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Dacia finally comes to the UK in the new year

Dacia finally comes to the UK in the new year

The all-new Dacia Sandero and the updated model of the Duster SUV are being released on British shores in January 2013, with the Sandero Stepway joining the fold later in the year.

All three vehicles are set to present drivers in the UK with affordable options that present an unmatched package of space and equipment while being simple in their appearances and reliable when taking to the road.

David Durand, entry range design director at Dacia, summed up the appeal of a vehicle from the Romanian manufacturer, by stating: "The harmonious frontal design features a centrepiece Dacia badge set in the front grille. The large headlights and wide grille combine for an expressive appearance.

"With its large ratio of metal to glazed surfaces, the profile exudes robustness, and this impression is reinforced by the sculpted body, the prominent wheel arches and the hollow flanks. The pronounced sweep of the windscreen makes for a sleek silhouette and improved aerodynamics."

Aside from the appealing exterior design of the UK-bound Dacia cars, the latest Sandero and Sandero Stepway will each come fitted with a 0.9-litre TCe 90 petrol engine or a 1.5 dCi 90 diesel unit, depending on the driver's taste.

Front side airbags and an electronic stability control unit are also being fitted to the British editions of the Sandero and the Sandero Stepway, thus enhancing how safe drivers and passengers will feel when travelling in the vehicles.

When it comes to the car's technology offerings, Dacia has revealed it is bringing MediaNav multimedia system to the UK-bound models.

First seen on the Lodgy and Dokker vehicles, the technology allows drivers to access radio and Bluetooth features through a prominent seven-inch colour touchscreen. 2D and 3D satnav displays also mean that motorists never need to worry about getting lost on their travels again.

A cruise control function should also give drivers the opportunity to relax a bit more while on long road trips, with a speed limiter device sure to come in handy for adhering to the UK's stringent road laws.

Posted by Craig Salter
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