Renault has rediscovered a practically forgotten niche in the Brazilian market, sporty versions of more mundane cars. The [Dacia] Sandero RS, besides the sporting décor, features mechanical changes that distinguish it from 'sporting' competition. Among the differences, the engine is the two-litre 16-valve borrowed from the upper level Duster in lieu of the 1.6-litre eight-valve that powers the top Sandero Dynamique version together with a slight improvement in power (148bhp compared with 146 bhp, on ethanol) with the same torque resulting in a somewhat more lively character, especially in the upper engine speed range.