Dacia Sandero (2013–)

Model History

October 2012

Dacia Sandero starter price confirmed as £5,995

Dacia Sandero Access at £5,995. Specification includes 15” steel wheels, power assisted steering, a 60/40 split folding rear seat and daytime running lights. There’s also pre-wiring for an accessory fit radio and speaker system, which will be available to buy through official Dacia Retailers.

Safety features include ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, ASR traction control, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), driver, passenger and front side airbags and ISOFIX points in both outer rear seats

Available in white only, its chunky five-door bodystyle is complemented by contrasting black bumpers, door mirrors and handles. The inside offers cloth ‘Element’ upholstery, combined with a smart, modern interior.

Luggage space is 320 litres, or 1,200 litres with the rear seats down.

For £600 more, the mid-level Ambiance has a radio CD player with fingertip remote controls, USB and AUX input, Bluetooth, remote central locking, electric front windows, body coloured bumpers and 15” ‘Colorado’ wheel trims. Plusher interior touches include chrome surrounds for the air vents, instrument dials and steering wheel logo.

The top-of-the-range Sandero versions are called Lauréate starting from £7,995. Equipment includes air conditioning, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, cruise control, speed limiter, trip computer and electric rear windows, height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, leather steering wheel and gearknob and an upgraded radio CD player with MP3 CD reader and fingertip remote controls, four speakers and an optional fully-integrated 7-inch touchscreen navigation and multimedia system for just £250. 15” ‘Kalahari’ wheel trims, chrome front grille, front fog lights and body-coloured door handles and door mirrors complete the spec.

Trim level

Engine

CO2 emissions

MPG (combined)

On-the-road price

Access

1.2 16V 75

137

47.9

£5,995

Ambiance

1.2 16V 75

137

47.9

£6,595

0.9 TCe 90

120

54.3

£7,395

1.5 dCi 90

99

74.3

£8.395

Lauréate

1.2 16V 75

137

47.9

£7,995

0.9 TCe 90

120

54.3

£8,795

1.5 dCi 90

99

74.3

£9,795

Choice of three frugal engines. The first, the 1.2 16V 75, one of the Renault Group’s most tried and tested engines, is on offer with every trim level. The even more frugal, yet powerful, TCe 90 and dCi 90, as in the latest Clio, can be had with both Ambiance and Lauréate.

The four-cylinder 1.2 petrol delivers 47.9 mpg on the EC combined cycle withemissions of 137g/km, enough for road tax band E. That means road tax of only £10 per month. The second engine for Dacia’s new supermini is the TCe 90 with the added bonus of Stop&Start. In Sandero, the 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit is capable of 109 mph, with fuel economy of 54.3 mpg and emissions of just 120 g/km. That means just £30 in annual VED.

The dCi 90 delivers 74.3 mpg and sub-100 grams per kilometre emissions. In other words, you don’t owe the taxman a penny when it comes to road fund licence, plus, London drivers will be able to dodge the Congestion Charge.

For customers who really want to push the boat out, especially if it’s their first new car ever, there’s one luxury option that’s sure to catch the eye. Leather upholstery. Yet another option that you’d be hard pressed to have ever imagined appearing on a so-called value brand’s price list just a few years ago. Once more, Dacia makes it more affordable than ever, at just £600, it can be specified on Lauréate.

Two other popular options are likely to be metallic paint at £470 and 15-inch ‘Sahara’ alloy wheels for £425, both available for Ambiance and Laureate. Access are available exclusively in white, with the other two trim levels able to be specified in one of five metallic shades: Cinder Red, Mercury, Pearl Black, Sargasso Blue and Stone.

It even comes with a competitive warranty. 3 years/60,000 miles to be exact. And 3 years/60,000 miles free roadside assistance to boot. If you want even more peace of mind, 5 year/60,000 miles and 7 year/100,000 miles upgrades are available, costing just £395 and £850.

September 2014

Dacia launched Sandero Midnight

Adds more spec to Lauréate version including 15-inch ‘Aquila’ alloy wheels, an exclusive Slate Grey metallic paint finish and gloss black trim on the door mirrors and B-pillar. In the caboin, gloss black trim on the door handles, central console surround and steering wheel whilst the ‘Comfort Pack’ adds electric rear windows and a leather steering wheel.

These are in addition to the standard equipment of the Lauréate, so Sandero Midnight has air conditioning, electric front windows, cruise control, speed limiter, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, a four-speaker radio/CD player and ESC with Traction Control. Optional extrtas include: rear parking sensors, ‘Dark carbon’ leather upholstery and the sensibly priced MediaNav 7-inch touchscreen multimedia and sat-nav system.

