Renault has a long line-up of cars to introduce in India and after the success of the Duster SUV, Renault can also bring the new Sandero. The pictures that you see here are of the Sandero Stepway which is a off-road version though the hatch can also come. Why are we betting big on this? Well just take a look, the compact SUV segment is now about to take off with the Eco Sport from Ford and XA Alpha from Maruti. The Stepway looks great in this same regard and the enhanced ground clearance will make it more practical for our roads.
The Sandero looks much more handsome and premium in its new avatar and we certainly like its looks a lot. The Sandero Stepway has 40 mm more ground clearance than the normal Stepway and could an interesting showroom mate to the Duster. The Sandero Stepway gets special off-road touches like front and rear skid plates, new fog lamps, two-tone bumper, bigger wheel arches, 16-inch wheels, two-tone longitudinal roof bars plus the goood looking Azurite blue paint which is exclusive to the Stepway model.
The design is not futuristic but is more European with its simple yet classy styling. There is no style for styles sake and just like the Duster it has an honest go-anywhere vibe to it which we like. The interior is simple but not spartan and the top of the line version has everything you would want with stuff like multimedia system, air conditioning, cruise control, speed limiter and rear parking sensors. It is very spacious just like the Duster and has and airy cabin. Engine options include a new three cylinder turbocharged 90 bhp petrol plus 75 bhp and 90 bhp dCi diesels which are quite frugal. Overall this is one product that we would love to have in India.