New Dacia Sandero

27 Sep, 2012 10:54am Richard Ingram

Pictures and details of the Fiesta-rivalling Dacia Sandero, following its Paris Motor Show debut

Dacia hasn’t yet delivered its first Duster 4x4 in the UK, but already the brand is readying the Sandero supermini for here, too.

Renault’s budget sub-brand has been selling the hatchback in Europe for five years now, and has finally announced the UK arrival of the Sandero just as it’s been facelifted.

What’s more, with prices from under £7,000, it will undercut the cheapest Ford Fiesta by around £2,000.

The new Sandero gets a 320-litre boot with 60:40 split-fold rear seats, while a durable cabin and dashboard complete the no-nonsense layout.

Trim levels and spec will ape those on the Duster. This means base cars will make do without alloy wheels, electric mirrors or air-con, although airbags, ABS and power steering will all be fitted as standard.

Mid-spec models get body-coloured bumpers, front foglights and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, while top-spec cars get alloys and a trip computer.

The Sandero is due to go on sale in the UK in January, and will be sold from Renault dealers.