The Dacia Sandero is now the most affordable car to finance in the UK. The budget supermini can now be bought for £69 a month at 9.4 per cent APR, with base prices starting at £5995 – which also makes it the cheapest new car in the UK.

The Renault-owned Romanian car manufacturer is now taking orders for the Sandero, with deliveries arriving in January 2013, at the launch of Dacia in the UK. The range will be sold through Renault’s network of UK dealerships.

Also, the Dacia Duster is now the cheapest new SUV in the UK, starting at £8995. Finance packages are available from £99 per month.

Both the Sandero and Duster come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, with three years' roadside assistance included. Five-year/60,000-mile and seven-year/100,000-mile warranty upgrades are available, costing £395 and £850 respectively.

Tom Heron