Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

The Sandero hatchback has lost its manual transmission, but it has been replaced by a more eco-friendly gearbox.

Dacia has made an important change in the Sandero 2022 model range.

This applies to those versions, which are equipped with gasoline TCe engine with an output of 90 horsepower and a manual gearbox.

This change is due to problems of production capacity and emission standards.

So, if now go to the configurator of Dacia Sandero model on the official website of the company, we can see an interesting detail.

The car, equipped with a 1.0-liter gasoline 90 hp TCe engine, is no longer available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

It is worth noting that at the time the new Sandero appeared in dealerships, this power unit was also offered with an automatic gearbox like CVT. The 6MKPP was replaced by a 5-speed «mechanics».

The loss of speed in the transmission did not result in a price adjustment for the car.

The main reason for replacing the transmission in the Dacia Sandero were problems with the production of 6-speed manual transmission.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

We should say that 5-speed manual is not new in the hatchback lineup.

It is used by the 65-horsepower SCe. Using the new gearbox is very advantageous for the Romanian brand, because now it meets the strict emission standards of the European Union.

Sandero TCe 90 with a 5-MCP now homologates CO2 emissions at 119 g/km according to the cycle WLTP. The reduction is 1g/km.

However, the six-speed manual transmission will not disappear completely from the offer.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

It will still be available in the Dacia Sandero Stepway. The cost of a standard hatchback with a 5-speed «manual» is 11,990 — 12,840 euros, depending on the configuration, which at the current exchange rate is the equivalent of 1.02 — 1.1 million rubles.

More dynamic silhouette body

An updated Sandero has kept silhouette and proportions of its predecessor, so you can hardly confuse this model with any other in the stream.

Thus 100 % of body parts are new. The car became a few centimeters longer and received 14 mm longer wheelbase.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

The European Stepway has 174 mm ground clearance. And it is an honest clearance — there are no protruding «glasses» under the bottom and other elements of suspension or transmission. It is possible to drive into a forest rut without any doubts.

Renault designers have changed the angle of the windshield, due to which the silhouette of Sandero’s body became more dynamic, both externally and aerodynamically.

The first thing you pay attention to when you first see the novelty is the headlights with Y-shaped running lights.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 2022.

Stylish LED elements are already in the base. In Europe, the main units of optics (dipped and high beam) are LED by default. It is not yet clear what kind of headlights the Sandero from Togliatti will have.

The new Sandero Stepway differs from usual Sandero more than ever.

Now the car has not only «off-road» bodykit around the perimeter, but also a unique grille design, other air intakes and even a modified hood with a more relief surface.

«Stepa» now looks like a crossover of B-class even more, though its «passenger car essence» didn’t disappear — except for the increased clearance, there are no off-road distinctions. And also the drive is only on front axle.

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