Renault would he have smelled the right vein with its entry-level brand? The answer we will undoubtedly have in a few months but in the meantime, the French giant at Losange has just unveiled via its Dacia subsidiary, the Spring. It is no more and no less than the cheapest 100% electric SUV in the world. Quite interesting in many ways, the Dacia Spring has everything to become a bestseller. We take stock of this newcomer to the zero emission world.
Dacia Spring, what to say?
The Dacia brand, which now belongs to the Renault group, was unknown to the French automotive landscape 20 years ago.
And for good reason, only Poland or Hungary and Austria were growth markets for a brand that has always specialized in low-cost vehicles.
But since its takeover by Renault precisely, it is the French who are spoiled because of the excellent quality / price ratio of Dacia models.
And the latest addition to the firm, its first zero-emission car, should win unanimous support in a now ultra-competitive market.
Then Dacia felt it since the firm offers its Spring from the outset at 10,900 euros. After deduction of the conversion bonus.
A premium version of the car will be offered later next year. At 17,000 euros. Which, even at this level, makes the Spring a great affordable vehicle.
What about the rest?
On a purely technical level, we find on board this Dacia Spring a modest 33 kW engine. Or 44 ch. Not enough to panic the counters, but rather an efficient engine that offers a pleasant driving experience.
In addition, the Spring has enough batteries to last 220 km. A long-range version is planned with at most 300 km of road to cover.