Dacia is celebrating the production of their 10 millionth vehicle, since the brand was first born in 1968. The milestone vehicle to be driven off the production line was the limited edition Dacia Duster Extreme SE in Urban Grey, which was produced on 20th April 2022 at the Mioveni plant located in Romania.
Among the 10 million produced, there have been:
2.6 million Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway, the best-selling vehicle to private customers in Europe since 2017
2.1 million Dacia Duster, the best-selling SUV to private customers since 2018
1.95 million Dacia Logan and Locan MCV
2.3 Million Dacia 1300 (and variants)
“We are very proud to have passed the symbolic milestone of 10 million vehicles produced. This result rewards a pragmatic vision of the automobile, focused on what is essential to our customers. Building on its experience, Dacia will continue to grow and offer attractive vehicles that are adapted to our customers’ lifestyles.”
The Dacia 1100, the first vehicle to be produced by the automotive manufacturer, began assembly in 1968. The following year saw the launch of the popular Dacia 1300, which remained in production for 35 years, leaving a mark in automotive history. With Dacia's acquisition by Renault Group in 1999 and the launch of the Logan in 2004, Dacia became a global car maker which accelerated its rapid pace of sales. The Somaca plant in Morocco was opened in 2005 which further progressed production volume.
Necessary expansion to production capacity was required with the success of the Sandero and Duster, as they became best selling models across Europe. Expansion included the inauguration of a brand-new plant in the port city of Tangier, Morocco (2012), the opening of a production line in Oran, exclusively for the Algerian market (2016) and the production of Spring starting at the Shyian plant in China (2020). Dacia vehicles are currently sold in 44 countries, mainly in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.