Dacia launches 'affordable' SUV

Dacia launches 'affordable' SUV

British car buyers will be spoilt for choice following the launch of Dacia's "shockingly affordable" SUV.

The Romanian car firm, whose parent company is Renault, has unveiled details of its Duster model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed including pricing - £8,995 - calling it an "SUV for supermini, or in some cases, even city car money". Around 127 retailers will stock the Duster in showrooms across the country.

A statement by the firm said: "Since its resurgence under Renault Group ownership, international demand has been so high for the Dacia value brand, including the Duster SUV, that right-hand drive production has not been possible until now.

"By the end of 2012, the all-new Renault-Nissan Alliance factory in Chennai, India will be producing Britain's most affordable SUV. Versions reaching UK shores will also benefit from several changes, including improved interiors and face lifted exterior touches."

Buyers have the option of purchasing the SUV in three trim levels, in both 4x2 and 4x4 types. And while new vehicles are unlikely to bear any issues from the off,breakdown cover is still advised should they need a repairs.

Copyright Press Association 2012