Dacia is a Romanian car manufacturer and since 1999 has been a budget subsidiary of Renault.
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Dacia was founded in 1966 under the name Uzina de Autoturisme Pite?ti and the first car it produced was the Dacia 1100, a rebadged version of the Renault 8. In 1969, Dacia introduced the 1300 which was heavily based on the Renault 12.
Dacia continued building cars for the Romanian market until the late 1990s when it was taken over by Renault. Dacia's first post-Renault car, the Logan, was the most successful car built by Dacia at the time and became one of the biggest-selling cars in Eastern Europe.
Renault is now attempting to break into the UK market with Dacia, and the first Dacia Dusters reached the UK in 2012.
The Duster is a budget small crossover which has been in production in Europe since 2010. In 2012, Dacia introduced the Duster to the UK market, where it is offered with either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel unit. It is by far and away the cheapest car of its type in Britain.