The Dacia Sandero has just created automotive history with a car priced so competitively, from just £5,995, that it’s making people look twice.
As part of the Dacia brand, the new Sandero supermini is the UK’s most affordable new car. The last time a car entered the market at around this price, it was 1989.
Ordering for the Dacia Sandero has just opened, hot on the heels of the Sandero’s bigger sibling the Dacia Duster SUV which is available from just £8,995. Both cars will be delivered in early 2013 from local Dacia dealer Cross Roads.
There are three versions of the Dacia Sandero to choose from, starting with the entry-level Access at the incredible price of just £5,995. It has the safety features you’d expect from a car from the Renault stable; ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, ASR traction control, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), driver, passenger and front side airbags and ISOFIX points in both outer rear seats.
It comes with a 1.2 16V 75 engine, power assisted steering and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. There’s a practical boot, cloth ‘Element’ upholstery and a smart, modern-look centre console.
The mid-level Ambiance includes the above, as well as remote central locking, electric front windows, 2x20W radio CD player with fingertip remote controls, USB and AUX input and Bluetooth connectivity. It also offers chrome touches for the air vent, instrument dial and steering wheel logo surrounds while the range-topping Laureate version offers all of that plus two-tone ‘Atom’ cloth upholstery.
The 1.2 16V 75 engine can be upgraded for Ambiance and Laureate versions to a frugal, yet powerful, TCe 90 petrol and dCi 90 diesel engine.
Sales manager, Chris Rollason,said: “We are astounded by the fantastic package that is available for such a small price and we’re certain our customers will be too.
“As people are looking for a good deal these days, the Dacia Sandero and Duster models offer an extraordinary amount, leading most people to ask ‘how’? The reason is that Dacia is a no-frills solution to motoring and our models simply contain only the necessary.
“There’s no compromise on build quality or technology, and despite not having launched yet in the UK, Dacia has already won awards for quality and reliability.
“As a global brand, owned by Renault, it has access to the very best in technology and research and its cars are built to withstand the extremities of climate from Brazil to Russia. It’s an outstanding package.
“It even comes with a 3 years/60,000 miles warranty, with 3 years/60,000 miles free roadside assistance. For peace of mind, 5 year/60,000 miles and 7 year/100,000 miles upgrades are available, costing just £395 and £850.
“So whether you’re a parent looking to buy a sturdy, reliable car for a youngster, or you’re a student or simply hard-pressed for cash, come and see us!”
For more information, visit Cross Roads Garage, Faringdon Road, Southmoor/Kingston Bagpuize, (01865 820386) or click onto www.crossroadsrenault.co.uk or www.dacia.co.uk ( 0800 991199).
Details of other pre-launch activities for both the Duster SUV and Sandero supermini will also be available on twitter @daciauk and www.facebook.com/daciauk.