By: IOL Motoring Staff
Renault's all-new Sandero has hit local shores - now as an import - and it's ready to do battle with the likes of Figo, Etios and Polo Vivo.
The second-generation of Renault's budget hatch was designed in conjunction with Renault's Dacia division, and it now wears a Renault badge in most markets. It might lack the daring design DNA that we see in the latest Clio, but let's remember that this is a budget model with a rather neat and inoffensive appeal; fancy curves and swoops do add to the tooling costs.
MODERN TURBO POWER
One thing the new Sandero hasn't been deprived of is the latest Clio's heart. There's only one engine option here and it's Renault's advanced 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with variable valve timing.