Renault Sandero RS receives a minor facelift

Renault launched the facelifted Sandero RS for the South American market with minor cosmetic tweaks. The model which was presented in 2015, is based on the Dacia M0 platform.

Visually, the updated Sandero is distinguished by the redesigned tailights with LED graphics, the new 17″ wheels, the red brake calipers and the new decals on the sides. The rest of the bodykit that includes sporty bumpers, F1-style blade, larger side sills, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and dual exhaust pipes is a carryover from its predecessor.

Mechanically the Sandero RS remains the same, with the naturally aspirated 2.0 liter engine producing 145 hp (107 kw) of power and 201 Nm of torque when running on gasoline, or 150 hp (110 kW) of power and 205 Nm of torque when running on ethanol. The engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission allowing a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 8,0 seconds and a top speed of 202 km/h.

Buyers can choose between Fire Red, Étoile Silver, Nacré Black or White metallic color for the exterior. Inside we find sports seats, fabric upholstery with carbon fiber look and red stitching.

The driver can select his favorite driving mode (Standard, Sport, Sport+) from the RS Drive system, while equipment includes electro-hydraulic steering, four wheel disc brakes, traction control, ESP, hill start assist, automatic climate control, rear view camera, cruise control and speed limiter.

The Sandero RS starts from 69,690 Real in Brazil which is the equivalent of 25,987 Australian Dollars.