The new redefined Renault Sandero is armed with fresh styling, unique features and latest technology at affordable price. Its irresistible features are hard to come by in the entry-level segment.
Out of all the reviews that I’ve done so far Renault is the only manufacturer that gets it right when it comes to “true fuel economy” – we’ve seen it with the Duster and now with the Sandero.
The Renault Sandero is fitted with the 66kW turbo petrol engine that combines driving pleasure with very low fuel consumption (5.2l/100 km combined cycle NEDC).
It boasts an array of technology including Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), 4 airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and ECO mode for efficient driving.
What I didn’t find user friendly is the electric windows and cruise control buttons mounted on the console. It was a challenge for me to find them and open/close the windows while driving. But I’m sure you’ll find them unique and different – these are some of the many features that make the Sandero different from competitors.
The dashboard features a sophisticated cluster with chrome detailing around the dials and boasts an array of techno-smart gadgets.
It features CD/MP3 player with 4 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free telephony,USB and jack sockets, satellite radio controls on steering column and Eco Mode button for optimising your driving style contributing to lowerfuel consumption. The Cruise Control with Speed Limiter is standard on the Dynamique model.
It has a boot capacity of 292 litres which can be improved – thanks to its 60/40 split rear bench that is standard across the range.
The Renault Sandero’s modernstyling exudes a mix of discernible quality and refinement. Its ubiquitous, centre-piece diamond-shaped badge dominates the black grille and underscores the brand’s new design identity.
The 15” wheels are standard across the range and add to its exterior appeal.
The pronounced advance in the lower windscreen makes for a sleek silhouette and improved aerodynamics.
On the road
The Renault Sandero’s new engine ticks all the boxes – it has a great power and performs well on the road. Its fuel economy cannot be matched by any competing models.
There is no doubt that consumers are financially pressed due to a number of factors including petrol and etolling related fees.The combination of these factors highlight the need to save on fuel and reduce emissions – the new Sandero will help you do exactly that!
- Power: 66kW @ 5250rpm
- Torque: 135Nm at 2500
- 0-100 km/h: 11.1 seconds
- Top speed:175km/h
- Fuel consumption: 5.2/100km
- Fuel type: Unleaded Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 50L
- Price: R141 500 (Dynamique)
- Other prices:
- R123 900 (Expression)
- R159 900 (Stepway)
What we like about the car:
- Unique features, latest technology at affordable price
- True fuel economy
- Great power
- Advanced audio system and sound quality
- Great ground clearance is really not bad
What we don’t like about the car:
- Electric windows buttons position
- Cruise control button position
What more would you want really? The Renault Sandero is equipped with fresh styling, unique features, latest technologies and great fuel efficiency – all at affordable price.
I repeat: Out of all reviews that I’ve done so far Renault is the only manufacturer that gets it right when it comes to “true fuel efficiency”. Sandero is a way to go in these tough economic times.
Five-wheel rating: 3/5.