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Dacia Enhances Entire Range For 2017

Dacia's new styling, fresh interiors, superior equipment and new engine keep its cars competitive in the new year.

Dacia range overview for 2017

The Dacia Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Logan MCV and Duster incorporate a range of enhancements for 2017. The Sandero is a  supermini, the Logan MCV a small estate and the Duster a sports-utility vehicle that – in certain forms – has all-wheel-drive. The Sandero Stepway is based on the Sandero but has a more rugged look.

Exterior enhancements

The New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV have a “more assertive” and “modern” lighting signature, the manufacturer explained. The front, LED daytime, running light pattern is based on 3 stacked rectangles and the rear lights incorporate 3 illuminated squares. The Logan MCV has the new front lighting only.

The 2017 Sandero and Logan MCV have new front bumpers and chrome colouring enhances the air intakes. The Stepway, in contrast, inherits styling cues from the Duster. The grille blends black from the bumper with chrome, for example, and a chrome exhaust pipe highlights its “tough ready for action character”, Dacia suggested. 

Cabin enhancements

The Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV have revised interiors too. Highlights include the satin-effect chromed air vent surrounds, trim, and centre console fascia. Furthermore, the new 4-spoke steering wheel has its horn button in the centre alongside the brand logo. The wheel on high-end variants has a softened feel.

There is also a choice of new interior fabrics and patterns that “convey both a fresher feel and impression of comfort”, Dacia argued. The Sandero Stepway has a 3D weave that provides a “greater sensation of depth” and complements the top-stitching, for example. 

Mechanical enhancements

The New, 2017, Dacia Sandero and Logan MCV are available with a 1.0-litre, 75hp, SCe petrol engine that has 3 cylinders. This new power plant replaces the existing 1.2-litre, 75hp, petrol engine and fuel consumption and carbon emissions fall by approximately 10%.

The Dacia Duster, in contrast, inherits the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission that enables it to change gear faster and provides “an even more enjoyable drive”, the manufacturer said.  

Equipment enhancements

The New, 2017, Dacia Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV have new equipment too. Highlights include: 

  • colour reserving camera to make manoeuvring easier;
  • hill-start assist to prevent motorists rolling backwards;
  • electric windows switches conveniently located on door panels;
  • single touch open/close for the driver's electric window;
  • rear mounted, 12-volt, power socket to (say) charge phones;
  • retractable armrest for the driver's seat.

Prices

The Dacia Sandero costs from £5,995, the Sandero Stepway starts at £8,495, the Logan MCV costs from £6,995 and the Duster from £9,495.