The Dacia Duster has just won the award for the Small SUV class at the fifth annual Green Apple Awards. The award ceremony, which took place at the Houses of Parliament in London, was a first-time win for the brand thanks to its efficient performance, value for money and high specification.
The event judges the way a car drives and behaves in the real world as opposed to testing in a laboratory. The judges are members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers, and all were very impressed with the Duster.
Ian Donaldson, Chairman of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers said, “the Dacia Duster represents the best sort of economical motoring, returning good economy and costing less than you might expect for a car that feels modern and well equipped."
There was a general consensus that the car was “pleasant” and easy to drive with other judges mentioning that it “looks good” and “exceeds all expectations”.
Louise O’Sullivan, Brand Manager, Dacia UK said that the brand was “delighted the Duster has been recognised by such a well-respected environmental group” and that it has “really struck a chord with the British public thanks to its no-nonsense approach to motoring and shocking affordability” but also that the award “proves how economical” the vehicle is too.
The event was organised by The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-profit, non-activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world and invites entries from various parts of the industry for its annual Green Apple Awards.
The multiple award-winning Duster is available in three trim levels with the Green Apple Award-winner dCi 110 4x2 starting at £11,995. Power comes in the form of a 1.6-litre of 1.5-litre dCi diesel and is available in 4x2 or 4x4 set-ups.