Dacia has revealed a raft of updates to the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV ranges at the 2016 Paris Motor Show including styling upgrades and a new engine - the SCe 75.
In order to refresh the exterior design of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV Dacia has introduced a new front lighting signature at the front of all three models based on a pattern of three stacked rectangles and include LED daytime running lights. Sandero and Sandero Stepway models also feature a new rear lighting signature, based on three illuminated squares.
The updated Logan MCV and Sandero also share a new, more modern, front bumper design along with new chrome trim added to the grille. The Sandero’s rear bumper has also been revised to emphasis this more modern look.
The Sandero Stepway in particular benefits from these changes, picking up on the design cues recently introduced on the revised Dacia Duster. Chrome detailing on the front grille provides a more dynamic look while at the rear a new chromed exhaust pipe shows the Sandero Stepway is ready for action.
Finally, each model also receives updates to the wheel trim and alloy wheel designs to complete the new look.
In interior hasn’t been forgotten with tweaks being made to the cabins of all three models. The air vent surrounds, trim strip and centre console fascia now all feature a more elegant satin chrome-effect finish while there is a new four-spoke steering wheel which, on higher specification versions, features a new soft-touch finish.
The Sandero Stepway now comes with chrome plated interior door releases while the whole range features new fabrics, textures and patterns for the upholstery fabrics to provide a more modern feel as well as increased comfort.
Several new driver aids now come as standard on the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV. Selected versions come fitted with a reversing camera while all models feature Hills Start Assist to help driving even more simple. In response to customer feedback the electric window switches have been moved onto the doors and selected versions now come with a retractable driver’s armrest.
Practicality has also been improved as part of the update. There are now even more storage spaces in the cabin including a cubby hole specifically designed for mobile phones in the front. There is also now a bottle holder for rear seat passengers who also now get their own 12-volt power socket.
It’s not only the visible areas of the three models that have been improved, Dacia is also introducing a brand new three-cylinder petrol engine. Producing 75hp this non-turbocharged engine offers CO2 and fuel economy improvements of almost 10 percent (subject to final type approval).