2013 Dacia Sandero
Romanian car maker Dacia today unveiled the new version of its Sandero compact car ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut. The profile of the car has remained the same, but it gets a nice new face. It is an economy car after all.
The all-new Sandero replaces hugely successful current model after just four years. Crucially, it’s engineered for right-hand-drive production in Romania this time – meaning it will come to the UK to jointly tempt buyers with the Duster SUV in January 2013. Details, specs and pricing are all yet to be revealed, but almost certainly the car retains specs of the current model with fuel efficient engines, and different trim levels. The base model as always will get not much in terms of equipments.
The car is set to arrive in Dacia Retailers in January 2013 with what Dacia promises to be a shockingly affordable price tag!
Dacia press release:
The new Sandero from Europe’s fastest-growing automotive brand since 2004 will join the Duster SUV to launch a two-pronged assault on the UK car market with an unbeatable combination of equipment, price and space.
Thankfully, for those champing at the bit to find out more about the new Dacia baby before it reaches the UK, they won’t be kept in the dark for too long. That’s because its tempting prices and specifications will be announced, together with the opening of UK ordering, in the not too distant future. Until then, let’s just say Dacia has already scared the competition with its Duster SUV. Sandero is likely to cause just as much consternation in the corridors of power at rival car manufacturers.
Dacia’s new exterior style
Together with the brand new Logan saloon which will also be unveiled in Paris next week, the second-generation Sandero showcases a more modern, purposeful and upmarket look. One of the main qualities behind the brand’s new styling identity is to give a sense of quality and strength.
At the front, harmonious lines are shared by both new models and highlight the Dacia logo which sits boldly in the grille. The front end’s look is made even more expressive through the wide headlights and grille.
Seen in profile, the balanced proportions of the body panels compared with the glazed surfaces reinforce the impression of robustness suggested by the sculpted waistline, more prominent wheelarches and indented flanks which are hallmarks of the entire Dacia range.
More attractive interior styling
Both new models inaugurate the new dark charcoal or two-tone well-equipped, modern dashboard (depending on model and version) which features chrome instrument surrounds and more functional and modern controls.
The air vent surrounds, logo on the steering wheel and gear lever knob are all picked out in chrome (depending on equipment level), while the lower edge of the central fascia features a coloured trim (depending on finish) that co-ordinates with the door pulls and decorative steering wheel insert.
Meanwhile, special attention has been paid to ensuring an immediate impression of quality, which is reinforced by the improved interior materials and overall enhanced fit-and-finish.
More information on the all-new Dacia Sandero supermini will be released a little closer to its UK launch in January 2013.
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