An aesthetically tweaked Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV are available now

The refreshed Dacia Sandero range is on sale now. Prices start from £5995, meaning the model retains its title of Britain's most affordable new car.

Design

That figure buys the regular Sandero model, which sports new headlight clusters with LED daytime running lights, a restyled front bumper and a new, more prominent grille. There are new tail-lights at the back, while different materials and more practical storage areas have been introduced inside.

These changes have also been applied to the more rugged Sandero Stepway and the estate-bodied Logan MCV. These models are priced from £8795 and £6995 respectively.

Engines and gearboxes

A new 74bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine has been added to the range, with Dacia claiming it will be the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engine on offer.

The current car's 89bhp turbocharged three-cylinder engine is retained, as is the option of an automated manual transmission.

Trim and specs

Three trim levels are offered: Access Ambiance and Lauréate. The Sandero and Logan MCV can be specced in all trims, whereas the Sandero Stepway is offered in just Ambiance or Lauréate form.

Access comes as standard with electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assis and emergency brake assist. The car sits on 15in steel wheels with hubcaps.

Above Access is Ambiance, which adds air conditioning, electric front windows, AUX and USB ports, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and remote central locking. An optional Height Adjustment Pack can be added for £50, which brings adjustability to the driver’s seat, steering wheel and front seatbelt height.

At the top of the range is Lauréate trim. This adds a satellite navigation system housed within a 7.0in touchscreen and rear parking sensors. A reversing camera and hill start assist can also be optioned.

Our Verdict

Dacia Sandero

The Sandero represents basic motoring done well, for those who really want it

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30 September 2016
... Curious the way the application of an innocuous bit of matt black on the C pillar can just pull the whole care together:
The Logan has lost it's disjointed rump-heavy look and been freshened up to become, to these jaded eyes at least, quite handsome.

The Sandero, well didn't need much fettling really, it was always a pleasing - if inoffensive or 'grey' - design.

And t0 those who bemoan "It's a Clio under the skin": Who cares! It's a cracking little car and totally deserving of it's sales success.

Take no notice... I'm only here for the biscuits

7 December 2016
:-)

7 December 2016
Still half the price of its automotive look alike and equivalent Volkswagen Polo and most probably twice as much reliable and cheap to run and own.

7 December 2016
Would like it if they made a small liftback in the style of the Supernova / Solenza, but with Logan styling. A competitor to the Skoda Rapid / SEAT Toledo.

7 December 2016
Still cracking value three body styles and a rip roaring success, great stuff,keep it up.

8 December 2016
up to I saw the paycheck which had said $8845 , I have faith that my friends brother woz like actualy erning money part-time on their apple labtop. . there aunt had bean doing this 4 only 7 months and resently took care of the morgage on there mini mansion and bought themselves a Lancia . view it now....

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