ALL-NEW DACIA DUSTER WINS BEST OFF-ROADER IN PARKERS NEW CAR AWARDS

  • All-New Duster wins the first ever Parkers Best Off-Roader award
  • Duster praised by the judges for its higher quality interior and compelling price
  • Parkers team judged the winning cars on a combination of cost per month, value, quality, excellence and fitness for purpose
  • All-New Duster is still the UK’s most affordable SUV, starting at £9,995

The All-New Dacia Duster has been crowned Best Off-Roader by the Parkers team as part of its New Car Awards 2019, with the Duster praised as “the perfect choice” for the award. The judges recognised the off-road capabilities of Duster as being unstoppable in some of the world’s most hostile environments with the new model only building on this toughness. The All-New Duster was also praised as being more refined and better to drive, with a higher quality interior than before, all at an affordable price.

Speaking on the win for the All-New Duster, Parkers Editor, Keith Adams said: “The Duster really is all things to all people, and clear proof that Dacia is a car manufacturer on the move. Low-cost PCP and keen list prices might drive people into showrooms for this family SUV with great off-road potential, but the car’s all-round excellence are what will have them returning time and time again.”

The Parkers New Car Awards moves into its second year after a successful launch last year. The categories are designed to reflect the requirements of Britain’s car-buying public with the winners were all chosen based on the buying habits of the website’s 2.9+ million users actively involved in the buying process. The winning cars have been tested rigorously by the Parkers.co.uk team, which judged them on a combination of cost per month, value, quality, excellence and fitness for purpose.

Commenting on the latest award win for Dacia, Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK said: “We’re incredibly pleased that the Duster has won the first ever Parkers Best Off-Roader award. Just a few months after the car went on sale here in the UK it’s great to see that the All-New Duster is proving as popular with the industry as the previous model, by offering an unbeatable combination of ruggedness, quality and value for money.”

All-New Duster went on sale in the UK earlier this year, starting at £9,995, with a host of new improvements over the previous model. Every single body panel on the car is new, with a fully revised interior for better quality and comfort as well as featuring many new technologies and safety features never before available on the Dacia range.

To find out more about the All-New Dacia Duster please visit: dacia.co.uk/vehicles/our-range/all-new-duster.html.

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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 named Best Value Brand at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018, voted for by 43,000 real UK car owners. 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). 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

James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
james.bolton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697342 – 07812 967685

Oliver Lowe
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
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

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager
charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 - 07816 641843

Ciaran Sands
Communications Assistant
ciaran.sands@renault.co.uk– 01923 697363

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