Dacia won’t produce a model smaller than the Sandero image

The Romanian based automaker Dacia has no plans of producing a model smaller than the Sandero.

Even if the Dacia range has changed over the years and it’s now offering a sedan, an estate, a hatchback, an MPV, an SUV and a utility vehicle, the Romanian based automaker has no plans of offering a smaller model than the Sandero. The announcement has been made by Carlos Tavares, the company’s director, who has recently spoken to Automotive News. According to Tavares, the Dacia brand has to become well-known worldwide and this can’t be made with more and more models, even if the suggested one could also become the cheapest.

As a quick reminder, the new generation of the Dacia Sandero has been introduced back in September 2012, during the Paris Motor Show. The model is available with a 1.2 liter 16-valve three-cylinder petrol engine, producing 75 HP, and with the new 0.9 liter TCe three-cylinder turbocharged unit, offering 90 HP at 5,250 rpm and 135 Nm of torque, available from 1,650 (90 percent). Diesel lovers can choose the “classic” 1.5 liter dCi in two configurations, 75 HP and 90 HP.