Guide to Renault Sandero in South Africa

Want a budget-friendly hatchback that is light on fuel, spacious and comfortable, and can handle tough terrain? Renault has just the answer for you – their Sandero and Stepway compact crossovers.

Don't let the badge fool you; this is not solely a Renault product. The French automaker created the Sandero along with its Romanian subsidiary company, Dacia, with the two brands partnering up to market the vehicle to emerging markets such as South Africa and Russia.

Renault has made every effort for the Sandero to be a great value-for-money deal, going as far as to offer free car insurance for one year after purchase along with a service plan and warranty.

Is the deal good enough to persuade more people to consider the Renault Sandero and Stepway compact crossovers? Keep reading and decide for yourself.

A brief history of Renault Sandero

The Sandero was launched as a budget-friendly alternative for those who wanted an efficient and affordable vehicle that wasn't drab and dreary. It was developed by Renault's Technocentre in Paris, France, and was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Sandero has been branded as either Renault or Dacia depending on the country, with some European countries getting both versions.

In 2008, the compact hatchback and compact crossover versions of the Sandero were unveiled.

In 2012, Renault unveiled the second-generation Sandero models with updated styling and added features.

Renault Sandero details

Designed to be a compact and affordable family vehicle, the Renault Sandero offers excellent value for money.

The boxy design is complimented by curved styling cues all around the car, from the headlights to the arching roof. The Sandero Stepway crossover adds even more unique design elements to the overall package, with the roof racks and raised ride height giving it a different perspective.

On the inside, the Renault Sandero continues its mix of boxy and curvy design. The interior is dominated by a large square infotainment screen that creates your own personalised entertainment system, all housed in a rounded mould.

The baseline Renault Sandero Expression produces 66 kW and 135 Nm of torque with a claimed combined fuel cycle consumption of 5.2 L/100 km. It emits 119 g/km of CO2.

Buying a Renault Sandero

Renault South Africa offers in-house car financing solutions with 24/7 access to account information, making the Sandero even more attractive to buyers.

The Sandero and Stepway models are available at any Renault South Africa dealership located across the country.

The entry-level Renault Sandero 66 kW Turbo Expression is available from R184,900 or R2,999 per month with free car insurance for one year.

Alternatively you can use our car quotes tool to get discounted quotes from accredited dealers.


Renault Sandero warranty

The Renault Sandero service plan is valid for two-years and comes standard with a five-year/150,000 km motor warranty plan. Roadside assistance is also included and covers up to five years/150,000 km.

To learn more about the warranty and service plans, connect with your nearest dealership or visit the Renault South Africa website to chat with an agent online.

Renault Sandero insurance

According to the vehicle theft risk report by car recovery agency, Ctrack, Renault is in the top 10 highest risk automotive brands in the country. This will be factored into any quote you get when you're applying for Renault Sandero car insurance.

Car insurance for one year is a great deal by anyone standards. However, once that first year is up, it's time to shop around for car insurance quotes. Visit the car insurance comparison tool and get a range of quotes in minutes to find the best deal for your Renault Sandero.

Prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing this article. The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial, legal, or medical advice.