Dacia has formally confirmed that the Spring all-electric metropolis automotive will get its first facelift in 2024, and it’ll get “vital enhancements in design and gear.”
The Renault-owned carmaker additionally confirmed that the facelifted Dacia Spring may also enter the UK market from 2024, after launching in mainland Europe in March 2021 and promoting over 120,000 copies since.
“We’re thrilled that Dacia Spring will come to the UK in 2024. It’ll actually be well worth the wait! It’ll actually plug a niche within the UK electrical automotive marketplace for a extremely usable, high quality EV that will not break the financial institution and which makes electrical automobile possession extra life like than ever.”
Luke Broad, Dacia Model Director for the UK
Xavier Martinet, Dacia’s Senior Vice President for Advertising and Operations, added that “it’s now the suitable time to introduce a pure electrical automobile” to the UK seeing as Dacia gross sales within the nation are surging year-on-year. “I am assured that Spring will we be as standard within the UK because it has proved all through the remainder of Europe,” Martinet mentioned.
Whereas we all know the refreshed Dacia Spring is coming in 2024, particulars on the updates stay scarce. Dacia’s design boss David Durand instructed Autocar that the present model of Europe’s most inexpensive EV is “missing a little bit of modernity” and it “must be reconsidered to precise extra of this electrical development.”
Durand mentioned the facelifted Spring will not stray too removed from the present automotive, as “the final recipe of the Spring is an efficient one.”
This probably means the 2024 Spring will stay a child crossover with upright proportions, protecting physique cladding, and first rate floor clearance. Anticipate styling upgrades corresponding to new gentle signatures, wheel designs, shade choices and trim components that may convey it nearer in step with the remainder of Dacia’s lineup.
An inside refresh can be a risk, with the Spring prone to get new tech options and supplies. For the reason that facelifted mannequin will stay based mostly on Renault Group’s CMF-A platform, the drivetrain could not see many adjustments.
The Dacia Spring at the moment has a single-motor, front-wheel-drive powertrain consisting of a 44-horsepower motor and a 28.6-kilowatt-hour battery; it gives a WLTP driving vary of 140 miles (230 kilometers) and it is priced from $18,850 (17,300 euros) in France.
In early 2023, Dacia additionally launched a extra highly effective 64-hp Excessive variant paired with the identical battery – possibly Dacia will make this the usual powertrain for the facelifted mannequin. We’ll be taught if that is the case subsequent 12 months, when Dacia mentioned it might launch full particulars of the refresh, together with launch date, pricing and specs.