Dacia UK sales surpass 300 in early 2013

This recent update means Dacia has now totalled 327 new car sales in Britain so far, less than a quarter of the way into this year.

Like its performance last month, the news will prove encouraging for the Renault-owned budget brand which has only very recently started reaching out to the UK’s motorists, and inevitably faces a huge number of competitors in the market.

Plenty more sales are set to be registered during the early part of 2013, as Dacia confirmed last month that it had already received 2,000 pre-orders for its three-strong model range. It was confirmed earlier this month that the Dacia UK range will add a further model later this year, thanks to the upcoming arrival of the Logan estate family car.

The Dacia model range in the UK currently starts from just £5,995, which is the basic price for the new Sandero supermini. The Dacia Sandero is currently the cheapest new car on sale in the UK and is sold in three separate trim levels.

Optional equipment available includes an infotainment system with touchscreen technology, leather upholstery and parking sensors. The Dacia Sandero’s engine range includes a 90bhp 0.9-litre petrol engine, the quickest unit in the car’s range, giving the supermini a 0-60mph sprint time of 11.1 seconds.

The Dacia Sandero is also available with a frugal 1.5-litre diesel unit, which officially returns 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km meaning it offers exemption from UK road tax as it falls into Band category A.

Joining the Sandero is a taller and stockier conversion of this car called the Dacia Sandero Stepway. The Dacia Sandero Stepway is offered at considerably cheaper pricing than its mini crossover rivals, with specifications ranging from just £7,995 to £10,795.

The flagship model of the Dacia UK range however is the Duster SUV. The Dacia Duster is a large but affordable off-roader which starts from as little as £8,995, its available with either a 1.6-litre 105bhp petrol engine and 1.5-litre 110bhp diesel unit.

The full Dacia UK range can be viewed and purchased from Perrys Dacia Dealership based in Aylesbury.