Auto Express said that Dacia has added two new engines to the Sandero Stepway line-up. A slightly more rugged crossover version of the Sandero supermini، the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross، the Hyundai ix20 rival gains a 1.0-litre، naturally-aspirated، three-cylinder petrol engine and a 94bhp Blue dCi diesel.
Auto Express noted that available now، the SCe 75 petrol model offers 74bhp and 95Nm of torque. It takes 16.7 seconds to cover the 0-62mph ‘sprint’، and tops out at 97mph. It’s only available in Essential trim، with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive، with prices starting at £8،995.
It’s reasonably frugal، managing economy figures of between 43.5mpg and 45.6mpg under the WLTP regime، whilst emissions ratings of 124gkm of CO2 mean the Sandero Stepway SCe 75’s first road tax payment will cost £165.
Essential trim models feature air-conditioning، electric front windows، DAB radio، Bluetooth connectivity، body coloured bumpers and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Also now available for the Sandero Stepway is Dacia’s Blue dCi 95 turbo diesel، with 94bhp and 220Nm of torque. Prices start from £11،595 for the base-model Essential trim and climb to £12،595 for the range-topping Comfort trim.
Comfort-spec models add a 7-inch touchscreen with sat-nav، Apple CarPlay and Android Auto، rear parking sensors، cruise control، electric rear windows and electrically operated، heated door mirrors.
The new dCi 95 diesel is also only available with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. It will accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 111mph. Fuel economy is between 58.8mpg and 62.7mpg، while emissions stand at 103gkm of CO2. Initial road licensing، therefore، will only cost £145.