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Renault Sandero Expression 1.6 8v

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Published at Friday, April 01st 2016, 04:25:32 AM by Leonard J. Martinez. Renault.

The Renault Sandero was presented in mid-2007 and three years later was presented in Uruguay. In 2011 we could evaluate it in your Expression version with archiprobado K4M 1.6 16v engine 106 hp. That same year received his first Sandero restyled mid-lifecycle which Renault called "Phase II" which showed some improvement of equipment as well as design and perceived quality.

Therefore to stagger its offer with a traditional and regional segment B the Sandero is returned to the Uruguayan market. Now the diamond has a renewed proposal aesthetic material equipment and mechanical for that rational client who simply wants a boy product but rather its wide and priced content. That is that it does not need the huge trunk of Logan but just can carry five adults inside.

Autoblog tested for five days to discover in its most equipped with K7M called Expression Engine 1.6 8v 85 hp shared with the more accessible variants of its saloon sibling Logan version. Beside this the Renault Sandero is produced in the Brazilian plant of São José dos Pinhais in Paraná.

The price of the evaluated version of U $ S 20990 and with a guarantee of two years or 50000 km. Below there Authentique Plus to U $ S 19790 variant with somewhat less comfortable equipment than us today. Let's start with the evaluation of this Sandero second generation.


While Sandero was never the most graceful aesthetic preferences within the Renault range with this second generation concept change in the head rather than several. While there has played as if about his brother the Clio IV this product is on the left hemisphere User B segment appealing to a design that seeks to be entirely practical design.

Seen from the profile where fewer changes appear when compared to the original Sandero. Show new ribs on the doors and wheel arches giving a more muscular appearance while clearing remains a feature of this model with 150 mm above the ground resulting in a simple "never will you play in a donkey with this car. "

The rear section now presents new optical design far more generous in size than the previous model and now horizontally and not vertically. The tailgate has internal opening but no exterior button and carries the Renault logo in the center under the name "Sandero" and in the right corner a simple "1.6" declares the engine. Nothing more.

It measures 4060 mm long 1733 mm wide and 1536 mm high with a wheelbase of 2590 mm. When compared with the previous Sandero growing in 37 mm along loses 13 mm in width but gains 1 mm wheelbase and 8 mm high.


The concepts in Sanderos previous tests Logan and Sandero are replicated in this second generation. Like his brothers continues to set the standard for what relates to interior space. If anyone is looking for a spacious car and not exceeding four meters long this is one of the products to put in shopping list.

The driving position features height adjustment of the seat which allows lower the seat but even sitting in the lowest position he will travel very high. In this sense and repeats the view recipe other derivatives Renault B0 platform such as Sandero Stepway Logan and Duster.

In the lower part of the console shows the controls of air conditioning with an improvable quality knobs and four keys annulled in the best equipped versions of the Sandero / Logan / range Stepway take the rear levantavidrios (which in the Sandero they tested are manual) blocking them so that children do not play and switch the cruise control / speed controller that Sandero "plain" not available even as an option.

Like their brethren in range enjoys rear seats to carry three ballers. Persons over six feet sobrados traveling on high wide and long being much more comfortable than in some models of segments C folding in price this Sandero. Speaking within its range Renault is roomier than a Mégane III.

Applause for Renault to help improve the location of the previous Sandero passing cage placed outside the passenger compartment a specific space in the trunk. In turn the aid is the same brand as the four holders ie 185/65 R15. A great example to follow.


Unlike the Stepway the Renault Sandero takes a simpler engine and we tried first on Autoblog with this test. This is the K7M brother promoter of classical K4M so famous among fans of the diamond and recently probáramos on Sandero Stepway variant.

While that features dual overhead cams and head cover 16 valves this K7M has a single tree and half of valves ie eight. It has a displacement of 1598 cc and spends 85 hp at 5250 rpm and a torque of 131 Nm at 2750 laps this.

Renault highlights that 85% of torque is available at 1500 laps with this single overhead drive and it shows in their daily use. He is agile for driving in the city while en route allows you to keep pace quite correct but it goes a little fairer mood. It is a somewhat rumoroso impeller above 4000 rpm but also calmer and smoother than his brother cap 16 valves.

For reference Renault Brazil declares an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 11.2 seconds a final speed of 177 km / h for this engine but with the Flex configuration ie it can be operated either with gasoline or alcohol. Consumption were not disclosed by the brand.

While we have no official numbers during the evaluation we record the following fuel consumption figures that were significantly better than those recorded with his brother the Stepway: in town we got about 8.7 l / 100 km while in route and the combined cycle the values were 6.6 and 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers respectively. The fuel tank 50 liters load whereas Kerb weight is 1093 kg.

dynamic behavior

The Sandero is developed and designed for our streets and roads which circulate in town or on secondary roads is where you feel most comfortable. Suspensions are very soft and filter as few irregularities such as pits or craters. That coupled with generous clearance allowing even spend "happy" with low backs donkey or railways for example.

