DACIA DOUBLE AS SANDERO AND DUSTER WIN AT THE 2020 WHAT CAR? AWARDS ​

The Dacia brand has always been synonymous in obtaining real value for money from a vehicle.

2020 sees the brand celebrate not one, but two accolades in the What Car? Awards.

The Dacia Sandero and the Dacia Duster have both been recognised as being exceptional value for money whilst offering excellent practicality.

Individually, they both bring their own, equally award – winning attributes to the winner’s table.

Since winning its first award in 2013 the Sandero has continued to delight its customers with its true value and no-nonsense approach to driving, making it nothing short of being a very sensible purchase. It’s cheeky charm and almost idiosyncratic presence are all part of what keeps it at the top of its game. Priced from just £6,995, the well-equipped Sandero certainly impresses with its low running costs.

Speaking about the Sandero’s success, Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car? Said; “it should come as no great surprise that the Sandero is our favourite value -car for less than £10,000, given that it has already continued seven What Car? Price Point trophies to the mantlepiece at Dacia HQ. Yet again, nothing has emerged that can get close to the amount of car it offers for your money.”

The Dacia Duster has, for the second year running, take the award for “Best Family SUV for less than £20,000. This year, it was the £14,995 Comfort TCe 130 that caught the judges’ eyes with its blend of comfort, practicality, generous equipment and sheer affordability.

The Duster is particularly competitive in terms of insurance, which also helps to keep running costs down.

Featuring the MediaNav multimedia system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, plus a reversing camera and cruise control, The Comfort model has plenty of standard kit, whilst the smooth and responsive TCe 130 engine delivers up to 47.0mpg.

Speaking about the Duster’s second successive win, Steve Huntingford said; “Buyers who need a mid-size SUV rather than a small one to transport their family around and whose budget is tight, will love the Dacia Duster. As you’d expect from Dacia, you get a huge amount of car for the money, with plenty of passenger space and a large boot. Choose the turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine and you will have a car that’s pleasantly brisk and economical. It also rides well, especially around town, thanks to its soft suspension.”

Whichever way you look at it – you won’t have to dig deep to own a Dacia.