If it succeeds in South America, the Renault Sandero RS may make the low-budget hot hatch a mainstream segment worldwide. There isn’t a single solid reason not to sell this car in more markets around the world, including Europe.
Just think about it: who wouldn’t be tempted to buy an affordable, 150PS (148hp) hatch tuned by Renault Sport?
In many ways, the Sandero RS is a return to the early days of the hot hatch. It’s a light car, with a simple configuration (naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission) and with decent acquisition and running costs. Even fitted with a smaller displacement engine and a slight loss of power this car could be a hit.
If you’re not convinced, just check the following presentation video from Renault Sport which tells all you need to know about the Sandero RS. It’s as if Renault wants the rest of the world to get interested in this car. I for one wouldn’t mind doing that and I don’t care if it comes with Renault or Dacia badging – just bring it on, Renault.