S C. Automobile Dacia S.A., commonly known as Dacia, is a Romanian car manufacturer that takes its name from the historical region that constitutes present-day Romania. The company was established in 1966. In 1999, after 33 years, the Romanian government sold Dacia to the French car manufacturer Groupe Renault. It is Romania’s largest company by revenue and the largest exporter, constituting 8% of the country’s total exports in 2018. In 2019, the Dacia marque sold 736,654 passenger and commercial vehicles. From January 2021 onwards the Dacia company became part of Renault’s Dacia-Lada business unit.



Dacia Sandero Stepway

The new Sandero Stepway is leap in quality, refinement and technology, to a point where it can compete with established rivals like the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta in all key areas. Prestige trim, the only one on the scheme, is well equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, automatic air conditioning and wipers, an eight-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay, reversing camera, parking sensors, cruise control and heated wing mirrors. The engine options are 1.0 litre bi fuel (petrol and LPG) paired to a manual gearbox with 99 bhp and a 1.o litre petrol only CVT automatic offering 90bhp. the boot is 328 litres in size which is 17 litres larger than the Ford Fiesta. Prices are £495 Advance Payment for the bi fuel manual car and £595 AP for the Automatic.




Dacia Duster

The Duster is the car that has catapulted the fortunes of Dacia, similar in size to a Nissan Qashqai. The engine options are petrol, diesel or bi fuel. Petrol options are a 1.0 litre offering a puny 89 brake horse power of a 1.3 litre with 128 bhp as a manual or 148 bhp as an automatic. The diesel is a 1.5 litre offering 113 bhp as a front wheel drive or four wheel drive car, but only with a manual gearbox. The bi fuel is an interesting option, particularly at these times of soaring fuel costs, it pairs a 99 bhp 1.0 petrol engine with fuel coming from either the traditional petrol tank or the 34 litre LPG tank positioned where the spare wheel would sit. Two trim lies are available on the scheme Comfort; alloy wheels, air conditioning, seven inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio and sat nav, reversing camera, rear parking sensors and two way split rear seats. Prestige models add a surround view camera system, automatic climate control and 17-inch alloy wheels. Prices start at £795 Advance Payment for the bi fuel or 1.0 litre 89bhp petrol (manual gearbox) in Comfort trim (£1295 AP in Prestige), the 1.3 petrol manual starts at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1495 AP and the Automatic Price reduced from previous quarter price£2295 AP. Diesel cars start at £1695 AP or £2495 AP in all wheel drive.