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It is the latest in the Romanian manufacturer’s range, and yet it is already undergoing a makeover. Dacia Spring takes on the colors of the new Dacia brand identity, just like its counterparts. The electric city car thus features new colors and, above all, a new logo on the front.

The Spring’s complete grille receives the Dacia Link, the brand’s new emblem. Surrounded by horizontal motifs, this logo appears to join the LED daytime running lights. As in the other models, it is available in the center of the Mola rims.

A new body color for spring

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At the level of the rear face and on the underside of the doors, there are also minimalist inscriptions that recall the name of the model, its electric motorization or the name of the manufacturer. The little Spring is presented in a new body color called Lichen Khaki, which is contrasted by the metallic gray of the roof bars and mirror shells.

One charge allows you to travel between 230 and 305 kilometers

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From a technical point of view, nothing changes for this Dacia Spring. After the remodeling, the city car still has a 44 horsepower E-Tech electric motor associated with a 26.8 kWh battery that gives it a maximum range of 230 kilometers in the mixed WLTP cycle and 305 kilometers in the urban WLTP cycle. Various types of charging are possible, but the fastest is direct current (DC) charging at 30 kW. This lets you go from 0 to 80% charge in fifty minutes, according to Dacia.

Update on Dacia Spring equipment in 2022

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Restyled Dacia Spring (2022)Photo credit – Dacia

In terms of equipment, the remodeled Spring still benefits from a 7-inch touchscreen associated with the Media Nav multimedia system, power steering, rear radars and reversing camera, speed limiter, emergency braking assistance, active emergency braking. , or automatic lighting of the lights.

Increase of almost €3,000 to the Spring price

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Restyled Dacia Spring (2022)Photo Credit – Autonews

With Basic Essential finish, Dacia Spring is priced at €19,800 excluding options and excluding green bonuses. This model is also available for long-term rental (LLD) of more than 49 months or 40,000 kilometers for €108 per month, with a first rent of €7,900. A little better equipped, the Expression finish is available from €21,300. Prices have increased significantly, as when it launched in 2021, the Spring floor price was set at €16,990.

3 questions about Dacia Spring restyling

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What is the theoretical range of the city car?

Regardless of the finish chosen (Essential or Expression), the Dacia Spring has a 26.8 kWh battery. According to DAcia, this allows you to enjoy an electric range of 230 kilometers in a combined cycle. In urban areas, this range improves, reaching up to 305 kilometers. Everything then depends on the driving style adopted by the driver. But to maximize autonomy, Dacia Spring has an Eco mode.

What are the opinions on Electric Spring?

Conducted in June 2021, our Dacia Spring test highlights the city car’s full equipment, as well as its very spacious trunk and the comfort of its rear seat. Our test shows, however, that its chassis lacks rigor or that its road behavior is not very versatile. But these small flaws are compensated for by the ease and smoothness of driving. The range – around 200 kilometers in reality – is more than enough for short daily trips.

What is its price in 2022?

It’s the cheapest electric car on the market! Dacia is selling its small electric spring from €19,800, excluding options and state green bonuses. This price is for the Basic Essential finish. Spring Essential is also available for long-term lease (LLD) for €108 per month, with an initial rent plus €7,900 that can be offset by the green bonus. This contract is for 49 months, or 40,000 kilometers. Finally, the Expression finish – a little better equipped – starts at €21,300 in 2022.

in short

In just over a year of marketing, its price has increased by around €3,000. The small electric Dacia Spring is bearing the brunt of rising raw material prices, forcing Dacia to raise its prices. Count at least €19,800 to give you this emission-free city car in 2022. Especially as the Primavera receives a slight overhaul to match the rest of the Dacia range. Its front features the new Dacia Link logo and its bodywork a new color called Lichen Kaki. The 44 horsepower electric motor does not evolve, it is always associated with a 26.8 kWh battery that provides between 230 and 305 kilometers of autonomy.

Quentin Gueroult

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