Affordable and also ‘least depreciating’
The Dacia Sandero has been a smash hit in the UK due to its fantastic affordable price and now the news gets even better as this affordable new car is also the UK’s least depreciating new car. Commenting on the latest “good news”, Dacia UK Marketing Director, Phil York, said “it’s only a few months since the Dacia Duster SUV got a glowing endorsement from the people who forecast future used car values, yet already we’re celebrating the same for the second car in the range. We always knew that a cracking entry price of only £5,995 would get Brits through the showroom door in their droves. This latest news now makes the deal for arguably one of the best value superminis even sweeter. If we carry on like this, we might have to call the factory to up the production for the UK.”
Leading residual value provider, CAP, has confirmed that over a three year period and 60,000 miles the Dacia Access 1.2 16V will only lose £3,615 of its retail price of £5,995. Even the top-sec Laureate with the same engine only loses a further £1,400, making it thousands of pounds less than its rivals. The Dacia Sandero 1.2 Laureate, is forecast to be worth an impressive 36% after three years which is a massive 6% more than Skoda’s Fabia 1.2 12V SE and a whopping 8% more than a Suzuki Swift SZ3 1.2. The simple facts are that if you bought a Dacia Sandero instead of a Suzuki Swift you would be better off to almost £4000 after three years which is really quite remarkable. Glass’s Guide believes the Sandero will hold on to 57% of its value over the same period, in real money, it’ll still be worth £4,470 which is only a drop of £2,370.
Nine major awards
Dacia only launched officially in the UK in January 2013, but already has nine major awards, including a hat-trick of trophies at the carbuyer.co.uk 2013 awards, including Car of Year and 4x4 of the Year, plus Scottish Car of the Year for Duster, and Best Supermini under £12,000 for Sandero with What Car? The Dacia Sandero Access is the entry model but specification is far from basic with 15” steel wheels, power assisted steering, a 60/40 split folding seat and daytime running lights. For just another £600 you can purchase the mid level Ambiance which offers radio CD player with fingertip remote controls, USB and AUX input, Bluetooth, remote central locking, electric front windows, body coloured bumpers and 15” ‘Colorado’ wheel trims.
The Sandero supermini, Duster SUV and Sandero Stepway supermini crossover are all available to test drive now in the UK Dacia network. For more information, or to find your nearest Dacia retailer, simply go to www.dacia.co.uk .