DACIA SANDERO IS CAR DEALER MAGAZINE'S 'MID-SIZED USED CAR OF THE YEAR' 2017

  • Dacia Sandero voted ‘Mid-Sized Used Car Of The Year’ in the Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards
  • Judges praise the five-door hatchback for its value and durability
  • Award underlines its ‘shockingly affordable’ status as both a new and used car
  • Most affordable new car on sale in the UK – priced from only £5,995

The unrivalled value of the multi-award winning Dacia Sandero has seen it win another trophy — the ‘shockingly affordable’ hatchback taking the title of ‘Mid-sized Used Car Of The Year’ at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2017.

With the Dacia Sandero already the most affordable new car on sale today in the UK – costing as little as £5,995 – the award recognises its star quality in the used car market.

Not only did the leading automotive industry title’s judges praise the no-nonsense Sandero for how it offers so much for so little, they also singled out its robust build quality as a major benefit to pre-owned car buyers.

Making a significant contribution to the judges’ decision to award the Sandero was data from Auto Trader, cap hpi and Glass’s, which looked at residual values and the duration it took for vehicles to be sold.

The Car Dealer Magazine annual Used Car awards, celebrate the best of the best in the used car sector with awards spanning more than 20 categories.

James Baggott, CEO of Baize Group and Founder of Car Dealer Magazine, said: “Mid-sized cars are central to the success of dealerships up and down the country, offering a more usable practicality than city cars but still being affordable to run.”

“The Dacia Sandero is one of the most affordable new cars around, but it still remains a strong player in the used market. It offers great value for buyers and the durability of the product means it stands the test of time.”

On the Dacia Sandero notching up another award win, Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “We are delighted to add another award to Dacia’s trophy cabinet and it’s very pleasing to see that not only is the Sandero leading the way when it comes to being an excellent new car purchase, it’s also proving to be just as desirable as a used car. With its proven reliability, unbeatable value, low running costs and standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty, buying a pre-owned Sandero offers fantastic peace-of-mind to cost-conscious customers.”

The multi-award winning Dacia Sandero is priced from £5,995 – making it the most affordable new car on sale in the UK – while it is also the most affordable new car with air conditioning by a margin of nearly £1,500. Dacia Sandero customers can choose from three trim levels – Access, Ambiance and Lauréate. Depending on specification, it is available with a choice of two efficient petrol engines and one diesel, with the dCi 90 engine returning up to 80.7mpg (NEDC combined) and emitting only 90g/km CO2.

For more details on the Dacia range, visit www.dacia.co.uk

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About Dacia

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. Dacia produces spacious, robust, high-quality vehicles of original design that are affordable for everybody.

Dacia vehicles offer exceptional value for money. Reliable and resistant, they embody the best of Renault expertise. Relaunched by parent company Groupe Renault in 2004, the Dacia 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 the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan MCV. The concept continues to enjoy great success with over 4.5 million Dacias sold in Europe since the brand’s revival in 2004. 

Dacia launched in the UK in January 2013 and enjoyed the most successful start ever for a new car brand in the UK. Dacia was rated as one of the best car manufacturers for reliability in the 2017 Which? Car Guide – out of 36 rivals including many luxury brands. The Dacia Sandero has been awarded the title of “Best Small Car under £12,000” by What Car? for five consecutive years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). The Dacia Duster was named TopGear magazine’s “Bargain of the Year 2012” at launch. Over 100,000 Dacia vehicles have been sold in the UK to date.

For further information please visit www.press.renault.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Jeremy Townsend
Communications Director
jeremy.townsend@renault.co.uk – 01923 697592 – 07977 289327

Matthew Bendall
Press Relations Manager
matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
callum.chamberlain@renault.co.uk – 01923 697512 – 07989 434003

Chloe Yemm
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
chloe.yemm@renault.co.uk – 01923 697342 – 07773 048531

Oliver Lowe
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – LCV & Fleet
Oliver.lowe@renault.co.uk - 01923 697878 - 07816 397540

Lisa Haworth-Langford
Press Fleet & Events Manager
lisa.haworth-langford@renault.co.uk – 01923 697537 – 07968 128886

Charlie Roper
Press Relations Coordinator
charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 - 07816 641843

Emma Stacey
Communications Assistant
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