Dacia voted fourth best manufacturer in Driver Power Awards
Improves on fifth place in last year’s leading ownership survey
DACIA has been voted the fourth best brand in the Auto Express Driver Power 2016 Awards, improving on its impressive fifth place finish in last year’s survey and eclipsing many luxury and premium brands.
The ‘shockingly affordable’ brand recorded a score of 90.43% overall after the feedback of satisfied owners saw Dacia triumph against many of the other 31 ranked brands.
Since Dacia’s debut in the leading ownership survey in 2014, the brand has featured in the top five best manufacturers. The fourth overall finish follows the manufacturer winning its first ever category in the annual Auto Express Driver Power Awards, with the capacious and versatile Logan MCV estate topping the overall category for Best Family Car in this year’s survey.
Brian Walters, director, research and insights at Driver Power, said: “Dacia owners praised their vehicles for reliability, the single most important factor in vehicle satisfaction according to Driver Power respondents.
“Vehicle reliability is critical for any brand but it is especially so for a relatively new brand establishing a foothold in the UK market, such as Dacia. Dacia’s performance in the 2016 Driver Power should be an invitation to newvehicle buyers in the UK to add Dacia to their shopping list.”
Commenting on Dacia’s placing in the top five best manufacturers for the third consecutive year, Louise O’Sullivan, head of Dacia, said: “Not only sustaining, but improving on our position shows that Dacia continues to go from strength to strength and is able to complement the unrivalled affordability of its vehicles with levels of quality and owner satisfaction that are among the very best that drivers can experience.”
In the 10 years since relaunching in Europe, Dacia has sold more than 3,500,000 vehicles in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.
In the UK in 2015, Dacia sold 26,228 vehicles, an increase of 10% compared to 2014. More than 74,000 Dacia models have been sold in the UK since its launch in January 2013.
The UK’s most affordable car was also a recent winner of What Car? magazine’s ‘Best Small Car for less than £12,000’ award for the fourth consecutive year – the Sandero Ambiance 1.2 16v 75hatchback comes with a £500 dealer deposit contribution.
Through the four-year Dimensions PCP plan, Sandero customers can enjoy all the benefits of a brand new car for just £103 per month once they have put down a deposit of £103.
The award-winning Dacia range can be seen and test driven at SMC Motor Group at 168-170 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge (call 01932 282848) and Ash Road, Aldershot, (01252 888498) including the All-New Ambience Prime range!
For more information visit www.smcmotorgroup/dacia or like the SMC Motor Group Facebook or Twitter.
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You must be at least 18 and a UK resident (excluding the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) to apply for finance. Offer based on 6,000 miles per annum, excess mileage 8p per mile inc VAT. Terms and conditions apply. Offers cannot be used with other schemes or finance offers. Prices and offers shown are available on specified new vehicles when ordered between now and registered by June 30 2016.
2 Extended warranty applies to the models shown for up to five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, when purchased on Dacia Finance deposit contribution schemes (excluding Access versions). The extended warranty prolongs the warranty coverage from the date of first registration and expires on the first of the two limits reached.
Warranty offer provides ongoing protection from mechanical and electrical failure after the standard manufacturer’s warranty has expired and is valued at £395. The warranty plan is not transferable to another vehicle, but should the vehicle be sold while the warranty plan is still active, the remaining cover transfers to the new owner.
Visit shop.dacia.co.uk/product/5year-extended-warranty for full terms and conditions.
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