Everything Renault launches of late seems to turn to gold.
The new Clio is a great example and the recently launched Duster is even better. But the French brand has now turned its eyes to the entry-level market and replaced the Sandero with a completely new offering.
And what an offering it is. On the menu of this new French cuisine is a host of new upgrades and a lot of best-in-class features.
While the previous-generation Sandero may have had a few hiccups and a rather dull design, this new beauty regains some of the elegance the brand is renowned for. Combining youthful and modern stylingit certainly looks the part in a segment that offers aging stock.
The integrated roof spoiler and body coloured side mirrors along with the inch alloy wheels standard on the Dynamique hint at a sporty undertone. But probably where the biggest technological jump can be found is under the hood, because the Sandero now utilises the same three-cylinder cc turbo-engine found in the new Clio.
Renault claims a combined fuel consumption New renault sandero of 5.
However, at New renault sandero launch we managed to muster up a very impressive 5. After spending a decent amount of time behind the wheel, you begin to appreciate the new New renault sandero for what it is: The drive may be slightly dull as you go through the motions sitting in traffic, but everything you need to keep you company is there.
From the Bluetooth functionality, MP3 radio with USB, air conditioning for those hot days to electric front and rear windows, the car is properly loaded - even boasting cruise control, which is unheard of in this segment.
Boot space is a best-in-class litres while the large interior can fit four adult occupants. Furthermore, ESP and hill start assist are fitted across the range, along with Isofix fasteners and driver and passenger airbags.
In the higher Dynamique spec, consumers will also benefit from front side airbags. Having jam-packed the Sandero full of the latest tech, Renault is clearly out to make a statement with this car, leaving the consumer wanting nothing extra.
In such a hotly contested segment it seems like the French have done their homework, especially with such a good price proposition. The only thing you may be found wanting is New renault sandero automatic option as the five-speed manual box can get tedious to use in traffic and for the oil-burner lovers among us, perhaps a diesel derivative.