Dacia has been rapidly building its reputation for building cheap, no-nonsense cars, which is great if you are after a cheap new car just to get from A to B, but the Romanian brand isn’t really known for its style. This just one of the things addressed in the new model, as well as offering more kit as standard and adding a new 1.0 SCe engine.
Cheapest in the UK
The new models has been treated to new features such as air conditioning and DAB radio on Ambiance trims upwards and the Lauréate trim is now able to offer sat nav and rear parking sensors as standard. Despite this, the Sandero and the Logan MCV are still the cheapest new hatchback and estate cars on the market with respective prices starting from £5,995 and £6,995.
The new Sandero and Logan MCV will welcome the 1.0 litre SCe three-cylinder petrol unit, which is able to offer up to 10% more efficiency whilst offering the same power as the outgoing 1.2 litre four cylinder unit. It will be far from blistering in terms of pace but you can expect up to 54.3mpg (combined) in the Sandero and 52.3 (combined) in the Logan MCV. CO2 emissions come in at 117g/km and 120g/km for Sandero and Logan MCV respectively.
New car, new lighting
As mentioned earlier, Dacia is not exactly the brand to go to for out-and-out style, but the Romanian brand has tried to spice things up a little with new front end design to incorporate the new LED daytime running lights. All three models receive the double optic headlights found in the Duster which sit either side of a new honeycomb grille. It’s still not a design masterpiece, but it does help made the new range look a bit more current.
The new Dacia range is available to order now with prices starting at £5,995 for the Sandero, £6,995 for the Logan MCV and £8,795 for the Sandero Stepway.