DACIA SANDERO JUDGED 'BEST USED BUDGET CAR' IN THE DIESELCAR & ECOCAR USED CAR TOP 50 FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

  • Dacia Sandero named ‘Best Used Budget Car’ in the DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50 2019
  • Dacia Sandero wins the category for the second consecutive year
  • Expert judges praise the affordability and space of the Dacia Sandero
  • Dacia Duster also highly recommended in the Used Car Top 50 listing

Dacia has once again proven its ‘shockingly affordable’ value with the Sandero taking the title of ‘Best Used Budget Car’ in the DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50 list for the second year running.

The multi award-winning Sandero was also placed 25th overall on the 2019 list, which was no mean feat considering the Top 50 was whittled down from over 750 cars.

DieselCar & EcoCar’s second-hand car experts named the ‘no-nonsense’ Sandero its winner and in addition highly recommended the Duster, after assessing them on a variety of factors, including purchase price, residual value, general competency and fitness for purpose. They were then given a mark out of 10 to determine their place in the Top 50.

Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher, DieselCar & EcoCar, said “The Sandero costs less than some annual train tickets when new, so the affordability of second-hand examples is even more convincing. Interior space impresses, with five doors giving easy access to the back seats and a larger boot than pricier city cars. Buy as new a Sandero as possible and you may get the benefit of some remaining warranty for extra peace of mind.”

On receiving another accolade for the Sandero and the Dacia brand, Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “Thousands of drivers already know that a new Dacia represents unrivalled value, but our strong showing in this list proves that the Sandero and the Duster also make exceptional used buys. It’s a great illustration of how well built a Dacia is and the reliability and durability that Dacia customers enjoy long after their car has left the showroom.”

The accolade caps an exciting start to the year for the brand and the Dacia Sandero – the acclaimed supermini recently won the title of ‘Best Small Car for less than £12,000’ in the annual What Car? Awards for the seventh consecutive year. Both the Sandero and the Duster have racked up a multitude of awards since the brand officially launched in the UK in 2013.

Priced from £6,995, the Sandero is well-equipped and also benefits from low running costs, while the All-New Dacia Duster SUV is available from £9,995 in a choice of four trim levels: Access, Essential, Comfort and Prestige.

For more information on the Dacia range please 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 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 as the most recommended car brand in 2018 in a list compiled by YouGov in its BrandIndex, beating 34 other manufacturers. Dacia was also 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 seven consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). More than 140,000 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
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Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
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James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
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