Dacia has picked up a trio of awards to add to its extensive collection at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2023. The renowned magazine gave the Sandero the title of Best Small Car For Value, the Duster as the Best Small SUV For Value and the Jogger as the Best Seven-Seater For Value.
On awarding the Sandero, Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car? said:
"The Sandero may be a regular holder of the ‘cheapest car in the UK’ crown, but there’s a lot more to like about it than just its price. It's one of the most practical and comfortable cars in the small car class, for starters. Plus, our preferred Expression trim comes with plenty of kit, and the Bi-Fuel engine has the potential to save owners a lot in fuel costs."
Judges praised the Expression trim level which includes an 8-inch Media Display, Bluetooth, smartphone replication, steering wheel controls, DAB, rear camera, auto headlamps and wipers, air conditioning, cruise control and speed limited, rear parking sensors, LED headlamps and the Advanced Emergency Braking System.
On awarding the Sandero, Steve Huntingford, added:
"When shopping at the affordable end of the small SUV market, you might expect to have to make a few compromises, but the Duster proves that you needn’t fear being short changed. It combines its attractive pricing with plenty of standard kit and good resale values. And it's a very practical choice, with generous head and leg room and a large boot."
The Duster has four trim levels available: Essential, Expression, Journey and Extreme SE. There is also the choice of petrol, diesel and bi-fuel powertrains, and options for automatic transmission and four wheel drive.
On awarding the most recent addition, the Jogger, Steve Huntingford, said:
"The Jogger is the cheapest seven-seater that you can buy new in the UK by around £10,000, yet it still has space for adults in all three rows. In addition, it deals with lumpy roads well, while providing good body control over undulations to ensure that car sickness shouldn't be an issue. We particularly like the mid-spec Expression trim, because it brings useful gadgets, including a reversing camera.”
The All-New Dacia Jogger has recently been announced to be having a hybrid powertrain coming to its specification, which will build on the already great reasons on why it is such a versatile family vehicle.
Luke Broad, Dacia Brand Director for the UK, said:
“What better way to start the year than to receive three accolades at the 2023 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. I’m proud that Dacia’s unrivalled value has once again been officially recognised. It’s not only the price of our vehicles that has secured these awards though, as the expert decisions of the What Car? judges reflect the unrivalled combination of quality and value that increasing numbers of car buyers are seeing in our brand today. With last year’s sales up 55% compared to 2021 in the UK, it’s more apparent than ever that our commitment to innovatively redefining the essentials is really hitting home with drivers.”
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