How it will fare in the market remains to be seen but, after our test drive it has all the ingredients to compete with its rivals.
Fully with equipped with cruise control, speed limiter, radio with Mp3/USB/Bluetooth, satellite radio controls, electric windows all round, leather steering wheel and alloy wheels, yes its also ideal for off-road if you originate from the far flung areas of North West Province.
This is the only vehicle in its class to offer Electronic Stability Programme and Anti-Skid Regulation. There’s ABS with Electronic Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution that made our journey memorable of course!
Also included are the front driver and passenger airbags, as well as side airbags for the driver and passenger(s).
Despite its average fuel consumption, the engine itself is pleasant enough.
It is fitted with Renault’s new 3-cylinder turbo engine, the 66kW turbo petrol engine, a new engine that combines driving pleasure; hence it is a F1 inspired engine.
It can be quite fun to drive too, and you can feel a little turbo surge as you accelerate. Its acceleration figures are not too dissimilar to its 1.4-litre rivals, so don’t be put off by the tiny displacement of the Renault Sandero.
With good news that petrol is going down it will be a relief for Sandero owners…
The all new Renault Sandero is a great piece. It’s a pleasant drive with every comfort feature you need. It’s remarkably spacious inside and the boot space is super FINE…
Retail price R141 500.
The vehicle comes with a five year / 150 000 km warranty. There’s a two-year/30 000 service plan, with service intervals every 15 000km.