One of the best sold brands in Europe and one with the most fantastic growth in the last decade is Dacia. To further increase its sales and consolidate its position, Dacia launched the facelift of the models he grew with: the Logan and the Sandero. Both were unveiled during this year Paris Motor Show.
A wide range of engine options (including the new SCe 75) is also available, along with a choice of transmissions and new affordable equipment options. Meanwhile, the Duster can be equipped for the first time with EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.
The new Logan MCV and the new Sandero all share a more modern front bumper design, along with chrome detailing for the air intake grille. Meanwhile, the design of the front and rear bumpers has been reworked.
The new Sandero Stepway has a new frontal identity which picks up on the design cues of the Duster. The grille combines the black tones of the bumper with chrome detailing. At the rear, a chromed exhaust tailpipe highlights the car’s tough.
The cabins of the new models have been upgraded, too, including a more elegant and more contemporary satin-effect chrome finish for the air vent surrounds, trim strip and centre console fascia.
The new four-spoke steering wheel has the horn push in the centre and displays the Dacia logo. The steering wheel on high-end versions stands out through its Soft Feel finish that is both durable and pleasant to the touch.
On the new Sandero Stepway, the interior door releases are now chrome plated. Models across the range come with new upholstery fabrics with textures and patterns. The upholstery of new Sandero Stepway features a 3D weave, enhanced by top-stitching.
The new Logan MCV, new Sandero and new Sandero Stepway feature new driver aids designed to make driving even easier and more practical. A reversing camera (depending on version) and Hill Start Assist simplify manoeuvring and, in response to customer feedback, Dacia has relocated the front and rear electric window switches to the door panels. For the driver, the window switch has a handy one-touch function, while comfort is further enhanced by a retractable armrest incorporated into the driver’s seat (depending on version).
Seven different powertrains are available from launch, including the new, Euro 6-compliant SCe 75. This 75-horsepower, three-cylinder, 1.0-litre unit has benefited from Renault’s expertise. The result is a CO2 emissions and fuel consumption saving of almost 10 per cent, compared to the 1.2 it replaces.