Sandero Stepway is the updated version of Dacia’s compact hatchback launched in June 2008. In certain countries, order can be submitted as of end of June 2009.

The new Sandero Stepway comes with a 1.6 liters and 90HP petrol engine or dCi 70 diesel power.

Dacia Sandero Steepway will be engineered at its production facility in Mioveni. More than five per cent of the plastics it contains are sourced from recycling and the car is 95 per cent end-of-life recoverable. This, combined with Dacia Sandero Stepway dCi 70’s CO2 emissions rating of just 140g/km make it eligible for the Dacia eco2 signature.

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Its ground clearance has been raised by 20 mm compared to Sandero hatchback and its black and body-colored bumpers which house the satin-finish chrome front and rear skid-plates, foglamps and longitudinal roofbars ensures that Dacia Sandero Stepway is a vehicle adjusted to any type of roads.

Three metallic body colors are available as standard: Platine Grey, Comete Grey and Feu Red.

Dacia Sandero Stepway’s safety equipment includes Bosch 8.1 ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA), plus driver and front passenger airbags.

Dacia Sandero Stepway is the European version of Renault Sandero Stepway, one of Renault’s most recent addition to its lineup in Brazil assembled at its Curitiba (Brasil) facility.

More than 80 per cent of the parts developed especially for Dacia Sandero Stepway (like the roofbars and front and rear bumpers) are shared by the South American version.

Renault Sandero Stepway is marketed in Brazil and Argentina where more than 2,700 units have already been sold.

Dacia sold over 60,000 Sandero units in European markets and Maghreb.