The brand boasted about the upcoming news at the annual press conference, which took stock of the past year. And it was successful for Dacia, after all, it delivered 562,890 cars worldwide, so sales increased by 17.4% year-on-year. The driver of success? Unsurprisingly popular Sandero.
Last year alone, 269,899 units were sold, followed by the second Duster (200,633 units) and the third Jogger (94,095 units). The little Spring, the first electric car in the history of the brand, is not doing badly either. Almost sixty-two thousand units were sold and it is the third most popular electric car among European private customers.
In Europe, Dacia moved into the top ten in passenger car sales. However, it grew in all categories, i.e. in passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, but also in the sale of passenger cars to individuals. The car company is especially successful here, it is the second most sought after in the private sector and it is not surprising that it has its main customer base here.
New Duster, Spring and Bigster
The growth of numbers this year will be supported by Dacia with several important innovations. The new generation of Duster has already been introduced to the world and will be available to customers from March this year. Electric mobility fans can look forward to the brand new Spring. It promises a different exterior and interior design and the start of sales this summer.
But the most anticipated new product is clearly the Bigster SUV. It will share the technology with the new Duster and it will be the largest model in the brand’s offer. She confirmed, among other things, that the premiere of the anticipated addition will take place before the end of 2024. The Bigster is supposed to offer extraordinary equipment by Dacia standards, but still maintain a nice price/performance ratio.
From the beginning, the Bigster has been referred to as a seven-seater model, so it could be a more affordable alternative to the Kodiaq on the Czech market. But the behind-the-scenes information of the RNews.cz magazine, which is usually very accurate, is now talking about last-minute changes.
“Although the Bigster was developed as a seven-seater, in the final stages of development it was decided that it would remain a five-seater. Compared to the Duster, it should mainly offer more space in the second row and in the luggage compartment,” RNews.cz magazine quotes its sources.
Would Dacia really miss out on an affordable seven-seater SUV? Or will this decision only apply to selected markets? Or at all? We will know the details soon…
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