Dacia Sandero Stepway

27 Sep, 2012 2:34pm Chris Ebbs

Dacia has revealed a rugged-looking Sandero Stepway at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Renault’s budget brand, Dacia, has revealed an off-road version of its Sandero supermini at the Paris Motor Show, called the Stepway

The Stepway gets a raised ground clearance, around 40mm higher, along with some added plastic cladding. It also gets front and rear skid plates, fog lights, two-tone bumper, pronounced wheel arches, 16-inch alloys and lengthwise roof bars.

It is set to come with Renault’s new TCe 90 and dCi 90 engines, which were also unveiled at the show. The three-cylinder petrol engine is capable of achieving 53.3mpg and emits just 120g/km.

Meanwhile the dCi 90 will manage 68.9mpg, with emissions rated at 105g/km.

Things are a little more up-market than the Duster model, with higher specification models getting creature comforts like media satellite navigation with a seven-inch touchscreen as well as an upgraded stereo system with Bluetooth technology and USB input.

Also available is a cruise control system, new to the Dacia range, along with a speed limiter and front and rear parking sensors.

The Stepway model will come to UK in April, with prices starting at around £8,000 – a premium of £1,200 over the standard Sandero.