Dacia sales show no sign of slowing down

Dacia’s meteoric rise in sales has continued throughout September, representing yet another successful month for the Romanian brand.

28% rise

A total of 3,523 Dacia models found their way to new owners in the UK throughout September, which represents a rise of nearly 28 per cent compared with the same month last year.

According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Dacia is now currently cruising at a commendable 5.6 per cent ahead of the average UK car market’s growth.

So far, the marque has sold 18,583 new vehicles in the UK, with its most popular models including the Sandero and Logan MPV.

Just over half of all cars sold in the UK this year so far have been to the retail market, while a staggering 91.8 per cent of all Dacias went straight to private owners, showing the brand’s popularity with drivers.

Sales director for Renault UK, who owns the Dacia brand, Darren Payne said: “The clear value of the Dacia line-up is continuing to win over new customers.

“It’s the Sandero family hatchback that is proving to be a runaway success with nearly 12,000 finding new homes in the UK so far this year.”

The Sandero has wasted no time in gathering a loyal base of fans since its release, who are attracted to the model’s no-nonsense budget ethos.

Best small car under £12,000

It’s proven so popular, in fact, that it’s even won an array of awards, having even been named the Best Small Car Under £12,000 by What Car earlier this year.

The popularity of the unassuming hatchback has resulted in Dacia debuting a new special edition model named the Sandero Midnight.

Building on the range-topping Sandero Laureate model, the special edition Midnight features a range of additional styling and equipment tweaks, including a classy new Slate Grey finish.

Along with exclusive 15-inch Aquila alloy wheels, the new model also features an elegant interior with the same black and grey theme on the door handles, centre console and steering wheel.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, electric front windows and cruise control with a speed limiter, plus a trip computer and four-speaker radio.

Optional add-ons that can be specified by buyers include a leather steering wheel and special leather upholstery, plus rear parking sensors and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The new Sandero Midnight model can be ordered now, priced from just £9,345. Meanwhile, the regular Sandero model is available from £5,995.