995 ($12,032) and £11,595 ($15,510) respectively. Reservations via the dedicated online portal start at £99 ($132), and those who order it this way will get three years of free servicing and will also be the first to take deliveries of the car, starting in April 2021.
Standard features include automatic LED headlights with DRLs, 15-inch steel wheels, automatic emergency braking, six airbags, a speed limiter, front electric windows and phone docking station. The Essential adds 15-inch wheel covers, body-colored bumpers, height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, adjustable steering column, manual air-con, remote central locking, cruise control, Media Control, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB. The Comfort comes with 15-inch Flexwheels, body-colored side mirror caps, chrome trim, electric rear windows, 8-inch touchscreen display, reversing camera and rain-sensing wipers.
The engine lineup kicks off with the SCe 65 PS (64 HP / 48 kW) for the Access and Essential. The latter is also available with the TCe 90 PS (89 HP / 66 kW) and the TCe 100 PS (99 HP / 74 kW) bi-fuel, and so is the range-topping Comfort, which is the sole trim level available with an automatic transmission for the TCe 90 powertrain.
The Sandero Stepway is offered with the TCe 90 and TCe 100 bi-fuel engines across the range, with the lesser unit being available with an automatic gearbox in the Comfort and Prestige grades.
Pricing for the Sandero Stepway starts at £10,995 ($14,708) for the Essential, which comes with 16-inch Flexwheels, LED headlights, front fog lamps, black roof bars and tinted rear windows. It also features a height-adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, adjustable steering column, Media Control system, dusk-sensing headlights, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and E-Call.
The Comfort trim can be had from £12,595 ($16,848) and adds modular roof bars, chrome exterior trim, keyless entry, automatic headlamps and wipers, electric adjustable side mirrors with the caps finished in the same color as the rest of the car, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-inch infotainment system with smartphone integration and reversing camera.
The new Sandero Stepway range is topped by the Prestige, which comes from £13,395 ($17,918) with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic parking brake, heated front seats, automatic climate control, front parking sensors and blind spot warning.