Dacia presented today at the Auto Show in Barcelona the first Romanian crossover, based on the Sandero hatchback. The new Dacia Sandero Stepway is just the European model with the same name sold under the logo of Renault in Brazil.
The Sandero Stepway by Dacia offers generous dimensions, measuring 4024 mm in length, 1997 mm in width and 1582 mm in height. This dimensions recommend the new Sandero Stepway as a large vehicle capable of providing enough space for five passengers and their luggage (the trunk has 320 liters). Also in the dimensions chapter we should mention that the Dacia Stepway was raised approximately 20 mm, making the Romanian model to have a ground clearance of 175 mm.
At the aesthetic level Dacia Stepway didn’t improve much, the crossover borrowed all the details from his smaller brother, Sandero.
The new Romanian crossover will appear in three metallic colors: Platin Gray, Gray Comet and Red Fire. The design will be improved with 15 inch aluminum rims, black headlights mask, chrome exhaust tailpipe and chrome grille trim.
Under the hood of the Dacia Stepway you will find a gas engine or a diesel engine. The gas engine has 1.6 liter an 90 HP with a mixed consumption of 7.6 liters/100 km.
The diesel option has an 1.5 dCi engine with 70 HP with a mixed consumption of 5.3 liters/100 km. In addition, the total CO2 emissions in the case of diesel, are not exceeding 140 g/km, which means that the model is an Dacia eco2 version.
Dacia Sandero Stepway will have an accessible price to comply to the philosophy of the Romanian car manufacturer. The official launch date is set for September 2009.