FIVE YEARS ON - DACIA SANDERO STILL THE MOST AFFORDABLE CAR IN THE UK

  • Dacia Sandero still the most affordable car available in the UK five years after first going on sale
  • Sandero Access SCe 75 now priced at £6,995 OTR, remaining over £1,000 less than the nearest competitor
  • Ambiance trim – with air conditioning, DAB radio and electric front windows available for only £800 more

Many things have increased in price since 2013 when the Dacia Sandero first arrived in the UK. However, despite a recent facelift and improvements, the entry-level Sandero Access has always maintained its ‘shockingly affordable’ claim of being the most affordable car on sale in the UK. Dacia has today announced its first price rise for the Sandero Access in over five years – and still remains the most affordable new car on sale in the UK. By over one thousand pounds.

Priced at £6,995 the Sandero Access SCe 75 is not just about the affordable initial purchase price. It recently came out on top of the cap hpi Pence Per Mile list, with a pence per mile cost, that takes into account all day to day running costs and depreciation, of just 20.63p – ahead of every other car on sale in the UK today. Dacia also took second and third places in this report.1

Demonstrating that the Sandero is not just about an extremely affordable price are the numerous recent awards it’s picked up – notably for the Ambiance TCe 90 version, What Car?’s ‘Best Small Car up to £12,000’ for the last six years.

Standard specification on the entry-level Access trim includes ABS, ESC, Hill start assist, front airbags, ISOFIX and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), LED daytime running lights and 15-inch ‘Tarkine’ wheels.

Moving to the next trim level up – Ambiance – brings with it air conditioning (the most affordable car on sale in the UK with this feature as standard), DAB radio and front electric windows, for only £800 more.

With such an affordable price and a strong residual value, the Dacia Sandero Access SCe 75 is an extremely attractive purchase via the Dacia Dimensions PCP offer. With just a £1,367 deposit, customers pay just £89 a month – including a £250 deposit contribution from Dacia.

Further information on the Dacia model range, current offers and full terms and conditions, is available at www.dacia.co.uk .

Notes

1 The cap hpi PPM list rates cars on a combination of purchase price and day-to-day motoring expenses such as insurance, road tax, servicing, fuel cost and even depreciation over a typical three year or 30,000 miles ownership period. The Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access took joint first place with the Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Ai, both with a running cost of just 20.63p per mile. In third place was the Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access with a cost per mile of just 24.03p.

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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 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 one of only four out of 36 manufacturers to receive five-star reliability ratings in the 2017 Which? Car Survey, outperforming many well established and premium brands. The Dacia Sandero has been awarded the title of “Best Small Car under £12,000” by What Car? for six consecutive years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). The New Dacia Logan MCV was named as Most Highly Rated Car at the 2017 Honest John Awards in 2017. More than 120,000 Dacia vehicles have been sold in the UK to date.

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

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations
matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

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

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

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

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
emma.stacey@renault.co.uk – 01923 697363

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