New Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi Now Available
The 1.5 dCi engine used on the Dacia Sandero is a second-generation common rail direct injection system, providing CO2 emission rates of 130g/km for the 70 horsepower versions and 120g/km for the 85 horsepower unit.
Sandero 1.5 dCi comes in the same four trim levels we are already used to from the Romanian manufacturer: Ambiance, Preference, Laureate and Prestige. All of them are subject to the National Car Fleet Renewal Program through which customers who turn in their old vehicle when buying a Sandero will receive a 890 euro voucher.
The Ambiance version starts at 8,950 euros and it includes as standard the ABS and EBA systems, driver airbag, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and radio pre-equipment. The Preference is available at 9,650 euro and brings, in addition to the equipment of the previous version, a front passenger airbag, power steering, central locking and front electric windows.
The two top versions (10,550 euros for the Laureate and 11,500 for the Prestige) feature air conditioning, body-colored side protective mouldings, 5-function trip computer (Laureate) and aluminium wheel rims, leather steering wheel, beige upholstery and interior, rear electric windows and MP3 CD radio.
With this diesel version, Sandero taps into the diesel market segment, one in which its predecessor, Dacia Logan, performed well. And since the both of them are the crisis driven economy's favorites, there is reason for the manufacturer not to hope for a good performance in terms of sales of the new Sandero.