Dacia Sandero named Car of the Year | Awards - Car News Jan 2021

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13:01 Monday 06 Sep 2021

The new Dacia Sandero, which goes on sale next month, has made a perfect entry onto the UK market by claiming the Car of the Year title at the 2021 What Car? Awards.

The judging panel were impressed by the new Dacia Sandero’s comfort, specification, practicality and value, awarding it the overall prize despite a tough field of 25 competitors.

Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car? Magazine, explained the decision: “The Sandero is comfortable, good to drive, well equipped and very spacious, so it would be well worth considering even if it cost the same as its small car rivals. Except it doesn’t, of course. It’s an absolute bargain and an outstanding achievement.”

The third-generation Dacia Sandero goes on UK sale from the 1st February, priced from just £7,995 on-the-road.  It has been redesigned inside and out, with new exterior styling, enhanced equipment and safety systems, and an all-new interior.  Automatic emergency braking is available as standard, as is an E-Call emergency call system operated using an SOS button located next to the interior light.  Access, Essential and Comfort trim levels will be available, with even entry-level models equipped with automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, front electric windows, speed limiter, phone docking station, and six airbags.  A range of Euro 6D-Full-compliant engines and transmission options are available, including Dacia’s TCe 100 Bi-Fuel powertrain that pairs an LPG bi-fuelled 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, while an automatic gearbox is offered on the Sandero for the first time.


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