Dacia Solenza

The Dacia Solenza was a subcompact/supermini liftback automobile produced by Romanian auto manufacturer Dacia. It was the last model on Dacia's own platform, but was one of the first models to benefit from Dacia's takeover by the French company Renault.

Dacia Solenza
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Overview
ManufacturerDacia
Production2003–2005
AssemblyMioveni, Romania
Zaporizhia, Ukraine (ZAZ)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSupermini
Body style5-door liftback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformDacia Nova
RelatedRenault Clio II
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,476 mm (97.5 in)
Length4,083 mm (160.7 in)
Width1,664 mm (65.5 in)
Height1,379 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight1,035 kg (2,282 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorDacia SuperNova
SuccessorDacia Sandero

HistoryEdit

 
Dacia Solenza rear

The Dacia Solenza was a small liftback produced from 2003 to 2005. It was a reshaped version of the Dacia SuperNova, which in turn was an improved version of the Dacia Nova. Production of the Solenza ceased in 2005, when Dacia Logan was introduced.

The Solenza was initially developed in five versions, depending on its features: Europa, Confort, Rapsodie, Clima and Scala. The top version was Scala, which included air conditioning, power steering, alloy wheels, driver airbag, electric windows, a CD player and many other features known for the first time on a Dacia car. The air conditioning was not available with the diesel engine because they were not compatible, so the top version for the diesel range was designated Avantage.[2] A no frills version called Europa was introduced in 2004, lacking window tint, painted bumpers, side moldings or tachometer.[3] The car shared engines, gearbox and several interior parts with the second generation Renault Clio. It was released with a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.9-litre Diesel engine.[4][5][6][7]

EnginesEdit

Name Capacity Type Power Torque Top speed Acceleration 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) City consumption Highway consumption
E7J
1.4 MPI
1390 cc 8 valves SOHC 75 hp (56 kW; 76 PS) at 5250 rpm 114 N⋅m (84 lb⋅ft) at 2800 rpm 165 km/h (103 mph) 13.1 s 8.5 L/100 km (33 mpg‑imp; 28 mpg‑US) 5.6 L/100 km (50 mpg‑imp; 42 mpg‑US)
F8Q
1.9 Diesel
1870 cc 8 valves SOHC 63 hp (47 kW; 64 PS) at 4500 rpm 120 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) at 2250 rpm 155 km/h (96 mph) 16.9 s 5.2 L/100 km (54 mpg‑imp; 45 mpg‑US) 4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg‑imp; 50 mpg‑US)

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Novyee supernovoi" (in Russian). Autocentre.ua. 21 July 2003. Archived from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Dacia Solenza" (in Romanian). Masini.ro. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Solenza" (in French). Degriottier.free.fr. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Solenza 1.4 Specifications". Carfolio.com. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Solenza Diesel Specifications". Carfolio.com. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Solenza Scala Review". Autoshow.ro. 15 April 2006. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Dacia Solenza - Fisa tehnica". DaciaGroup.com. 12 May 2004. Archived from the original on 12 May 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2011.

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