In the 2022 Auto Trader New Car Awards, Dacia won Best Value Brand and Best Value New Car for its Duster SUV. Dacia has won the award for Best Value Brand for four years running, also winning in 2018, 2019 and 2021. The winners of the Auto Trader's New Car Award 2022 were determined by more than 156,000 UK car owners. The reliability of their cars, their performance, and their style were rated by drivers. The two awards confirm Dacia's position as a true consumer champion, with owners' real-world experiences underlining the brand's dedication to building robust and reliable vehicles that offer exceptional value for money.
Erin Baker, Editorial Director at Auto Trader said:
“When it comes to the best value brand, reliability, space and quality where all qualities consumers valued the most. Dacia owners told us that they felt overwhelmed that their car was good value for the price they paid. They said they loved feeling that they got a lot of features for a low cost and incredible value for money.”
ADAS features and a fresh new design were added to the Dacia Duster in 2021, along with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The SUV has been Europe's top-selling retail SUV since 2018 and continues to be a big hit with buyers.
Erin Baker added:
“The Dacia Duster proves itself as the consumer's favourite car on a budget. The car has ample space and provides great value for drivers. We received some brilliant feedback from owners who commented on its low running costs, extolling the “economy of ownership.”
Luke Broad, Dacia Brand Director for the UK and Ireland, said:
“We’re proud to accept these awards and it is great to once again be recognised as the ‘Best Value Brand’ in the UK. Providing robust, quality cars that are the best value-for-money in the market is core to what we do, and the fact that we have been given these accolades based on owners’ feedback really does highlight this.”
The award-winning Dacia range consists of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway, New Duster, New Duster Commercial and the All-New Jogger.