Step this way: Dacia has two new models for you


Two new models are on the way from Romanian manufacturer Dacia - the Sandero and Sandero Stepway.

The Sandero, a Fiesta-sized hatchback with five doors and seats, is brand new to the UK.

It's available to order from Renault dealers in a month's time for an as-yet-undisclosed price.

The Sandero Stepway - a plastic-clad high-riding version of the standard hatch - will go on sale shortly after, and comes with an 'all-terrain' look including front and rear skid-plates and more pronounced wheel arches.

Both will benefit from Renault's newly developed 0.9-litre three-cylinder petrol engine - outputting 90bhp and 54.3mpg - along with a 1.2-litre petrol, and two 1.5-litre diesels.

For the first time in the UK, an integrated sat nav is also available from the firm, along with integrated Bluetooth hands-free and music streaming function.

Although no prices have been revealed, it's likely that Dacia will be aiming to undercut its rivals, and will probably slot into the range under the £8,995 Duster.