Next to the new Logan at the Dacia booth there’s the Sandero 2 hatchback, in fact the two-volume version of the Logan.
The new Sandero is now more a Logan hatchback version than a standalone model, as it is styled identically with the sedan (except for the rear end, obviously). As opposed to the current Logan and Sandero which have distinct styling, the new models share almost every body panel and styling detail, while the interior is also identical.
In classic Dacia style, the new Sandero is strong on cabin space and load volume. The trunk volume is 320 liters, but given the 60/40 split-folding rear bench, total loading volume can reach 1,200 liters (with the rear bench folded completely).
As the Logan, the new Sandero is available with a choice of four engines, ranging from 75 to 90 horsepower. The all-new 0.9-liter Tce 90 engine is a three-cylinder turbocharged unit that delivers 90 hp at 5,250 rpm and generates 135 Nm from low engine speed (90% from 1,650 rpm). With this engine, the Sandero 2 delivers an average fuel consumption of 5.2 liters/100 km and emits 120 g of CO2/km. The other choice for gasoline enthusiasts is the 1.2-liter 16V engine that develops 75 horsepower. It is also a three-cylinder unit, but a naturally aspirated one. Fuel consumption is a low 5.9 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 137 g/km.
For diesel fans, the Sandero 2 is available with the 1.5-liter dCi unit in two power versions, 75 and 90 horsepower. Torque is raised by 20 Nm on each, to 200 Nm and 220 Nm respectively. Both have an average fuel consumption of 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km, sharing the Dacia Eco2 signature.
In Romania, the new Sandero starts at 6,990 euros (7,900 euros in France), with the first orders accepted from October 1.
by Dan Mihalascu
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