Dacia has unveiled at Paris Motor Show more rugged-looking Stepway derivatives of the Lodgy and Dokker, following last month's online preview.
One of the two models is on the verge of being axed but that hasn't stopped Renault's budget arm Dacia to try and resuscitate sales with a Stepway package as seen on the Sandero hatchback. The Lodgy & Dokker Stepway come with a slightly more rugged exterior appearance highlighted by the plastic body cladding and satin chrome front and rear skid plates. These versions can also be distinguished by a Dark Metal finish on the roof bars, aluminum wheel rims and also on the rearview mirrors.
They also come with body-colored front bumpers while the Lodgy Stepway also gets a color-coded rear bumper along with a black treatment for the grille and upper grille strip. Both of them share an Azurite blue exterior paint scheme combined with "Stepway" lettering on the front doors while inside the cabin there's a bespoke upholstery with embroidery and blue topstitching.
The Dacia Lodgy Stepway can be had with a TCe 115 turbo engine or a less powerful naturally aspirated 1.6 MPI offered with 80 HP and 85 HP, with all of them linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. There's also a 1.5-liter dCi diesel outputting 85, 90 and 110 HP. The Dokker Stepway is available with either the TCe 115 and all three flavors of the 1.5-liter dCi.