First sight: the new Dacia Spring


The refreshed entry-level EV may be the electric car we need now

Dacia introduced a refreshed Spring minicar at the Geneva Motor Show and it may be the electric car many have been waiting for. But why would an electric econobox be so desirable when high-style electric Porsches, Polestars, Teslas, and others seductively vie for our attention?

More on that in a minute. But first, a summary of the changes in the new model, which, incidentally, is coming to the UK, with orders opening 12 March. Exterior-wise, the Spring receives new sheet metal and fasciae to more closely align it with it larger siblings, the Duster, Jogger and Sandero. This means a more chunky design – not a bad thing, as it reinforces Dacia’s outdoor rugged aesthetic, even though the Spring is meant for the urban jungle, not the Black Forest, or, more to the point, the Carpathians.

The front fascia, in particular, has…

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