In September, Dacia will start selling the Sandero Stepway – the first crossover in the brand’s history unveiled in Barcelona, on Thursday – on the majority of European markets. In some countries, orders will be taken beginning with the end of June, Mediafax informs.
The date when the model is expected in Romania is still to be announced. ‘According to the market where it will be sold, Dacia Sandero Stepway is equipped either with a 1.6 L 90 HP petrol engine or with a dCi 70 HP diesel engine. Dacia Sandero Stepway is manufactured by the Mioveni plant. Over five per cent of the plastic materials used on the model are recycled and 95 per cent of the total vehicle mass is recyclable upon the end of the life span,’ reads a Dacia press release.
The 70 HP diesel engine version emits 140 g CO2/Km, benefiting from the Dacia eco2 signature. Like any other Dacia sold in Europe, Dacia Sandero Stepway will have a three-year warranty for no more than 100,000 Km on the clock. The Sandero Stepway measures 4.02 M in length, 1.99 M in width and has a ground clearance of 17 cm. The model is slightly elevated compared to Sandero and its front, rear and side bumpers have been amended. The new model is available in three metallic colour options: Gris Platine, Gris Comete and Rosu de Foc (Fire Red). Dacia has recently announced an increase in production on June 15 from 1,200 units to 1,340 units per day, in order to meet the growing export and local demand. Last year, Automobile Dacia manufactured 242,415 vehicles, 8.8 per cent more than in 2007.