The Dacia Sandero is by no means the most exciting model in its class, but the Romanian super mini remains an extremely popular model mainly because of its low price. The accessible sticker makes it an ideal solution for people who are looking for easy transportation in a small car package. That is why the third generation will stick to the tried and tested formula.
As we approach the debut of the new Sandero During the final test phase, more and more spy images with the B-segment hatchback appear. It has now been discovered in the snowy parts of Northern Europe where Dacia had this camouflaged prototype run on wheels for some reason, as before, so we take a closer look at the bumper with its trapezoidal lower grille flanked by the possibly still camouflaged fog lights can. Although the headlights are still heavily obscured, we notice that the light comes from LEDs, and we're tempted to believe that it's not just daytime running lights.
The rear drum brakes indicate that this isn't exactly the most sophisticated hatchback in its class, but this is the compromise that buyers want to make in order not to have to spend extra for a higher-end product. Door handles in a design from this century are (finally!) intended for the new Sandero, and it should be the same story with its Logan limousine siblings.
On the back the most visible change in this point is the new look of the taillights. These not only have a different shape, they also look slimmer and are characterized by fresh graphics. A closer look reveals that the third brake light has finally been installed in the roof spoiler, which also had a positive effect, since the washer nozzle for the rear wiper no longer protrudes like a painful thumb.
Although no spy photos of the interior are available yet, this set contains some photos that we can use to take a look at the new infotainment system. Love or loathe it, Dacia's reworked Media Nav setup will be tablet-like because the screen appears to protrude from the center console. The thick frame of the display doesn't look too good, but we hope there is an optional larger display with a thinner edge.
The new Sandero and the new Logan duo are expected to premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2020 in early October. The home of Renault. As previously announced by the company with the diamond logo, the new small cars will use a low-cost version of the CMF-B platform on which the Supermini Clio and Micra are based, among other things. The Logan and Sandero Stepway crossover models should follow in 2021, when we also expect the Logan MCV car with its own stepway derivative.