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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Dacia Sandero revealed in official photographs

New 2021 Dacia Sandero revealed in official photographs


These are the first photographs of the third-generation Dacia Sandero. The all-new mannequin will make its debut later this month, earlier than occurring sale early subsequent 12 months – and Dacia is promising improved ranges of kit, whereas retaining the identical requirements of simplicity and reliability.

Dacia hasn’t launched way more data on the specification of the brand new Sandero – and the corporate’s teaser photographs give little away concerning the tools every automotive will obtain. Up to now, all we all know for sure is that the Sandero line-up will obtain an up to date styling.

Dacia has taken an evolutionary strategy to the brand new Sandero’s design; the automotive’s total form is acquainted, with the identical easy strains and excessive roofline, however its proportions look visibly stretched compared to the present mannequin – suggesting a brand new, barely bigger platform might be holding up the bodywork.

These photographs provide affirmation that the corporate’s SUV impressed Stepway trim-level will probably be obtainable on the next-generation mannequin – and, like its predecessor, it’ll characteristic roof rails, black plastic physique cladding and a barely raised ride-height.

Because it was launched in 2002, the Sandero has been primarily based on the identical platform because the third-generation Renault Clio – and the underpinnings are beginning to present their age. So, to be able to adjust to present security and emissions rules, Dacia appears set to maneuver the Sandero onto the identical CMF-B underpinnings as the newest Clio and Nissan Juke, probably elevating the value of the famously budget-friendly automotive within the course of.

To maintain prices as little as potential, Dacia is unlikely to suit the Sandero with the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s costly mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains, sticking as a substitute with the hatchback’s acquainted vary of small-displacement petrol and diesel engines.

As such, mother or father firm Renault might present the Clio’s entry-level engines to be used within the Mk3 Sandero. Choices might embody a 71bhp naturally aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine for the decrease finish of the Sandero line-up, with 128bhp turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol unit occupying the highest spot within the hatchback’s line-up.

An upgraded platform would additionally imply that the brand new Sandero might obtain an honest expertise increase, however it stays to be seen whether or not Clio’s infotainment system and digital instrument cluster will make the leap, as each could also be too costly for the Sandero’s notoriously low price-point.

Lastly, lurking at the back of these official photographs, is the next-generation Dacia Logan. It’ll be primarily based on the identical underpinnings because the Sandero and have the identical up to date styling language and expertise. Whether or not the brand new mannequin will probably be provided within the UK as a saloon is but to be confirmed.

Click on right here to learn our in-depth evaluate of the present Dacia Sandero…

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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Dacia Sandero revealed in official photographs
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