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In cel­e­bra­tion of the suc­cess of its Sandero range in the sub-b seg­ment, with over 52,000 sales to date against tough com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing the likes of the VW Polo Vivo, Ford Figo, Toy­ota Etios, Suzuki Ig­nis and Hyundai Grand i10, Re­nault has in­tro­duced a new de­riv­a­tive, re­plac­ing the cur­rent Sandero Stepway Dynamique.

With the re­lease of the Stepway Plus, the Sandero range takes on a slightly dif­fer­ent con­struct. The Ex­pres­sion re­mains the en­try level model, fol­lowed by the mid-level Stepway Ex­pres­sion, with the new model now lead­ing the line-up. The lim­ited edi­tion Stepway Plus is dis­tin­guished by be­spoke de­sign and badg­ing with spe­cific two-tone 16-inch flex wheel cov­ers and fea­tures two ex­clu­sive new body colours, Dune Beige and Cos­mos Blue. It of­fers the same stan­dard fea­tures as the out­go­ing Dynamique – side airbags, front and rear power win­dows, elec­tric side mir­rors, a leather steer­ing wheel and gear knob, and rear park as­sist. Cruise con­trol and nav­i­ga­tion are also stan­dard (unique in this seg­ment), while leather seats are an op­tion. It also has the Re­nault Me­di­anav in­te­grated on-board mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem with seven-inch touch­screen and Rear Park­ing Camera.

Like the other mod­els, the Stepway Plus is pow­ered by the Re­nault three-cylin­der 900 cc petrol-turbo en­gine de­liv­er­ing 66 kw and 135 Nm torque, mated with a man­ual five-speed gear­box. Re­nault of­fers it with a five-year/150 000 km war­ranty and a stan­dard two-year/30 000 km ser­vice

plan and is priced at R206 900.

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