Renault has introduced the new Sandero Stepway Plus, which the French car maker says “offers the appealing DNA of the Sandero model plus so much more – an even more enhanced SUV look and an even more value for money product.” The exterior of the Stepway Plus is distinguished through its bespoke design and badging with specific 2-tone 16″ flexwheel covers, and features 2 exclusive new body colours, Dune Beige and Cosmos Blue.
This Limited Edition offers the same level of enriched standard features as the outgoing Dynamique trim – namely, side airbags, front and rear power windows, electric side mirrors, leather steering wheel and gear knob and rear park assist. Cruise control and navigation are also standard (unique in this vehicle segment) while leather seats are an option.
Under the bonnet resides the same Renault F1-inspired three cylinder, 900cc petrol Turbo engine that churns out 66 kW at 5250 RPM and 135 Nm of torque at 2500 RPM of which 90% is available from 1650 RPM. This enables the compact SUV to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 11.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 169 kph.This powerplant is mated with a manual 5-speed gearbox, and uses a claimed 5.4 litres per 100 km.
The comprehensive Renault MediaNav, integrated on-board multimedia system with 7″ touchscreen, being an intuitive system offering quick access to all settings. The Stepway Plus also boasts Rear Parking Camera, to facilitate the driver by alleviating blind spots in reverse mode. The enhanced Stepway Plus offering remains true to the Sandero value-for-money product range.
The Sandero range is priced from R171 900 – R206 900:
- Sandero Expression R171 900 (incl. VAT) 66kW Turbo
- Renault Stepway Expression R186 900 (incl. VAT) 66kW Turbo
- New Renault Stepway Plus R206 900 (incl. VAT) 66kw Turbo
- Leather seats (Stepway Plus only): R10 000
- Metallic paint: R 2 500
The Sandero and New Stepway Plus comes with Renault’s five-year or 150 000 km warranty together with a standard two-year or 30 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals. Sandero parts are very competitively priced and Renault’s Gauteng-based Parts & Distribution ensures that parts availability is running at 95% plus.
In other motoring related news, Hyundai Automotive South Africa recently spruced up its i20 line-up to keep it competitive against the new VW Polo and Ford Fiesta.