Dacia said that it will be releasing special edition versions of its Summit range on March 7, during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. This includes not only the Duster and Sandero Stepway but even the Logan MCV Stepway.
Using the highest equipment level, Dacia is confident that this special edition will stand out from the crowd especially with the offer of two exclusive colors for the exterior. These are Nordic Grey or Magma Orange, though the latter is only for the Sandero Stepway.
Specifically for the Stepway lineup, complementing the new colors will be the Grey Flex 16-inch wheels. Meanwhile the Duster will be fitted with the alloy 16-inch black diamond-cut Cyclades wheels.
The interior is just as exceptional given the use of dual-material upholstery. Due to the Burnt Orange piping plus the top-stitching, it is easy enough to recognize the seats. Helping as well is the “Stepway” word that has been embroidered in the same color to the seats’ fabric. Even the carpets have the same Burnt Orange top-stitching finish. This same detailing in Burnt Orange can also be seen on the cover of the center console and even the surrounds of the air vent.
Since the special edition is mainly based on the Lauréate trim, it includes a number of features like air conditioning, cruise control that has a speed limited, DAB radio, multi-media Media Nav Evolution system, and rear parking sensors. For the Duster version, it will include as well protective side mouldings and arch guards.
Powering the Summit special edition will be the same engines that are fitted inside the Duster and the Stepway. Dacia disclosed that pricing for the special edition will be revealed near the sale date, which is slated sometime in the spring of 2017. However given that there are special edition versions, they may come slightly higher compared to what the top-spec models are fetching.
Duster Laureate for example comes in at £13,995, while the Sandero Stepway Laureate is priced at £9,995. Meanwhile with the Dacia Logan MCV Stepway expected to be more expensive against the standard Logan MCV by as much as £1,000, then it is likely that the Summit version will be priced above £11,000.
The Logan MCV Stepway is the latest entry to the Dacia range following the Sandero, the Sandero Stepway, the Duster and the Logan MCV. One big change is that compared to the Logan MCV, the ground clearance of the Logan MCV Stepway has been increased by 50 mm to 174 mm, making ingress easier.
In addition, by making the driving position higher, visibility is enhanced. Further, space on the inside is excellent as there are now five proper seats. Capacity is also exceptional with the boot having a total space of 573 liters, the largest in the auto market.