Dacia says diesel do nicely


21 January 2019

DACIA has decided to go against the grain by adding a new diesel engine to its range of Sandero, Logan and Stepway and Logan MCV models.

The new engine option is a 95bhp oil-burner that becomes available on all three models, which also benefit from updated trim and equipment.

The Sandero is now available in entry-level Access and new Essential and Comfort trim levels, priced from £6,995. In Essential trim, costing from £7,795, the Sandero gets air conditioning, electric front windows, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, body-coloured bumpers and 15-inch Tarkine wheels.

The top-of-the-range Comfort trim versions cost from £8,795 and feature 15-inch Lassen wheel trims, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors and updated technologies including touchscreen MediaNav satellite navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, rear parking sensors, cruise control and electric rear windows.

Dacia has also added the new generation Blue dCi 95 engine to the Sandero range. The new diesel engine is available with a five-speed manual transmission across two trim levels, Essential and Comfort, priced from £10,395. The engine has a CO2 output of 98g/km and economy of 60mpg with a power output of 95hp at 3,750 rpm and 220Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.

Costing from £8,495, the Logan MCV is the cheapest estate car on sale in the UK and is now offered in a choice of three trim levels of Access, Essential and Comfort. In Access trim there are 15-inch Tarkine wheels, LED daytime running lights and Hill Start Assist. Essential trim, which costs from £9,295, adds a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning and electric front windows. Comfort trim is priced from £10,295 and features 15-inch Lassen wheel trims, touchscreen MediaNav satellite navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors and electric rear windows as standard.

The SUV-inspired Logan MCV Stepway has a more muscular style with flared wheel arches, roof rails and a ground clearance of 174mm over the standard Logan MCV. Priced from £12,495, it is only available in top-of-the-range Comfort trim and comes with touchscreen MediaNav satellite navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors and electric rear windows.

The Logan MCV and Logan MCV Stepway both offer boot space of 573 litres, which is one of the largest among any segment in the market.

For the new Blue dCi 95 engine, which becomes available on both Logan MCV models with a five-speed manual transmission, the CO2 output is 97g/km for the Logan MCV and 103g/km for the Logan MCV Stepway, achieving economy of 60mpg.