Budget cut for Renault Sandero
Renault has added three new derivatives, with decidedly sporty names, to its Sandero hatchback range.
Although mechanically identical to the current 1.6-litre Sandero offerings, the new additions, namely United, Cup and League, are easier on the budget.
“The response to the Sandero has been very positive since the launch in February this year,” says Regis Fricotte, marketing director of Renault South Africa.
“However, the global economic slowdown, and the inability of many potential customers to secure financing due to severe credit restrictions, means that affordability remains the overriding trend in the new car market at present.”
The new models are R10 000 cheaper than the equivalent Expression, Expression+ and Dynamique models. The base Expression model is fitted with power steering, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA, and remote central locking.
Specification remains unchanged across the range, however the three additions see the Sandero's standard five-year/60 000 km maintenance plan being cut to a three-year/45 000 km service plan.
As before, all models come with a three-year/100 000 km mechanical warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty
Sandero 1.6 United - R 119 800
Sandero Expression - R129 800
Sandero 1.6 Cup - R132 800
Sandero Expression+ - R142 800
Sandero 1.6 League - R139 800
Sandero Dynamique - R149 800