Renault-owned Dacia unveiled the all-new 2013 Sandero five-door hatchback at the Paris Motor Show. It is based on the recently-unveiled Logan sedan.
Visually, the new Sandero gets a more premium-looking body that puts it closer in appearance to other members of the Dacia lineup. Like the Logan, it is available with alloy wheels and metallic paint, an indication that Renault is trying to move the low-cost hatchback up a notch on the market.
As has always been the case, the Sandero's interior is nearly identical to that of the Logan. It features round air vents and a three-spoke steering wheel, two features that are inspired by the outgoing model. The Sandero will be offered with Dacia's LG-developed Media Nav infotainment system.
Technical details were not released but the old Sandero's engines will likely be carried over to the new model. Expect Renault's archaic 1.6-liter gasoline-burning four-banger to equip entry-level models and the time-tested 1.5-liter dCi to power mid-range model. A downsized 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mill will be offered starting next year.
The 2013 Dacia Sandero will make its public debut across Europe early next. Pricing information will be revealed closer to the car's on-sale date.
Live images by Ronan Glon.