Renault welcomes a new range-topping Sandero Stepway Plus to the South African market with enhanced styling and a host of standard features. See specification and pricing below…
The Renault Sandero has proven quite popular in the entry-level passenger car segment and more than 58 000 units have been sold since its introduction in 2009. The range-topping Sandero Stepway arrived in 2011 and has since accumulated over 26 000 sales locally.
In an effort to continue its success, Renault has now introduced an updated Sandero Stepway Plus to market.
A 3-cylinder, 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 66 kW and 135 Nm is offered across the Sandero range and in the case of the Stepway Plus, fuel consumption is claimed at 5.4 L/100km.
The Sandero Stepway Plus features a neat and well-equipped cabin.
Stylistically, the Sandero Stepway Plus is distinguished by its gloss black side mirrors with a red line and is offered in 3 colours including Fusion Red, Highland Silver and Cafe Brown. Renault’s C-shaped LED Daytime Running Light signature with C-shaped rear tail lights give it further presence. The front and rear bumpers are redesigned and the range-topping derivative is fitted with an integrated roof spoiler, roof bars, front and rear skid plates, fog lights, wheel arch mouldings and a raised ride height. 16-inch two-tone dark metal flex wheels are standard on the Sandero Stepway Plus.
In terms of features, the Sandero Stepway Plus comes well-equipped with standard features including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation, Bluetooth, smartphone mirroring, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other notable features include a rear parking camera (with rear PDC), front and rear power windows, electric side mirrors, leather steering wheel/gear knob and cruise control. Leather upholstery is available as an option for an additional R10 088.
Standard safety features for the Sandero Stepway Plus includes 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control and hill start assist.
Renault Sandero - Price in South Africa
Sandero Expression - R179 900
Sandero Stepway Expression - R193 900
Sandero Stepway Plus - R213 900
The Sandero and New Stepway Plus comes with Renault's 5-year / 150 000 km warranty and a standard 2-year/30 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals.