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 Jogger

The Dacia Jogger is best described as an Estate car, with the practicality of a 7 seat MPV with a sprinkling of SUV styling. The Jogger has received excellent reviews at retail, offering a cost effective way of carrying up to seven people. The only engine is a 1.0 108bhp petrol paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox, you may be worried about such a small engine but under general driving conditions it is absolutely fine, even fully loaded, yes it will struggle with big hills with a full car but it will still get up them, just with a few more revs than sounds comfortable.  The only trim for Q2 2023 on the Scheme is entry Expression which has roof bars that can be mounted lengthways or across the car, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and  Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, cruise control and blind spot monitoring.  Full brochure here. Advance Payments are high considering the retail price, £17945 Expression, but the entry point for Advance Payments for a seven seat car on the Scheme. £2095 Advance Payment in Expression trim



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 only as the bi fuel is no longer offered on the Scheme. Petrol options are a 1.0 litre offering a puny 89 brake horse power or a 1.3 litre with 128 bhp as a manual or 148 bhp as an automatic. Two trim lies are available on the scheme Expression and Journey, Expression cars get 16-inch alloy wheels, rear view camera, 8.0-inch touchscreen, cloth upholstery, soft-touch steering wheel and steel door handles. Journey cars have 17-inch alloy wheels, roof bars, dark glass on rear windows and grey skid plates. Inside there’s automatic air conditioning, cloth upholstery, heated seats, multiview camera and blindspot warning. Prices start at £1795 Advance Payment for 1.0 litre 89bhp petrol (manual gearbox) in Expression trim (£2395 AP in Journey), the 1.3 petrol manual starts at £2195 AP and the Automatic 4×4 in Journey trim isa whopping £3795 Advance Payment.



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. Expression and Journey are the trim options, Expression well equipped, 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity, aircon, keyless entry, cruise control, rear parking sensors with a reversing camera, automatic emergency braking and LED headlights, Journey trim adds satnav, automatic aircon, heated front seats, front parking sensors, centre front armrest and blind spot monitoring. The only engine choice is a 1.0 litre 90bhp petrol paired to a manual gearbox. The boot is 328 litres in size which is 17 litres larger than the Ford Fiesta. The sole car on the Scheme for Q2 2023 is priced at Nil Advance Payment for manual car in Expression trim.