Dacia Duster wins depreciation praise

That’s according to Dacia, with the manufacturer highlighting that over a three-year period, or after travelling 60,000 miles, depreciation was £3,260 less than a number of other cars in its segment.

The data has been supplied by leading industry body CAP, who also say that after the same period of time/mileage, the car will retain an incredible 34 per cent of its value.

That makes the Duster a fantastic long-term investment for its low price. A new Dacia Duster is currently available from £8,995, and is available in three trim levels: entry-level Access, Ambiance and Laureate.

Dacia’s marketing campaign for the Duster comments that the car is the UK’s “most affordable SUV”, and CAP’s latest statistics outline the car’s long-term reliability.

The 34 per cent relates to the entry-level Access model, with Ambiance and Laureate trims expected to achieve a similar figure.

Dacia UK Marketing Director, Phil York, said, “CAP’s view just reaffirms our belief that its got bucketloads of appeal for British buyers. After living with one, I doubt most owners will ever want to be parted from their trusty Duster.

“I can’t help but think the residual value forecast for Sandero is going to blow the competition away too, in the not too distant future.”

Orders for the Dacia Duster have been incredible, with the manufacturer confirming that buyers are currently subjected to a five-month waiting list for the Access.

The “shockingly affordable” Duster comes with 16-inch Eiger steel wheels, black roof bars, a chrome front grille, double-optic headlights and more.

The Duster’s interior features black cloth upholstery and a satin chrome central console surround. Equipment-wise the car comes with power-assisted steering, electric front windows, remote central locking, a height-adjustable steering column and others.

The Dacia Duster also has an impressive array of safety equipment, which includes ABS and Emergency Brake Assist. Also included are passenger, driver and front-side airbags, a Thatcham-approved engine immobiliser and more.

Deliveries for the Dacia Duster will begin from March, with people able to test-drive the model now at Dacia dealerships. The car has already been a huge success across European territories, with the car manufactured from plants in India.

People interested in finding out more about the Duster can contact Perrys Aylesbury Dacia dealership today.