Romanian car manufacturer, Dacia, a subsidiary of the Renault group, has broadened its range with the release of the five-door hatchback, Sandero. With ample cabin space, high load capacity and robust build, the Dacia Sandero will be available in most European markets from June 2008.
The Sandero is a modern hatchback with attractive looks that brings out its dynamism and robustness. Expressive headlamps in the front accentuate its beauty and the rear styling bolsters the sense of a proportioned, spacious and well-built vehicle. Its interiors also will appeal to its customers. (View the Dacia Sandero video)
The Dacia Sandero is available with three dashboard trims and coordinated upholsteries. Special attention has been paid to develop a practical driving environment, with easy-to read instruments and controls.
It is built on the same B0 platform as the Logan. Like the Dacia's other models, Sandero also has a high ground clearance (155mm), enabling it to take all types of road in its stride, and thus marking its versatility.
The new car has an under-body protection, which cushions its unsealed surfaces with ease. The entry-level version does not have a power steering thereby keeping its price at a reasonable level. Some versions have the option of a height and lumbar adjustable driver's seat so that the ideal driving position can be found.
Keeping in mind, the usage of the car in a variety of countries and climates, careful attention has been paid to thermal comfort. The duct layout is in manner that adjusts to a rapid rise in temperature on ignition, along with extreme heat or cold.
The Sandero is available with a choice of two petrol engines (1.4l 75hp and 1.6l 90hp) and two diesel engines (1.5 dCi 70hp and 1.5 dCi 85hp).
Sandero's has positioned itself in the small car market. However, its generous interior and exterior dimensions also make it a competitor for the next higher market. Add to this its boot capacity of 320 litres, and you have a winner!
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