posted 6 years ago

Dacia Sandero Access 1.2 From £5,995

Dacia Sandero Cheapest New Car In UK

Grab your chequebook - the Dacia Sandero Access 1.2 is the cheapest new car in the United Kingdom. This entry-level supermini therefore costs from £5,995. So, what do you get for the money? The Sandero has a 75bhp petrol engine that propels small cheque lovers to 62mph in 14.5 seconds. Not fast, but it feels better than it sounds. This power plant averages 48.7mpg, returns 57.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and hits 36.7mpg in town. These figures are more than respectable considering the rock-bottom price. The Dacia Sandero Access 1.2 also has a 320-litre boot which is spacious for the class. Cargo capacity, in fact, can be increased to 1,200-litres by folding the rear seats flat. These split 60/40 which is not a standard feature of every small car. The Sandero has a few toys too. Highlights include the: electronic stability program, anti-lock brakes, air-bags, daytime running lights, and the gear-shift indicator. This help motorists minimise fuel consumption by suggesting when to change cog. On the downside it lacks air-conditioning, electric windows, power mirrors, central locking, and a stereo. Overall though, it is good value for money even though it is hard to predict its used resale value. You might get a small cheque.

History of Dacia and New Dacia Range

Dacia is new to the United Kingdom but it started life in 1966 in Romania. Here the company produced various cars such as the Dacia 1100 and the 1310. However, since 1999 it has been owned by Renault who perceive it as their budget brand. Basic specifications and low purchase costs are, therefore, the name of the game. Despite this, Dacia has earned a few motoring awards in the recent past. It was also the fifth best selling car brand in France in 2011 and sold 350,000 cars in thirty-five counties the previous year. In addition to the Sandero - which is also available with the better equipped Ambiance and Laureate trims - British buyers can have the Sandero Stepway which looks more muscular and has higher ground clearance. In other words, it is a fashion statement which according to a Dacia salesman attracts more interest than its sibling. Prices start at £7,995. Motorists can also have the Dacia Duster which looks like - and in high-spec form is - a four-wheel drive. All from only £8,995 in front-wheel-drive form and £10,995 in four. Chequebook time?