DACIA DUSTER NAMED BEST VALUE NEW CAR IN AUTO TRADER NEW CAR AWARDS

  • Dacia Duster triumphs with Best Value New Car Award 2020 from Auto Trader for the second consecutive year
  • More than 181,000 car owners voted in the 2020 Auto Trader New Car Awards
  • The Duster is Dacia’s best-selling model, with broad range of engines and trim levels
  • Available to buy through a retailer or via Dacia Buy Online and in conjunction with Dacia’s ‘Three Months On Us’ offer

The Dacia Duster’s trophy cabinet has been extended to accommodate another victory with the announcement of the popular family model scooping the Best Value New Car prize in Auto Trader’s 2020 New Car Awards.

More than 181,000 car owners voted in the latest awards, with the Duster coming out on top as the best value of all the contenders for the second year in a row after winning the same award in 2019.

Speaking of the win, Erin Baker, Editorial Director, Auto Trader, said: “The Dacia Duster achieved one of the highest scores in our survey this year to claim the coveted Auto Trader Best Value New Car Award. The Duster still offers so much car, for so little money!”

Duster range broader and more capable

Building on its extensive list of existing accolades, the award-winning Duster majors on value for money, delivering impressive practicality, comfort, usability and standard equipment for an attractive price that’s hard to argue with.

With a broad range of engine and trim level options, there’s a Duster for all occasions. The comprehensive petrol and diesel line-up has recently expanded with the addition of the TCe 100 Bi-Fuel LPG option, delivering an impressive combined range of over 620 miles and low CO2 emissions in LPG mode.

A wide choice of specifications are available too, made up of Access, Essential, Comfort, SE Twenty and Prestige options, all of which deliver outstanding value for money and a generous level of standard equipment, while also bringing new levels of comfort and technology to Dacia models.

Of the win, Luke Broad, Head of Brand for Dacia, commented: “The ongoing appeal of the impressive Duster continues to be recognised, and receiving the award for the best-value car on sale in the UK solidifies what Dacia’s philosophy is all about. The Duster represents outstanding value for money thanks to its broad spread of capabilities, its comfort, versatility and low running costs, all for an attractively low price in the first place.”

Buyers can take advantage of the ongoing ‘Three Months On Us’ offer on selected stock vehicles. Customers will pay no deposit or monthly payment costs for the first three months of ownership, with Dacia paying it instead, as cashback. Using existing Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) and Hire Purchase (HP) finance offers as a base, buyers making use of ‘Three Months On Us’ will take out a regular agreement as normal.

It’s also easier than ever to purchase a Dacia Duster. The full buying process can be completed at the touch of a few buttons thanks to the Dacia Buy Online service – including the completion of finance documents – while extra digital services such as the Virtual Showroom and Online Stock Reservation tool give customers more options and flexibility than ever before to inform and research their new car purchase.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

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 5.8 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. In 2019, Groupe Renault was awarded ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the TopGear.com annual awards.  Dacia was named Best Value New Car at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2020, 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 Value Car less than £10,000” by What Car? for the eighth consecutive year while the Duster has won the prize for the “Best Family SUV less than £20,000” for two years running (2020, 2019). More than 150,000 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

Lauren Prema
Product Affairs Manager
lauren.prema@renault.co.uk  – 01923 697203 – 07741 233530

Charlie Roper
Brand Affairs Manager
charlie.roper@renault.co.uk  – 01923 697778 – 07816 641843

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