2021 Dacia Spring Electric Preview: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: 2021 Dacia Spring Electric
On sale: in spring 2021
Price from: start at at $27,000
The Spring is a revolution: as the lowest-priced electric city car on the market in Europe, it makes electric mobility even more accessible. With its disruptive SUV look, it boasts unprecedented roominess, a simple and reliable electric engine and a reassuring driving range. It is a versatile and practical city car.
The styling is near-identical to the Spring Electric concept car first shown back in March – itself related closely to the Renault Kwid sold in India. That means the city car shape is bulked up with some SUV styling cues like chunky wheel arch cladding, roof rails and an above-average ground clearance.
The charge port is hidden behind a panel in a flush front grille, which is flanked by twin headlamp units with a slim LED lighting signature. The wheels look like alloy items, but are actually pressed steel. Launch versions of the Spring get a contrasting orange finish for the door mirrors, roof bars and trim beneath the front grille.
Despite the SUV look, the Spring’s proportions are appropriate for urban driving: at 3,734mm long and 1,622 mm wide, it’s just marginally longer and wider than a Volkswagen up!, and much more compact than a typical supermini.
Dacia claims plenty of space inside the spring, with even the rear seats being accommodating enough for two adults. The glovebox, door pockets and a central storage box provide 23.1 litres of storage for front occupants, with further door cubbies in the back, too. For more substantial storage, the Spring gets a 300 litre boot – well above average for the city car segment.