Dacia refreshes Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV for 2017MY

Article by Christian A., on October 9, 2016

Dacia’s three signature models -- the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV – have received some major revisions for the 2017 model year. The Dacia Logan has also been refreshed for the new model year in select markets in Europe.

These refurbishments include a wide range of engine selections and transmission as well as new equipment options. Dacia has also refreshed the exterior and interior design of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV – providing them with a new, more modern and more assertive lighting signature.

Moreover, Dacia has now made it possible to equip the Duster with an EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.

Dacia has sold over four million vehicles – mostly in Europe and the Mediterranean region – since it was re-launched in 2004.

The brand managed to set a new sales record for the year ending August 2016, posting a 7.3-percent surge in sales to more than 391,000 units. It also managed to hike its market shares in Europe (+0.1 point or 2.5 percent), in Eurasia (+ 0.1 point or 7.9 percent) and in Maghreb (+ 1.7 point or 17.8 percent).

Exterior Design

For the 2017 model year, the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV are provided with a new lighting signature both on the front and the rear end. Dacia has redesigned the front and rear lights of these models to exude a more contemporary and dynamic appearance.

Its front LED daytime running lights now don a pattern of three stacked rectangles while the lighting signature on the rear features three illuminated squares. The new Sandero and the new Logan MCV, meanwhile, comes with a more modern front bumper design with the air intake grille featuring elegant chrome detailing.

In addition, the carmaker has revised the design of the models’ bumpers on the front and rear to further highlight their muscular stance. On the other hand, the Sandero Stepway is gifted with a new frontal character that takes on the design cues of its Dacia Duster sibling. For instance, the grille of the new Sandero Stepway beautifully blends the black tones of the bumper with chrome detailing.

A chromed exhaust tailpipe defines the rear end of the Sandero Stepway. Also for the 2017 model year, Dacia has update the range of available wheel trims and alloy wheels, although their availability depends on the model and individual markets.

Interior Design

Of course, the upgrades of these new models are not limited to their exterior, but also include the interior. They are now fitted with a new four-spoke steering wheel -- with a central horn push – that elegantly accommodates the Dacia logo.

Higher-end versions of these models come with a steering wheel with durable, exclusive and enjoyable to touch Soft Feel finish. In addition, the air vent surrounds, the center console fascia and the trim strip now feature a modern yet stylish satin-effect chrome finish.

Interestingly, the new Sandero Stepway is specified with chrome-plated interior door releases as well as new upholstery fabrics with textures and patterns conveying an impression of utmost comfort.

Moreover, the new Sandero Stepway is provided with upholstery featuring 3D weave and top-stitching for a better depth sensation. Aside from the improvements, the new Sandero, new Sandero Stepway and new Logan MCV are loaded with an array of driver assistance systems that could make one’s driving experience more practical and easier.

For instance, these models feature Hill Start Assist as standard and are offered with a reversing camera (depending on the version). Their front and rear electric window switches are now located on the door panels. The driver’s window switch features a one-touch function.

Depending on the version, the new Sandero, new Sandero Stepway and new Logan MCV are specified with a retractable armrest integrated into the driver’s seat.

Meanwhile, the already spacious interior has been rendered more practical as Dacia moved to install a number of stowage spaces like a front mobile phone cubby hole and a tray on the side of the console, as well as a new bottle holder at the rear of the center console. Rear passengers now have access to a 12-volt power socket for recharging their devices.

Powertrain

Even as the most affordable SUV out in the market, the Dacia boasts of offering seven powertrain options. New for 2017 is the three-cylinder, 1.0-liter SCe 75 engine that delivers 75 hp of output.

Already Euro 6-compliant, this SCe 75 engine is efficient enough to boast of up to 10 percent drop in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. This engine is mated to an Easy-R automated manual gearbox, to which the other three petrol engines -- TCe 90 engine with Stop&Start (S&S), TCe 90 with S&S LPG and TCe 90 with S&S.

Two diesel engines are available -- dCi 75 S&S and dCi 90 S&S – both of which could be mated to either Easy-R automated manual transmission or a manual gearbox.

Press Release

DACIA: INTRODUCING THE NEW SANDERO, SANDERO STEPWAY AND LOGAN MCV

Dacia has refreshed the design of its three signature models: the Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Logan MCV and, in certain European markets, Logan. 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 for an even more enjoyable drive.

New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV… always more

Dacia has refreshed the exterior and interior design of its three signature models, namely the Logan MCV, the Sandero and the Sandero Stepway. These enhancements embody Dacia‘s new, more assertive and even more modern lighting signature.

Exterior styling: even more modern and attractive

Dacia design is on the move. The models display a new lighting signature front and rear[1] for an even more dynamic, contemporary look. The design of the front and rear lights has been revised. The front LED daytime running lights feature a pattern of three stacked rectangles. The rear lighting signature is based on three illuminated squares.

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[2] has been reworked to emphasise the models’ muscular stance.

These design enhancements are shown to particularly powerful effect on the new Sandero Stepway. This model has a new frontal identity which picks up on the design cues of the Duster. The grille elegantly combines the black tones of the bumper with chrome detailing which brings an even more dynamic touch to the vehicle’s nose. At the rear, a chromed exhaust tailpipe highlights the car’s tough, ready-for-action character.

Last but not least, the brand’s range of wheel trims and alloy wheels has been updated (depending on individual markets and models).

Status-enhancing interior

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 proudly displays the Dacia logo. The steering wheel on high-end versions stands out through its exclusive 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 that convey both a fresher feel and an impression of comfort. The upholstery of new Sandero Stepway features a 3D weave for a greater sensation of depth, enhanced by top-stitching.

Even more extensively equipped but still at an affordable price

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).

The cabin is as spacious as ever and even more practical thanks numerous stowage spaces, including a front mobile phone cubby hole and a tray on the side of the console to accommodate small items. The new centre console design incorporates a bottle holder at the rear. Also new is a 12-volt power socket which allows rear passengers to charge mobile devices.

A new engine, the SCe 75

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[3] .

Dacia offers a broad range of engine-transmission combinations:

Petrol: SCe 75 / TCe 90 with Stop&Start (S&S) / TCe 90 S&S LPG / TCe 90 S&S mated to Easy-R automated manual transmission.
Diesel: dCi 75 S&S / dCi 90 S&S with either a manual gearbox or Easy-R automated manual transmission.

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