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2009 Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG Launched

March 19th, 2009
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Following the launch of Dacia Sandero dCi 70 and dCi 85 (120g of CO2/km), Dacia Sandero 1.2 16V (139g of CO2/km) in February, 2009, Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG - which qualifies for the Dacia eco² signature - rounds off Dacia's line-up of economical, ecological versions.

With CO2 emissions of just 135g/km, Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG is an ecologically friendly car. LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is respectful of the environment. In the case of a 1.4-litre engine, using LPG fuel results in a CO2 emissions saving of almost 20 per cent compared with exclusive use of petrol. LPG contains neither sulphur, lead nor benzene, and its combustion does not produce any particulates.

Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG is economical, both to buy and run. The pump price of LPG is particularly competitive, and is the cheapest fuel in France at an average price of €0.66/litre. It is also available across the country in 1,850 service stations. LPG vehicles qualify for generous tax incentives, too: Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG emits less than 140g of CO2 /km and is consequently eligible for the country's €2,000 eco-bonus. On top of that, registration documents for LPG vehicles are either entirely or partially tax-free in many of France's departments.

It is also worth noting that Dacia Sandero is a dual-mode vehicle with separate tanks for petrol and gas. Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG thus offers fuel-flexibility - the driver selects the fuel type thanks to a button located at the bottom of the gearbox - along with record range. Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG can cover up to 1,200km on full tanks of petrol and gas.

Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG is a safe vehicle. The LPG hardware was designed by the world's leading specialist, Landi Renzo and is fitted at the Pitesti plant in Romania. Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG complies fully with the group's exacting safety standards, as well as with the appropriate European safety standards (ECE 67-01). The steel fuel tank is extremely strong and, in keeping with European legislation, is equipped with a long list of safety equipment: anti-return valve, fill limiter (80 per cent), flow restrictor and solenoid safety valve.

The LPG tank has been fitted to keep the boot capacity (320 dm3 VDA) of the Dacia Sandero, confirming the unbeatable price/equipment/roominess ratio of the vehicle.

Last but by no means least, the 1.4 engine (K7J) is reliable and robust, as it has demonstrated under the bonnet of numerous other Renault and Dacia models. To enable it to run on LPG, it has undergone specific modifications (specially treated valves and valve seats).

The 1.4 engine complies fully with the criteria of cost, robustness and ease of servicing which characterize all Dacias. Its maximum power output is 55kW (75hp) at 5,500rpm, while peak torque stands at 112Nm at 3,000rpm. As is the case with all the group's petrol engines, the servicing interval for the 1.4 engine is every 30,000km or every two years, irrespective of the type of fuel employed (petrol or gas). The car's first scheduled service is after its first 15,000km on the road.

Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty.

DACIA SANDERO 1.4 LPG COMES IN A CHOICE OF THREE EQUIPMENT LEVELS

SANDERO equipment level (standard equipment):
• Black upper grille surround
• Body colour front and rear bumpers
• 15-inch steel wheels with mini-wheeltrims
• Black exterior mirrors, manually adjustable from inside the car
• Demisting rear screen and rear wiper
• Tinted glass
• Black exterior door handles
• Folding one-piece rear benchseat
• Stowage bins in front doors
• Coded immobilizer
• Driver's side front airbag
• Disconnectable front passenger front airbag
• ABS + EBA (Emergency Brake Assist)
• Three rear three-point inertia reel seatbelts
• Height-adjustable front headrests
• Three rear headrests
• Rev-counter
• Heating and ventilation system with 4 levels

Options:
• Metallic paint €400


AMBIANCE equipment level (standard equipment) = Sandero equipment level, plus:
• Black exterior door handles
• Body colour upper grille surround
• Body colour front and rear bumpers
• Black side protective mouldings
• 15-inch steel wheels with wheeltrims
• Folding one-piece rear benchseat
• Stowage bins in front doors
• ABS + EBA (Emergency Brake Assist)
• Driver's side front airbag
• Disconnectable front passenger front airbag
• Height-adjustable front seatbelts
• Three rear three-point inertia reel seatbelts
• Height-adjustable front headrests
• Three rear headrests
• Coded immobilizer
• Rev-counter
• Power steering
• Demisting rear screen and rear wiper
• Black exterior mirrors, manually adjustable from inside the car
• Central locking
• Tinted glass
• Heating and ventilation system with 4 levels
• Front passenger sun visor with vanity mirror
• Removable ashtray
• Boot light
• Air recycling
• Radio pre-equipment

Options:
• Front head/thorax lateral airbags €300
(includes front seatbelts with pyrotechnical pretensioners, New generation fixed front headrests)
• Foglamps €200
• Manual climate control €900
• Electric Pack €250
• 2x15W radio-CD €290
• Metallic paint €400

LAURÉATE equipment level (standard equipment) = Ambiance equipment level, plus:
• Chrome upper grille surround
• Body colour side protective mouldings
• Electrically-adjustable body colour exterior mirrors
• Foglamps
• Satin-finish chrome exterior door handles
• Satin-finish chrome door panel trim
• Cloth door panel inserts
• Height-adjustable driver's seat
• Driver's sun visor
• Lit glovebox
• Door open warning light
• Radio frequency remote central locking
• Electric front windows
• 60/40-split folding rear benchseat
• Satin-finish chrome door pull handles
• Height-adjustable steeringwheel
• Map pockets on back of front seats
• Front head/thorax lateral airbags
• Front seatbelts with pyrotechnical pretensioners
• New generation fixed front headrests
• Front door sill

Options:
• 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels €500
• Manual climate control €900
• 4x15W radio-CD €320
• 4x15W radio-CD with MP3 playback €390
• Electric rear windows €150
• Metallic paint €400


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