Geneva 08: Dacia enters the hatchback market with the Sandero

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Dacia will expand its car lineup with the introduction of the Sandero. The company announced pricing and information for car at the Geneva Motor Show. It will arrive in Western Europe in mid-2008 and will reach UK shores in 2009. The Sandero will compete in Europe's most competitive market: 4-meter hatchbacks. The Sandero is built on the same B0 platform as Logan and features MacPherson-type front and back suspension. Certain versions also come with a front anti-roll bar and keeps the high ground clearance.

The Sandero will be available with two gasoline engines, 1.4 75 HP and 1.6 90 HP and two diesel 1.5 dCi (68 HP and 86 HP versions), all sourced from Renault (these powerplants can currently be seen in the Clio, Modus and M├ęgane). Dacia claims that the latter engines keep CO2 emissions under 120 g/km, an important threshold in Europe. The engines are tuned to be able to run with lower-quality fuels.

[Source: Dacia]

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