Renault do Brasil has introduced the second generation of the Sandero five-door hatchback.

Renault do Brasil has introduced the second generation of the Sandero five-door hatchback.

In October last year Renault's Brazilian division introduced the Logan sedan and now they are presenting the more compact hatchback derivative. Both cars are basically rebadged Dacias but come with a slightly improved exterior design featuring some chrome accents, an updated grille and a redesigned front bumper.

Renault is offering the base Sandero Authentique with a 1.0-liter 16-valve engine delivering 80 bhp (57 kW) and compatible with ethanol. There's also a 1.6-liter 8-valve for Expression and Dynamique trims packing 98 bhp (73 kW) or 106 bhp (79 kW) when running on ethanol.

Depending on trim level, the Renault Sandero can feature an automatic climate control system, rear parking sensors, an LG-made Media Nav infotainment system with navigation and support for Bluetooth and USB connections. Other goodies include electric windows and mirrors, cruise control, ABS, front airbags, EBD, leather-wrapped steering wheel, central locking and a split folding rear bench increasing cargo capacity from 320 liters to 1,196 liters.

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