The Brazil-spec Sandero, Stepway, and Sandero R.S. could get these changes early next year.
The patent images reveal the full suite of exterior changes the 2018 Renault Sandero is expected to receive. Compared to the model currently on sale in Brazil, the images reveal a revised front bumper with updated fog lamp enclosures and chrome finish grille louvers. The more prominent change to the rear is in the form of an updated taillight cluster with a Renault Megane like profile that extends towards the insignia placed on the boot lid. Also new is the alloy wheel design finished in black and quite similar to the India-spec Renault Duster's gun metal finish rims.
The exterior changes will extend to the Renault Sandero based Stepway. The R.S. variant of the Sandero could also get similar updates.
In Brazil, Renault offers the Sandero with a 1.0 L SCe petrol engine paired with an AMT gearbox. It produces 79 hp (petrol)/82 hp (ethanol) and 10.2 kgfm (petrol)/10.5 kgfm (ethanol). The other engine option is a 4-cylinder 1.6 L SCe petrol making 16.0 kgfm (Petrol)/16.0 kgfm (Ethanol) and 115 hp (petrol)/118 hp (ethanol). The updated 2018 Renault Sandero is expected to replace the AMT unit with a CVT and gain engine stop/start tech.