Renault Sandero Stepway Motoring Review
RENAULT has decided to branch out with its new Sandero 2013 line-up by adding an exclusive Stepway Limited edition, is ready for action and adventure just like international surfing star and model Roxy Louw, the official ambassador of the Renault Sandero range.
A firm favourite with South Africa’s motoring public since its March 2011 launch, sales of the Sandero Stepway crossover have shown consistent month-on-month growth with an impressive 80 percent growth in 2012 compared to 2011.
Stepway’s price tag, impressive list of standard features and crossover SUV-like characteristics make it an affordable, practical and lifestyle-oriented choice that is totally unique in its category. Longer and wider than its two Sandero siblings, it’s amazing what its additional 20mm ground clearance and overall elevation can facilitate on and off-road and it’s one of the only vehicles in its class that has proven small utility vehicle capabilities.
Only 100 Sandero Stepway Roxy Louw Limited Edition vehicles are available; 50 each in red and black. The vehicles are complemented by Roxy’s signature turtle and hibiscus Cowabanga emblem which lends her distinctive stand-out look and feel to the Limited Edition. Additional exclusive extras include a new Blaupunkt Bluetooth MP3 radio with USB and auxiliary input plus a TomTom Live navigation unit to make everyday driving an experience.
Upgrades implemented on the 2013 Sandero Range include some great new updated looks and features.
Sandero’s quality and substance receives a further boost on the 1.4 Ambiance and 1.6 Dynamique models which now boast a trendy front bumper spoiler lip and an updated rear bumper with a black insert. In addition, the 1.6 Dynamique get sporty punch with a chrome exhaust tailpiece. For added driving experience and pleasure.
Two new colour options, metallic black and techno grey have been added to the Stepway line-up to complement Stepway’s design and styling.
On the safety front, the Stepway is fitted with a collapsible steering column, dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts, and front and rear head restraints. Also standard is an engine immobiliser and the innovative Renault Anti-Intrusion Device (RAID). Driver and passenger airbags and ABS braking are standard across the range.
As is standard across Renault’s entire product range, the Sandero models come standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty.