Today’s all-terrain vehicles are often synonymous with bulk. If there’s one sector that has changed the shape of the motoring landscape, it’s the SUV, topgear.com notes, making a top of the best SUVs you can buy.
“Love ’em or loathe ’em, you can’t deny the sales phenomenon, and virtually every manufacturer, from budget to the bespoke, has an SUV-shaped iron in the fire. They don’t come much cheaper than the Dacia Duster, for instance. Available from just GBP 9,495, the Duster forces you to re-evaluate basic priorities. Need a robust, functional little SUV with AWD, a high seating position, decent engines, enough room for the kids and the dog and literally nothing else? Then the Duster is your ideal car. It’s the Lada Niva of its generation. Except better” said the specialized British publication. Duster, the sixth vehicle in the Dacia range, is a vehicle with international ambitions, both in terms of its markets and its production.
The Dacia Duster SUV was the first of the low-price car brand’s models to arrive on British shores in 2012. Since then, Dacia has added the Sandero supermini, tough looking Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV estate to its line-up of affordable cars which use engines, electronics and other mechanical parts from parent company Renault. This allows Dacia to cut manufacturing costs and offer excellent value for money to its customers. In addition to offering excellent value (with a comparable price to a used Nissan Qashqai), Dacia makes the Duster even more appealing by offering plenty of space, decent running costs and giving it strong off road ability which is why CarBuyer.co.uk named it Car of the Year 2013.
Recently, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Dacia announced selling of three million vehicles since the brand’s renewal merely 10 years ago. 2014 is turning out to be another excellent year for Dacia which saw its first-half sales expand by 24.4 percent. The Romanian car-manufacture is also the brand that registered the highest increase in Europe (36.2 percent) in the first six months of this year. At the same time, Dacia’s international expansion continues and its vehicles will be available in Israel before the end of the year after successful launches in no fewer than six markets in the course of 2013 (United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus and Malta).