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Dacia Sandero Stepway launched in Romania

Today was launched in Romania the new model from Dacia Sandero -the crossover Stepway. The Stepway version of Sandero will be powered by engine variants: petrol, 1.6MPI and 90 HP at the price of 9200 euros, and diesel 1.5 dCi wit 75 HP at the price of 10.400 euros.

The people that will buy the new Sandero Stepway in the first month since the launch will benefit by the Clima Plus promotion (free air conditioning).

Dacia Sandero Stepway has a warranty of 3 years or 100.000 kilometers. The model is available in three metallic colors: platinum gray, gray comet, and red fire. Dacia Sandero Stepway offers five seats and a trunk with 320 liters volume.

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Dacia Stepway – the first romanian SUV

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.

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New Sandero SUV launched in Brazil

Renault launched in Brazil the new Sandero Stepway, a SUV version of the Dacia Sandero.

Renault calls the Stepway "a variant Urban Sport" of Sandero. The compact SUV of Renault  benefits from the aesthetic elements that recommend it as part of the off road market.

Under the hood of the Sandero Stepway manufactured in Brazil we find a Hi-Flex 1.6 engine with 112 HP, which transmits power through a gear box with 5 speed.

In the European version, meaning the Dacia Sandero Stepway, the model will most likely benefit from a 1.6 engine with 105 HP. From the first pictures of the first SUV that will carry the Dacia logo, we can see the resemblance to the Stepway concept.

In Brazil, the starting price for Stepway Sandero is 18.500 euros, while the high end version costs 19.800 euros.

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Stepway, the next Dacia SUV

Renault presented today on its official site the first photos of the first ever SUV created by Dacia using the architecture of Sandero.

Presented now under the logo of Renault, Stepway – the official name of the model – will be revealed in Paris under the name of Dacia. Renault is calling Stepway¬† “a Variant Urban Sport” for Sandero and will follow it’s production, which in the first phase was introduced in Brazil and only after several months came in Romania. At the launch in the South American market, Renault Stepway will benefit from a single engine, which most certainly will not power the model which will be presented in Romania: Hi-Flex 1.6 with 16v and 112 HP.

Most likely, the engine that will power the future Dacia Stepway will be the one used on the top version of Sandero Prestige: 1.6 with 16v and 105 HP.

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