Where the Stepway will succeed against the competition is through its pricing, managing to stay under R150 000. The Stepway offers something more than a little city runabout in a market that is chock full of vehicles designed for that very purpose.
SPORTY LOOKS: The Sandero Stepway comes across as a SUV style crossover.
Curiously, I discovered at the vehicle's launch that only one model is available with no plans to add a more powerful engine or even an automatic transmission to the range. This was an excellent chance to offer exactly what I thought the Stepway would be – a sportier, 4x4, tweaked and raised hatchback, possibly with a diesel engine, maybe an auto box.
CREATURE COMFORTS: The Stepway is decked out in basic creature comforts such a detachable Sony audio unit.