Dacia has started its brain-teaser attack for the third-generation Sandero hatchback. We apprehend the new archetypal to go on auction in aboriginal 2021, with a new look, an adapted agent ambit and added technology.
Dacia’s brain-teaser angel gives little abroad about the new Sandero’s styling, added than that it will blade the accepted trend of upscaling hatchbacks into crossovers – as approved by Kia with XCeed and Ford with the new Puma.
However, like the accepted car, we apprehend the next-generation Sandero will additionally be accessible with an SUV-inspired Stepway trim-level, which will add capacity such as roof rails, atramentous artificial anatomy cladding and a hardly aloft ride height. The archetypal in Dacia’s orange-backed brain-teaser angel appears to affection these off-road additions.
Previously spied development prototypes action a bigger adumbration of the new Sandero’s design; the all-embracing appearance will be accustomed but apprehend it to be hardly best than its predecessor. The development cars are visibly continued in allegory to the chubby accommodation of the accepted archetypal – suggesting a new, hardly beyond belvedere could be captivation up the bodywork.
Since it was alien in 2002, the Sandero has been based on the aforementioned belvedere as the third-generation Renault Clio – and the underpinnings are starting to appearance their age. In adjustment to accede with accepted assurance and emissions regulations, Dacia could be affected to move the Sandero assimilate the aforementioned CMF-B underpinnings as the latest Clio and Nissan Juke, potentially adopting the amount of the abundantly budget-friendly car in the process.
To accumulate costs down, Dacia is absurd to fit the Sandero with its big-ticket mild-hybrid or constituent amalgam powertrains, afraid instead with the hatchback’s accustomed ambit of small-displacement petrol and agent engines.
As such, Dacia could action its 71bhp artlessly aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol agent at the lower end of the Sandero line-up, abrogation its 128bhp turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol assemblage to absorb the top atom in the hatchback’s line-up.
An upgraded belvedere would additionally beggarly that the new Sandero could accept a appropriate technology boost, but the Clio’s infotainment arrangement and agenda apparatus array are absurd to accomplish the leap, as both may be too big-ticket for the Sandero’s awfully low price-point.
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