Renault has released a teaser image of the next-generation Sandero.
Now in its third generation, the Renault Sandero and Sandero Stepway will be revealed soon.
Interestingly, the vehicle is sold not as a Renault in Europe, but rather as a Dacia and the Romanian brand has become successful for the years. Both the Sandero and Stepway have proven popular in South Africa and offer decent levels of standard equipment and space at a good price.
Now Renault/Dacia is preparing to revealed the new model. Originally built on the Renault platform, the newcomer will move to the modern CMF-B platform which currently underpins the Clio 5 and Captur. Renault/Dacia will have its work cut out for it in an effort to cut costs and keep the list price down, without impacting on quality and features.
In terms of engines, the current Sandero and Stepway is offered with the 0.9-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor and we're expecting this motor to be carried over. That being said, Renault does offer a few powertrains for its Clio 5, and we suspect some of them may make their way into the Sandero. A naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine with 56 kW is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission. There's also the option of a new turbocharged 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine in the mix with 73 kW and 160 Nm.
We've reviewed and tested numerous Renault Sandero and Stepway models over the years and have always been satisfied with what they offer for the price.
We'll keep an eye on this and update as soon as we hear more, as Renault Dacia is also planning to reveal a new Logan alongside the new Sandero and Stepway.