Renault has finally revealed the facelifted Sandero, Logan and Stepway lineup for South America.
All three models receive a subtle styling makeover, improved interior quality, a new optional CVT X-Tronic automatic transmission, and more safety features.
Starting off with the exterior makeover, the front end receives a new C-shaped LED DRL signature incorporated in the headlights, a revised chromed grille shaped to resemble that of the latest Renault models, and new front bumpers.
At the rear, the redesigned taillights sport a new LED signature as well and it’s worth noting that the Sandero and Stepway models feature very different taillamps that extend more horizontally compared to the same facelifted Renault models sold in other markets. The only exception is the Logan which features largely unchanged taillights. The rear bumpers are also revised on all three models.
Moving on to the interior, Renault says it has added new materials, including new fabric or leather door panels, leather steering wheel with anodized chrome accents, and dark roof lining. The seats are also new and feature wider and thicker foams shaped for more comfort and ergonomics.
All three models are equipped with the new 7-inch Media Evolution infotainment system that offers Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity, Bluetooth, and reverse camera (depending on the version).
As for the mechanical part, the big news is the addition of a CVT X-Tronic transmission offered as an option on the 115 PS (113 hp) 1.6 SCe naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine. This unit is offered as standard with a five-speed manual transmission which is the only choice if customers select the base 79 PS (78 hp) 1.0 SCe three-cylinder gasoline engine. Both power plants also run on ethanol and gain 3 horsepower each when doing so.
Looking at the photo gallery below you might get confused by the fact that all models feature plastic cladding around the wheel arches. No, they are not all Stepway versions, it’s just that the CVT-equipped models get plastic wheel arch covers as standard. Still, the Logan does seem to feature a higher ground clearance than the Dacia version, reminding us of the Russian-market Renault Logan Stepway.
Finally, safety updates include four airbags as standard on all models, as well as Isofix latches for two child seats at the rear. CVT models also get electronic stability control (ESC) and ramp start assist (HSA).
Prices in Brazil start from R$46,990 (approximately $12,500) for the Sandero, R$50,490 ($13,425) for the Logan, and R$61,190 ($16,275) for the Stepway which has become a standalone model as it no longer carries the Sandero name.