The Dacia Duster has won the Small SUV title at the sixth annual Green Apple Awards. The ‘shockingly affordable’ Duster was voted into first place for the second consecutive year thanks to its affordability, ruggedness and running costs.
The automotive-based honours at The Green Apple Awards, organised by the Midlands-based The Green Organisation, are judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers. Marks were awarded by judges for the way a car drives and behaves in the real world, away from the testing laboratory.
Cheap and Cheerful
One of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers said of the Duster: “It’s cheap, it’s cheerful, it’s rugged and does what it says on the tin without any fuss or needless frills. The running costs are great, as is the price to buy or lease.”
Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK said: “We’re delighted the Duster has once again been recognised by such a well-respected environmental group as the Green Organisation. The Duster underwent a facelift earlier this year and its popularity amongst the British public has shown no signs of slowing. It has been challenging preconceptions since launch, thanks to Dacia’s no frills approach to motoring and impressive reliability. The Green Apple judges have proved just how economical the Duster is, too.”
Dacia has been a real success story in the UK since its launch in 2013, finding over 88,000 customers thanks to the brand’s clear value for money and no-nonsense approach. The Duster, the tough SUV, has struck a particular chord with Britons, having seen 6,905 sales in the first 10 months of the year alone – up 20.4 per cent on the same period last year.