• Nov 2, 2010
Renault Sandero Stepway Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've ever heard of the Dacia Sandero, it's probably from Clarkson teasing James May about it on Top Gear. The no-nonsense, bare-bones hatchback – sold alternatively as a Renault in markets where its budget subsidiary Dacia doesn't exist – is a favorite of Captain Slow.

In South America, the Sandero also comes as a crossover version called the Stepway, and taller though it is, it's just as decidedly spartan. That didn't stop Renault from drumming up some excitement over the budget range, however, with the show car you see here.

Envisioned as a successor to the current model and closer to a junior Duster, the Sandero Stepway Concept dials up the glitz factor just a touch with a sporty body kit, three-tone paint scheme and enough blue LEDs to light up the trendiest of night clubs. Also, some flower decals... for some reason. The result is something akin to a futuristic cup of cappuccino, and you can check it out in further detail in the high-resolution image gallery below.



[Source: Renault]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they sell it over here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't agree. At least not with that color combination.
      • 4 Years Ago
      James May's dreamcar just tried to over-sophisticate James May.. and failed miserably.

      Nice try though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Always funny to see American kids commenting on a car they absolutely know nothing about and are unlikely to ever see - indeed, they've only ever heard of one because of a few choice TG episodes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Your name suggests that you're not from America"

        -Captain Obvious
        • 4 Years Ago
        I watched it back then as well. I remember quite clearly my favorite car being displayed on it, John Dodd's Beast.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're saying that back in the days when TG was an actual motoring programme, you were merely a glint in the milkman's eye?
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is actually quite nice, wouldn't mind having one in black when i move to brazil
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the exterior a bit, the headlights remind me of the kia soul, which I like.



      Sometimes I have weird taste.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The truth is that Renault always had serious issues to get a goal into the brazilian taste about cars, cars with a controverse design, without "sex appeal", with high maintenance costs or weak to support bad road conditions... no one of its products can reach good sells enough to beat its rivals from VW, Fiat or GM.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The regular stepway version is on sale for some time already in europe too :) It's some kind of a crossover version of the sandero... like audi allroad derived from regular audi. Only that sandero got not 4x4 i think.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In fact I dont understand how this car can be a succesor. Excepting the bling bling specific to concept cars, it is almost identical with the current stepway... so why concept this... maybe for a facelift...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not digging the color scheme, but the car might be a fitting successor to my long-since-deceased 1981 Renault LeCar.
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