Everything that changes on the new Dacia Spring compared to the current version


The Dacia Spring has just received a design update. Beyond aesthetics, other new features also accompany this evolution of the model.

The second best-selling electric car in France in 2023 is going through the restyling box. Dacia has just made official this February 21 a major update of its only 100% electric model. The exterior and interior design of the Dacia Spring has taken on a major facelift, but slightly less visible changes are also on the agenda.

If we are going to call the model “new Dacia Spring”, everything is not really new. The Dacia Spring uses the same technical base (platform, engine and battery), but that does not prevent it from gaining technological equipment and comfort of use.

Interior changes that are not just aesthetic

This article will not specifically go over all the aesthetic changes to the model, our first impressions of the new Dacia Spring have already been published. It would probably take too long to list all the changes to the model’s design.

The interior of the Dacia 2024 is in any case incommensurate with the former, particularly rustic environment of the model. It’s a real leap forward in terms of perceived quality (despite the basic materials) and technology. And this, even if there are still some remnants of the past, with key start.

The main new features to remember are:

  • The digital dashboard with 7-inch screen, which provides a personalized display of remaining range, consumption and driving aids
  • The large 10-inch multimedia screen, standard on the high finish called Extreme, but optional on the intermediate finish. The Media Nav Live system offers connected navigation (for 8 years) and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
  • The new 3-spoke steering wheel is now also height adjustable
  • The new speed selector which no longer goes through a wheel that operates haphazardly.

Dacia is also promoting a series of new Youclip accessories which can allow you to enhance your interior with small, practical storage spaces.

Developments for driving

We will have to wait for road tests to be able to judge the relevance of some of these additions, but the Dacia Spring is making progress.

Dacia Spring new gear selector with B mode // Source: Dacia
Dacia Spring new gear selector with B mode // Source: Dacia

A “Mode B” has appeared on the gear selector to obtain a regenerative brake on the Dacia Spring. We should not count too much on the integration of one-pedal driving as some electric car drivers like so much, but “Mode B” is already a plus compared to the old version of the model.

The Dacia Spring also complies with European regulations by adopting driving aids which are about to become mandatory on this new Spring:

  • Automatic emergency braking (urban/peri-urban with vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle detection),
  • Recognition of traffic signs with overspeed alert,
  • Rear parking assistance,
  • The emergency stop signal,
  • Lane change alert,
  • Lane keeping assistance,
  • The driver attention monitoring system
  • Emergency call (eCall).

Some other new features to remember

Despite a beefier look, the Dacia Spring only saw its weight increase by 6 kg, or only 0.6% more. The Dacia Spring 2024 therefore remains below the ton, with an empty weight of 984 kg, notwithstanding the addition of driving aids and new standard equipment. It’s a nice balancing act carried out by the Dacia teams.

Trunk of the Dacia Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for NumeramaTrunk of the Dacia Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama
Trunk of the Dacia Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama

The trunk of the Dacia Spring also gains a few additional liters (+ 6%) to reach 308 liters of capacity. This allows for up to 1,004 liters of storage by folding the rear seats. Not so bad for a car only 3.70 m long, it beats several competitors. To stay on the theme of storage, an accessory is available as an option to create a frunk (front trunk) under the hood of the Dacia Spring. Sufficient space to be able to slip in a charging cable for example. It’s pretty smart, even if it requires spending a little more.

Accessory to have a frunk under the hood of the Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for NumeramaAccessory to have a frunk under the hood of the Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama
Accessory to have a frunk under the hood of the Spring // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama

The Dacia Spring also surprises by adding bi-directional charging on the highest finish. This is something new for Dacia. Even if the interest of V2L (vehicle to load) still remains a bit of a gadget for many drivers, it is a little extra to mention.

The new Spring may be available in a 2-seater company vehicle version and a version designed for car-sharing fleets is also available.

Dacia Spring and its optional bi-directional charger // Source: Raphaelle Baut for NumeramaDacia Spring and its optional bi-directional charger // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama
Dacia Spring and its optional bi-directional charger // Source: Raphaelle Baut for Numerama

Finally, the last change to remember: is that the 65 hp (48 kW) engine is no longer limited only to the Extreme version, but is also available on the intermediate Expression finish. The 45 hp engine is available on the entry-level Essential and Expression.

Orders for the new Dacia Spring will be open in the spring, prices for the different finishes will be communicated at that time. The first deliveries are expected for summer 2024.


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