Version

VED Band

CO2 (g/km)

Insurance

Price

Sandero Midnight TCe 90

C

116

TBC

£9,354.00

Sandero Midnight dCi 90

A

99

TBC

£10,345.00

March 2015

Laureate Prime special editions launched

These luxuriously appointed models, featuring an exclusive colour scheme, are being introduced to mark 10 years since the Romanian brand re-launched in Europe in 2005, and are available for just £500 more than the existing Lauréate versions. It offers buyers the chance to own a more distinctive, more personalised car while remaining faithful to Dacia’s exceptional ‘shockingly affordable’ value-for-money ethos.

All Lauréate Prime special editions are finished in exclusive Cosmos Blue metallic paint, which pays homage to Dacia’s traditional livery. This is reflected inside each car, with blue fabric inserts on the front and rear seats, blue detailing on the floor mats and blue seat belts.

Other distinguishing exterior features are smart dark metal alloy wheels and dark metal grey door mirror shells. Additional equipment over Lauréate versions includes a front central armrest, electric rear windows, leather steering wheel and the latest MediaNav Evolution multimedia system.

This has been re-designed with a full-colour menu screen and now features Apple’s SIRI voice recognition function, full seven-digit postcode recognition and TMC live traffic information. There have been hardware improvements, and the system allows access to the AHA cloud platform via a free smartphone app. Through the seven-inch multi-media touch-screen users have access to navigation, infotainment and hands-free telephone services; can stream music via Bluetooth or a USB or AUX connection; and can connect to social networks via a smartphone.

Lauréate Prime versions of the Sandero and Logan MCV are available with the 0.9-litre TCe 90 and 1.5-litre dCi 90 engines, while the Duster Lauréate Prime comes with the 1.5-litre dCi 110 engine in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

Version

Price (OTR)

Sandero Lauréate Prime TCe 90

£9,295

Sandero Lauréate Prime dCi 90

£10,295

Logan MCV Lauréate Prime TCe 90

£10,295

Logan MCV Lauréate Prime dCi 90

£11,295

Duster Lauréate Prime dCi 110 4x2

£13,995

Duster Lauréate Prime dCi 110 4x4

£15,995

August 2015

New engines for Dacia Sandero

Model

Power

(hp @ rpm)

Torque

(Nm @ rpm)

0-62mph (sec)

Top speed (mph)

Access 1.2 16V 75

73 @ 5550

107 @ 4250

14.5

101

Ambiance 1.2 16V 75

73 @ 5550

107 @ 4250

14.5

101

Ambiance TCe 90

90 @ 5000

140 @ 2250

11.1

109

Ambiance dCi 90

90 @ 4000

220 @ 1750

11.8

107

Lauréate TCe 90

90 @ 5000

140 @ 2250

11.1

109

Lauréate dCi 90

90 @ 4000

220 @ 1750

11.8

107

Lauréate Prime TCe 90

90 @ 5000

140 @ 2250

11.1

109

Lauréate Prime dCi 90

90 @ 4000

220 @ 1750

11.8

107

December 2016

Prices for 2017 Dacia Sandero announced

Available to order immediately the 2017 Sandero is priced from £5,995. 1.2 16v 75PS 4-cylinder engine replaced with SCe 1.0 75PS three cylinder engine as used in Twingo and Smart, which is 10 per cent more efficient. TCe 90 petrol and dCi 90 diesel engines continue.

2017 Sandero features a new front with new double optic front headlights, as on the Duster, and LED Daytime Running Lights standard across the range. Sharper bumpers front and rear, with more prominent foglights where fitted. New grille with a honeycomb design. New rear lights feature a pattern of four stacked rectangles. Fresh wheel designs and extended range of colours now include a metyallic 'Mink' and 'Chestnut' previously unique to the Ambiance Prime trim level. New upholstery fabrics, textures and patterns convey a fresher feel.

Interior upgrades include a more elegant and more contemporary satin-effect chrome finish for the air vent surrounds, trim strip and centre console fascia, while a new four-spoke steering wheel design has the horn push in the centre instead of on the indicator stalk. New steering wheel offers improved integration of cruise control and speed limiter buttons on Lauréate versions, and an exclusive Soft Feel finish. Front electric window switches have been moved from the centre console to a panel by the door handles. There is the addition of a 12-volt power socket, which allows rear passengers to charge mobile devices, and numerous stowage spaces, including a front mobile phone cubby hole and a tray on the side of the console to accommodate small items. The new centre console design incorporates a bottle holder at the rear.

Standard equipment enhanced with additions of DAB radio on all trim levels above Access. Air conditioning is now standard on Ambiance versions and above. Top-of-the-range Lauréate versions now include MediaNav navigation system, incorporating a 7-inch touchscreen, AUX input, radio and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and rear parking sensors as standard. Reversing camera and Hill Start Assist are available options.

