The Romanian carmaker Renault will be coming out with a Sandero Stepway, a model that will join the cheaper Dacia Logan and Sandero in the Dacia-Renault product line, and which will be shown in two simultaneous shows, one at the Barcelona Motor Show and the other in Paris at the L'Atelier Renault showroom.
The Dacia Sandero Stepway will be the European version of the Renault Sandero Stepway which is currently in the markets of Brazil and produced by Renault in its Curitiba plant. Both versions share about 80 percent of parts, together with roofbars and bumpers both at the front and rear.
The Dacia version will be reaching dealerships in Europe by September this year and can be ordered by July. Depending on the market, there will be two powerplant arrangement that will be offered: a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 90hp and a dCI 70 diesel unit. The fuel efficiency of the Dacia Stepway is rated at 7.6 liters per 100km (30.9mpg) for the gasoline variant and 5.3 liters per 100km (44.3mpg) for the diesel variant.
The Dacia Stepway, patterned after the Ambience version, will come with three standard color options: Cosmete Grey, Mercury Grey and Ruby Red.
Included in the standard equipment are Bosch 8.1 ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA) together with airbags for both driver and passenger at the front, exterior mirrors in Chrome, chrome grill trim, 16 inch aluminum alloys, exhaust tailpipe in chrome and headlight masks in black. All models will come with a three year or 100,000 km warranty, or whichever comes first.