MotorMartin has looked at Dacia before, highlighting their recent achievements and was fortunate enough to spend an enjoyable time driving the very accomplished Duster Laureate earlier this year, concluding that the Duster was an excellent fit for MotorMartin’s ‘real life’ motoring philosophy.
News then that the Paris Motor Show is to provide an opportunity for Dacia to celebrate another year of new sales records has recently reached the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and is certainly proof that there are a lot of customers out there that want both the practical features and value that is at the centre of Dacia’s business. Dacia have also said that they are to take the opportunity that the Paris Show offers to share the changes made to the range line up, including: the New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV, which are more attractive than ever, but still the most affordable new cars in Europe.
To the exterior, the front end has been reconfigured on all three models, giving a recognisable Dacia family look. The updated bumper, grille, and air vents confirm the robust nature of the range whilst the new lights, which now use LEDs, are more elegant and modern looking as they form four rectangles, creating the new Dacia lighting signature. The rear lights have also been redesigned in the same spirit. The interior has alsoreceived plenty of attention with updates to the features, materials, ergonomics, storage areas, and more.
Dacia has a long history associated with Renault, the French brand first working with Dacia plants in Romania in the 1960s, before acquiring them fully in 1999. The brand concept is simple: to shake up preconceived ideas and to do so, Dacia produces spacious, robust, high-quality vehicles of original design that are affordable for everybody.
Dacia have shared with MotorMartin that in their opinion, their vehicles offer exceptional value for money, are reliable and resistant, have a three-year warranty and embody the best of Renault expertise. Since 2004, the range has been expanding constantly and buyers have a wide array of vehicles to choose from, ranging from Dacia Duster, a sporty all-terrain vehicle, to light commercial vehicles or family vehicles such as Dacia Logan MCV.
Dacia have also proved to be very popular in the UK, winning numerous awards from a variety of different sources including:
What Car? ‘Best Small Car under £12,000’ – Sandero (2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013)
Auto Express Driver Power 2016 – Dacia in top 5 of 32 brands (2016, 2015, 2014)
Auto Express Driver Power Dealer Satisfaction 2016 – Dacia 2nd overall in the industry for service experience – ahead of all premium and luxury brands.
Which? Car Guide 2016 – Dacia ranked 4th out of 34 brands for customer satisfaction
Rather impressively, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the concept continues to enjoy great success with over 4 million Dacias sold in Europe since the brand’s revival in 2004 and since launching in the UK in January 2013, over 78,000 Dacia models have been sold.
MotorMartin is certainly looking forward to testing the updated range once they become available.
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