VALUE: The award-winning Dacia Sandero
UK’s ‘most affordable new car’, the Dacia Sandero, is celebrating another value-related accolade after being named UK’s least-depreciating vehicle.
Residual value provider CAP confirmed that over a three-year period and 60,000miles, the £5,995 Access 1.2 16V will lose just £3,615 of its value.
Even the top-sec Laureate 1.2 16V only loses a further £1,400 – meaning owners could save nearly £4,000 compared to those of the Skoda Fabia and Suzuki Swift.
The Laureate retains 36% of its initial value; 6% more than Skoda’s Fabia 1.2 12V SE and 8% more than a Suzuki Swift SZ3 1.2.
Phil York, Marketing Director of Dacia UK, said: “It’s only a few months since the Dacia Duster SUV got a glowing endorsement from the people who forecast future used car values, yet already we’re celebrating the same for the second car in the range.
“We always knew that a cracking entry price of only £5,995 would get Brits through the showroom door in their droves.
“This latest news now makes the deal for arguably one of the best value superminis even sweeter.
“If we carry on like this, we might have to call the factory to up the production for the UK.”
Dacia have sold more than 11,000 vehicles in the UK since entering the market in January, winning nine awards in the process.
They have sold around 4,000 Sandero models already.