After unveiling the updated Dacia range at the Paris Motor Show in September, Dacia have recently announced the pricing and specification for the new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV, offering the usual Dacia value for money.
The prices of the models haven’t changed much, with the entry-level Sandero starting at £5,995, Logan MCV starting at £6,995 and the Sandero Stepway at £8,795. However, all models have got a new front end and updated interiors, bringing them in line with the Duster which received a facelift earlier this year. Plus a new and more efficient engine.
Replacing the entry-level 1.2-litre engine in the Sandero and Logan MCV, the introduction of Renault-sourced 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, 74bhp petrol engine to be known as the SCe 75 returns 54.3mpg whilst emitting 117g/km of CO2. Returning the same power as the outgoing 1.2-litre 16V 75 but with efficiency gains of up to 10 per cent.
All three cars benefit from a new distinctive front end which showcases Dacia’s new lighting signature. Featuring double optic front headlights like the Duster and LED daytime running lights now come as standard across the range featuring a pattern of four stacked rectangles. Updates to the front end don’t stop there, as the Sandero Stepway has a brand new grille with a honeycomb design edged in chrome, whilst the Sandero and Logan MCV have a brand new grille with a chrome centre line.
The models bumpers have been reworked to emphasise the cars’ stance, with the Sandero Stepway benefiting from a chrome exhaust tailpipe highlighting its tough persona and ready-for-action character. Paint shades have been extended to include Chestnut which was previously unique to the Ambiance Prime trim level, as well as a brand new Mink shade.
To bring the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV right up to date, their interiors have had an upgrade with new materials, upholstery fabrics and features. A more elegant and contemporary satin-effect chrome finish has been added to air vent surrounds, the centre console fascia and trim strip. Whilst a new four-spoke steering wheel offers improved integration of cruise control and speed limiter buttons on Lauréate versions.
Equipment upgrades mean all three models (except for Access trim) have a DAB radio, and air conditioning is now standard on Ambiance versions and above. For the top-of-the-range Lauréate versions a 7-inch touchscreen MediaNav navigation system with AUX input, USB, radio and Bluetooth connectivity plus rear parking sensors is incorporated as standard.