ALL-NEW DACIA DUSTER WINS VALUE CAR OF THE YEAR AT THE SUN MOTOR AWARDS 2018

  • All-New Duster wins Value Car of the Year at the first ever Sun Motor Awards
  • Duster voted by readers of The Sun as well as by a panel of automotive journalists
  • Duster’s build quality and value praised
  • All-New Duster is still the UK’s most affordable SUV, starting at £9,995

The All-New Dacia Duster has won Value Car of the Year at the first ever Sun Motor Awards. Proving the popularity of the model, the Duster was voted for not just by a panel of journalists but also by the public in an online vote and praised for its build quality, off-road capabilities and affordability.

“We did the maths — you can have a Dacia Duster for the same price as your daily coffee. The fact Sun readers can own a new family car for less than £10,000 in today’s world is downright amazing. Using well proven Renault parts, build quality is high, and its spec-sheet far exceeds its price tag. Surprisingly good off road, too. Without doubt the best car ten grand can buy": commented Nick Francis, Motoring Editor, The Sun on Sunday.

Taking place for the first time, The Motor Awards, organised by the publishers of The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and talkSPORT, gave the chance for the readers and listeners to vote for their favourite new cars alongside experts in the motoring industry.

Speaking on the latest award win for Dacia, Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to celebrate another award win for All-New Duster, particularly as this was voted for by the public as well as industry experts. It’s brilliant to see the All-New Duster recognised for its affordability combined with top-notch quality, which means amazing value for money for our customers.” 

All-New Duster went on sale in the UK earlier this year, starting at £9,995, with a host of improvements over the previous model. Available in four trim levels, Access, Essential, Comfort and top-of-the-range Prestige, 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. 

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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

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager
Alistair.sommerville@renault.co.uk – 01923 697592 - 07464 537744

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

James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
James.bolton@renault.co.uk – 01923 6977342 – 07812 967685

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

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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