Since Dacia entered the British car market 2012, the brand has taken the UK by storm. For example there's the Dacia Sandero, a practical supermini with lots of space on offer and an incredibly low price. Or for drivers with a taste for adventure there's the Dacia Duster, a muscular off-roader that sports rugged good looks. It's versatile, spacious, holds the road like a dream and will keep going long after the tarmac has run out.
In short, there's plenty to get excited about when discussing the new Dacia range for sale at Pentagon in Lincoln. Here are the 10 things we love the most.
You can't talk about Dacia's range of new cars without mentioning just how impressively priced these vehicles are from new. Buyers are often surprised at just how much they're able to get for their money – although Dacia's "shockingly affordable" tagline is a good clue. When the Sandero came to the UK in 2012 it was billed as Britain's cheapest new car, and the theme of offering value for money is central to the company's ideology.
There's no getting away from it, we love the look of the new Dacia range. There's the rough and ready feel of the Duster, the dynamic lines and sporty character of the Sandero Stepway, and the outstanding practicality and sleek contours of the Logan MCV estate. While models including the entry-level Access Duster come with steel wheels rather than alloys, we'd argue that for an SUV you're going to put through its paces over rough ground, inexpensive wheels that you won't mind getting scratched are a great option to have.
Having peace of mind when you're investing in a new car is essential, which is why Dacia's warranty scheme really appeals. Buy any brand new Dacia from our forecourt in Lincoln and you'll enjoy a comprehensive five-year/60,000 mile warranty.
We're not the only ones who have fallen in love with Dacia's range of cars. The brand has been picking up awards left, right and centre since launching in the UK. For example, the Sandero won the 2014 Honest John Best Small Hatchback gong, along with the 2014 What Car? Best Supermini less than £12,000 category. The Dacia Duster has been winning admirers too. The model was named 2012 Scottish Car of the Year by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, as well as Carbuyer.co.uk's Best Small SUV of 2014.
Getting What You Pay For
One of the greatest things about the Dacia range is that you aren't forced to pay for extras that you don't want. For example, the new entry-level Duster Access two-wheel drive model comes equipped with power steering, ABS brakes, electric front windows and traction control with electronic stability control. Buyers who want additional features ranging from 60/40 split folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity and front fog lights can upgrade to a higher-spec model. Simple, fair pricing.
Cheap To Run
Pick up a new Dacia and you'll quickly discover that it's incredibly economical to run. Opt for the Sandero Ambiance with the 90hp diesel engine and you'll be able to achieve up to 80.7mpg combined. For the larger two-wheel drive Ambiance-spec Duster, that figure stands at 64.2mpg combined. Just have a think about the time and money you'd otherwise be spending at the pumps.
Better still, its not just running costs that are highly affordable when you're behind the wheel of a Dacia, insurance costs can fall too. The Insurance Group Rating system is made up of 50 groups and a number of Dacia's most popular models are at the right end of the scale. The 1.2-litre Sandero Access trim falls into insurance group two, meaning it's one of the cheapest vehicles on the market to insure. Dacia Duster 1.6-litre Access trim models fall into insurance group 6, while the top-of-the-range Laureate trim 4x4 version is only a little higher up in group 10.
Sensibly Priced Accessories
Dacia's are known for their affordable price tags, but be sure to have a good look at the range of sensibly-priced accessories that are also available for models across the range. Safety accessories include everything from snow chains to child seats, while the manufacturer's multimedia and protection packs feature alarms, parking sensors, satellite navigation, Bluetooth hands-free kits and CD radios.
Family Friendly Options
We love the fact that the option to buy an incredibly affordable car isn't restricted to one type of motorist – town and city commuters for example, who don't require lots of boot space or flexibility. The Dacia range in Lincoln has something for everyone, including families for whom a large, flexible rear space is a must. The Logan MCV has plenty of interior space for up to five adults, and with 1,518 litres of boot space available once the rear seats have been folded, carrying bulky items isn't an issue. Best of all, the affordable price tag remains.
Yet another thing we love about the Dacia range of vehicles is the fact that a major global manufacturer is behind the brand. The Romanian car maker is in fact owned by Renault, and as a result the company's vehicles benefit from shared technology and production methods. And it shows – in 2011, a survey of 29,000 car owners across five European countries resulted in Dacia being voted Europe's most reliable car brand.
The complete Dacia range of vehicles is on display at Pentagon's Lincoln showroom right now and you can easily arrange a test drive in the model of your choice by contacting a member of the team. Call, make use of one of our online enquiry forms or simply pay a visit to the Dacia dealership on Tritton Road in Lincoln.
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