160 hp Renault Sandero RS will be launched in H2 2015 - Brazil

10/03/2015 - 21:58 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

To boast a 2.0-liter engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Renault is planning to launch the sporty version of its popular subcompact hatch Sandero this year in Brazil and Russia. The Sandero RS will go on sale in Brazil in the second half of the year, according to a report on Noticias Automotivas. The performance-oriented version of the Sandero hatch was made public last August.

Renault Sandero side at Moscow Motor Show 2014
As per media reports, the RS will come with modified suspension, larger brakes and 17-inch wheels. Pictured is the Renault Sandero standard.

The hot hatch will be powered by a large 2.0-liter 16v flexi-fuel engine. A six-speed manual transmission will help deliver 160 hp of max power to the front wheels, enabling it a 0-100 km/h time of just 9 seconds. This engine is a re-tuned version of the one found on the Renault Duster sold in Brazil.

The aggressive Sandero RS will come with new bumpers and air intakes, side skirts, large honeycomb grille, dual-exhaust pipes, and chunky 17-inch wheels shod with low-profile tyres. A retuned suspension and larger brakes are further upgrades expected.

Dacia Sandero Black Touch dashboard at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The Sandero RS will also get sporty touches in the interior.

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Changes to hot hatch's interior may include a new multimedia system with powerful audio, custom finish sports seats, and minor cosmetic tweaks to exhibit the car’s sporty vibe.

[Source - NoticiasAutomotivas]

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