Renault Sandero Launched in Brazil
( Worldcarfans ) - Renault has launched its new Renault Sandero in Brazil, and is readying itself for a February move into Argentina. Later in 2008, Dacia will also start building the car for the European market and the Maghreb ( north west Africa). In 2009 South Africa can welcome the Renault Sandero too, more markets are under review by the Renault board.
The Renault Sandero is a 'roomy and robust top-end compact car' according to Renault. The Sandero shares its flatform (B0 platform) with the Dacia/Renault Logan which has been taking Europe by storm (worldwide sales of Logan MCV and Van have totalled at 700,000 in just three years), selling out in most countries.
The Renault Sandero has been co-developed by the Brazilian RTA (Renault Technologies Americas) since 2005 and the early prototypes were built and tested in Brazil. With all the Brazilian expertise on flex-fuel engines, Renault developed a flex-fuel version of the 1.6 liter 8V engine which complements the engine range ( 1.0 liter 16V and 1.6 liter 16V).