The new Logan and the Sandero are not the only Dacia premieres from the 2012 Paris Motor Show, as the Romanian manufacturer now owned by Renault also unveiled today the all-new Sandero Stepway. For those who don’t know, the Stepway is an off-road version of the Sandero and the driver sits 40 mm above the ground in order to be sure it will reach its destination.
Moreover, the new Sandero Stepway comes with a new plastic bodykit consisting of a new front bumper, new side sills, new design for the fenders, a new rear bumper and a new set of 16-inch wheels. In addition, the car offers a multimedia system, cruise control and air conditioning.
Under the hood, we find the three-cylinder 899 cc TCe 90 engine delivering 90 hp and 135 Nm of torque. This engine promises a fuel consumption of just 52.3 mpg and only 125 g/km CO2 emissions. A dCi 90 1.5-liter diesel engine is also available with 90 hp and 200 Nm of torque. This engine has a fuel consumption of 68.9 mpg and emits only 105 g/km CO2.
The multimedia solution of Dacia Plug&Radio is available in Sandero, New Logan and Sandero Stepway. Plug&Radio has an MP3-compatible and a wide-screen CD player. It also has a fascia jack and USB sockets, Bluetooth technology and steering wheel-mounted controls. The Bluetooth technology aids drivers in making hands-free calls. The Bluetooth technology offers in sync contacts book and call history. Audio streaming through the vehicle's speakers make the passengers enjoy their favorite tunes.
MEDIA NAV multimedia system
Subsequently introduced on Dacia Dokker and Lodgy, MEDIA NAV is present on all three latest models. The accessible system, tailored flawlessly in the central fascia, includes audio streaming, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, in-car navigation and a radio. All these systems are controlled through a 7-inch (18-cm) touch screen. Via the Menu page, navigating the system is easy and simple. Passengers can plug in their devices through USB and jack sockets and play them through on-screen touch controls or steering wheel buttons. The sockets are attached on the central fascia for better access and efficiency.
The 2D and (3D) "Birdview" graphics are featured in instinctive touch screen.
Buyers can update and increase the content of the mapping through the Naviextra website and the USB socket.
Speed limiter/cruise control and rear parking sensors
A cruise control system is one of the new features of the Dacia range. It will be available on Sandero and New Logan (depending on the version) together with the speed regulator. As of now, rear parking sensors are available dependent on trim level.