Having spent a week with the Stepway and the next having risen to normal Sandero it is impossible not to draw a comparison between both walk. While the adventurous while comfortable product the Sandero "civil" is even more so. The answer is in the tires. While one uses 205/55 R16 the proven today fits a more "fat" 185/65 R15. Extra 7.5 mm profile really make the difference.

The gearbox has the first three closely spaced gears looking juicing maximum 131 Nm of torque which has this thousand six while the 4th and 5th gear are rather longer and affect more relaxed this K7M trip the K4M. For example at 110 km / h the 16v moves at 3200 rpm in fifth while this 8v does the same but at least 200 laps. Anyway the impeller can be heard a little more that 16 valves on the route.

Rounding strong as expected body rests on the front suspension decision although no surprise to those who have ever used or had a Mercosur product segment B. The Renault Sandero is an honest product in that regard. Not a Lotus Seven in curves nor is pretending to be. It's a boy and regional hatchback with family pretensions.


The Expression proven variant is the most equipped of the two offered in our market. It offers standard: electric pack (front levantavidrios and central locking) air conditioning internal opening of the fuel tank and trunk adjustable driver seat height onboard computer integral rear seatback power steering shift indicator GSI (Gear Shift Indicator) steering wheel height adjustment front fog lights peripheral alarm MediaNav 1.2 multimedia system with USB / iPod / Bluetooth / Aux-In connections commands the wheel and Eco Eco Coaching and Monitoring systems and tires stamped steel with plastic cups 15 "'Magiceo' on 185/65 R15 tires.

The Expression level the price at which it is offered should have the rear electric windows folding rear seat on 60:40 as well as external mirrors electrically adjustable more if the version equipped with two marketed the Renault Sandero in our market and all these are elements that rivals a price equal or less standard offer.


In this respect there was no change in the Sandero I just kept the same as the previous version had been offering. The entire range is standard: dual front airbags and ABS brakes with EBD systems. Ie meets the minimum required by law 19061 as its competitors.

So far not been tested by independent agencies version produced in Brazil for the second generation of Renault Sandero to check security at the structural level and if there were improvements over the previous version assessed by Latin NCAP.

Price warranty and competitors

The Renault Sandero evaluated corresponds to the Expression version which in our country is marketed at a price of U $ S 20990 and guaranteed for 2 years or 50000 km. It is a more correct value if we consider the diamond rivals that are in tune with similar prices.

Below is the Authentique Plus level which shares the same mechanics but lacks some items tested against. Its price therefore is also more accessible but not both: U $ S 19790. Being only U $ S 1.200 below and losing against the Expression few elements so worth stretch to the more equipped for the difference.

If anything's left over plus interior space are rivals. The Sandero gets into the party fought the B segment where Mercosur products that set the standard and where ethnic Chinese are looking to get a place.

These are the competitors of Sandero Expression: Chevrolet Onix 1.4 LTZ (U $ S 22990) Fiat Palio 1.4 Attractive Full (U $ S 20990) Kinetic Ford Fiesta 1.6 S (U $ S 20990) Geely GC 515 1.5 GL Hatchback (U $ S 18290) Hyundai Grand i10 GLS 1.25 Full (U $ S 20490) Hyundai Grand i10 GLS 1.25 Full (U $ S 20490) 1.6 16v Nissan March MY2014 Extra Full (U $ S 19990) Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2 GLS Extra Full (U $ S 19490) Suzuki Swift 1.2 16v VVT GL (U $ S 20990) Toyota Etios Hatchback 1.5 XLS (U $ S 22900) and Volkswagen Gol 1.6 Trendline Hatch (U $ S 22690).


In this second evolution Sandero returns to retrieve the place that never was able to win in the Renault range. While its loyal customers kept asking the Clio (now can not complain have two Clio in the range) the brother of Logan sought to conquer another type of consumer that the French brand had not looked in a while.

The Logan / Sandero / Duster was the answer. Products not with a great design but with a high level of practicality and interior space above all things the style is in the background. It is true everything is done at the cost of lower quality materials to which Renault had been getting used and mechanical or platforms with several years in production.

How Come? Providing them with all his followers drivers know and love: the K4M Logan and Sandero for example or F4R carrying the highest Duster. Renault looks with these models give buyers reliability and durability share what they will buy.

A customer who does not want mechanical with downsizing turbocharging start / stop system etc. To satisfy the user the brand has the Clio IV. Whoever buys a Sandero seeks to "keep it simple" as the slogan that people journalism books or cork billboards advertising agencies said. That user who says "give me my engine 'not drag' and that is not broken nothing more."

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With that premise in mind conquest products derived from the B0 platform Renault have gained their place in the Mercosur. Today the Logan enjoys good sales let alone Stepway or Duster leaders in their respective segments (which are not the same eye) and the Renault Sandero with the arguments that brings this second generation especially in terms of price and interior not soprenda them that he is expecting a similar long-term future but the market always have the last word.

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