July 2017

Sandero updates introduced

The efficient SCe 75 engine is now offered with Lauréate trim and in response to customer demand, the Height Adjustment Pack becomes standard equipment for Ambiance trim.

The new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine produces the same power as the outgoing 1.2-litre 16V 75, but is up to 10 per cent more efficient.

January 2019

The Dacia Sandero is now available in entry-level Access and new Essential and Comfort trim levels, priced from £6,995. In Essential trim, priced from £7,795, the Sandero features air conditioning, the most affordable new car in the UK with air-con, electric front windows, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, body coloured bumpers and 15-inch ‘Tarkine’ wheels.

Top-of-the-range Comfort trim, available from £8,795, features 15-inch ‘Lassen’ wheel trims, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors and technologies on the inside such as touchscreen MediaNav satellite navigation system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, rear parking sensors, cruise control and electric rear windows.

Dacia has also added the new generation Blue dCi 95 to the Sandero range. The new diesel engine is available with a five-speed manual transmission across two trim levels, Essential and Comfort, priced from £10,395. The efficient engine has a CO2 output of 98g/km and achieves 58.8 - 62.7 mpg (WLTP), with a power output of 95hp at 3,750 rpm and 220Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.

Version

Drive

Power

(hp @ rpm)

Torque

(Nm @ rpm)

0-62mph (sec)

Top speed (mph)

Access SCe 75

2WD

75 @ 6,300

95 @ 3,500

15.1

98

Essential SCe 75

2WD

75 @ 6,300

95 @ 3,500

15.1

98

Essential TCe 90

2WD

90 @ 5,000

140 @ 2,250

11.1

109

Essential Blue dCi 95

2WD

95 @ 3,750

220 @ 1,750

11.9

111

Comfort SCe 75

2WD

75 @ 6,300

95 @ 3,500

15.1

98

Comfort TCe 90

2WD

90 @ 5,000

140 @ 2,250

11.1

109

Comfort Blue dCi 95

2WD

95 @ 3,750

220 @ 1,750

11.9

111

Version

MPG (WLTP)

CO 2 (g/km)

BIK

(band %)

VED (Year 1)

Ins. group

Price

Access SCe 75

43.5 - 45.6

120

25

£165

3E

£6,995

Essential SCe 75

43.5 - 45.6

120

25

£165

4E

£7,795

Essential TCe 90

42.2 - 45.6

123

25

£165

9E

£8,795

Essential Blue dCi 95

58.8 - 62.7

98

24

£145

13E

£10,395

Comfort SCe 75

43.5 - 45.6

120

25

£165

4E

£8,795

Comfort TCe 90

42.2 - 45.6

123

25

£165

9E

£9,795

Comfort Blue dCi 95

58.8 - 62.7

98

24

£145

13E

£11,395

February 2020

Sandero Bi-Fuel announced

Bi-Fuel (Petrol/LPG) version of Dacia Sandero introduced. 1.0 litre turbocharged engine offers 170Nm torque on LPG and 160Nm on petrol.

Version

MPG

CO 2 (g/km)

BIK

(band %)

VED (Year 1)

Ins. group

OTR

Price

Essential TCe 100 Bi-Fuel

49.6 (Bi-Fuel 39.8)

128 (Bi-Fuel 116)

26

£170

5E

£9,095

Comfort TCe 100 Bi-Fuel

49.6 (Bi-Fuel 39.8)

128 (Bi-Fuel 116)

26

£170

5E

£10,095

June 2020

Dacia is offering a new dual-fuel powertrain option to its UK range, making it the only mainstream manufacturer to offer vehicles that run on LPG (liquid petroleum gas)

LPG versions of the Dacia Duster, Sandero and Logan MCV models are now available, badged TCe 100 Bi-Fuel. All are powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged dual-fuel powertrain and look identical to their petrol and diesel equivalents.

Prices rise from £7995 for a Sandero ( Essential trim) to £9145 for the Sandero Essential Bi-Fuel, while the Duster Essential Bi-Fuel is priced at £13,195 compared to the £12,795 price tag of the Duster Essential petrol version.

A button on the dashboard switches between the petrol and LPG tanks, offering a combined range of up to 620 miles. The steel LPG tank is mounted in place of the spare wheel, meaning boot space is unaffected.

Dacia says that CO2 is reduced and torque is improved in LPG mode. In the Sandero, the smallest model, the new engine shaves nine per cent off of previous emissions. The Duster sees an 11 per cent drop in CO2 emissions, with up to 2.4 tonnes CO2 saving over a four-year period.

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