Dacia to unveil new generation of the Spring
Along with its 2023 sales figures, the Renault Group announced that there will be a new edition of the 3.73-metre-long four-seater. It states that the new Dacia Spring will be given a complete visual overhaul. The order books for the successor open in March, and deliveries will begin in the summer.
However, the EV may not just get a new look. According to InsideEVs, the new edition of the Dacia Spring could also get completely new technology. The report speculates that the model, which was previously based on a mixed platform, may be based on a pure EV platform, which could mean a slimmed-down version of the technology of the electric Renault 5 EV. Like the new Dacia Spring, the Renault will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show at the end of February. “This would also make sense because Renault CEO Luca di Meo surprisingly showed an electric Twingo for 2025/26 last year, starting at around 20,000 euros. The carmaker must also react to the Citroën EV-C3, which starts at 23,300 euros and will be offered for 19,990 euros in the long term,” writes InsideEVs.
Dacia sold 61,803 units of the current Spring last year, 26.4 per cent more than in 2022. According to the manufacturer, it is the third best-selling electric model in the European private market. In Germany, the carmaker is offering a discount of 10,000 euros to boost sales further. That means the model is available for as little as 12,750 euros as part of a promotion that runs until the end of March.
Dacia states that the Spring has been sold more than 30,000 times in Germany since its debut in autumn 2021. The strongest sales year was 2022, with 14,369 units, partly due to the higher environmental bonus of up to 9,570 euros. In 2023, Dacia sold 12,406 Springs in Germany.
The vehicle has a 26.8 kWh battery and a WLTP range of 230 kilometres. In WLTP City, up to 305 kilometres are possible. In addition to the low purchase price, maintenance intervals of 30,000 kilometres will also reduce costs for customers. Dacia offers a battery warranty of eight years or 120,000 kilometres, with a guaranteed minimum charging capacity of 75 per cent.