The Dacia Duster will be available to pre-order online with a deposit of just £100
17 April 2012

The Dacia Duster will be available to pre-order online with a deposit of just £100 from June. The budget brand, which is due to officially launch in the UK in January 2013, will be accepting orders for the Duster SUV from 28 June.

The Duster will go on sale with a price tag below £10,000 for the two-wheel drive variant or less than £12,500 for the 4WD version. The Renault-owned firm will reveal specific pricing and specifications for its first UK model on the same day that advance orders will be taken, 28 June.

From that date, customers will be invited to ‘build’ their Duster via an online configurator before selecting a Dacia dealer to fulfil their order. Dacia cars will be sold out of selected Renault dealerships. The recommended retail price of the Duster SUV will also be guaranteed during the pre-order phase, which will expire in December.

The deposit strategy is part of Dacia’s ‘smart-buy’ concept, which aims to eliminate all unnecessary costs from its vehicles and the buying process to keep prices as low as possible.

First deliveries of the Dacia SUV will begin next January, and customers who have pre-ordered via the Dacia online system will be given priority.

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17 April 2012

Offer this on the Sandero and I'd be interested

17 April 2012

The Dacia Duster is about to be a huge hit with a deal like that. Back to basics motoring at affordable price and 4x4 as well excellent

17 April 2012

Very popular in my part of Spain (Fuerteventura) - one of the few new cars to be seen in any numbers other than hire cars. If I was in the market for a new car, I'd certainly give it a look.

17 April 2012

This must be another own goal by Renault. Having a "budget" brand mixed in with your normal one makes the latter look overpriced. Didn't Tesco announce last week that offering a "value" choice implies the remainder of your offerings don't offer value, so have eliminated it.

17 April 2012

[quote sierra]Didn't Tesco announce last week that offering a "value" choice implies the remainder of your offerings don't offer value, so have eliminated it.
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I hadn't heard that, but Tesco do have the luxury of c40% market share and a stranglehold on suppliers. I suspect Renualt might adopt a different strategy were they in the same position.

17 April 2012

[quote sirwiggum] Offer this on the Sandero and I'd be interested[/quote]

Intelligent thinking.

The Duster is just a Sandero with bits of stuck-on plastic "muscles" a higher ride height and a slightly different rear hatchback door included. Plus, of course, a 30% extra cost also included. They are also selling a "Sandero Stepway" in France which has different bits of plastic stuck on to different places but only a 15% increase in cost.

...the band was playing Dixie: double-four time...

17 April 2012

[quote cimardinius]The Duster is just a Sandero with bits of stuck-on plastic "muscles" a higher ride height and a slightly different rear hatchback door included.[/quote]

Plus it is longer, wider, with, ooh, let me think, a different chassis and body and interior. And anyway, that logic applies to most car makers, but does not do them any harm.

The Stepway is just a jacked up Sandero, the Duster is a purpose built vehicle.

Moving on, I see them on a daily basis, have been doing so since launch, and still think they look great. I'll have the 110hp diesel 4x4, in black, thank you.

jer

17 April 2012

I'd be tempted for a semi disposable second car, does 10k get the 1.5 dci? Scratch that I've just read a review of one in the telegraph s/h Ford/Vaux it would be.

17 April 2012

[quote benjamino]Plus it is longer, wider[/quote]

About 70mm longer wheelbase, same track. Same interior space. admittedly different plastic bits also stuck on to the interior. Have you actually seen one up close or are you just judging by photos? If you actually sit in one you will find it has about the same interior space as a Clio.

...the band was playing Dixie: double-four time...

17 April 2012

Excellent proposition:

Not for me, but may just save Renault from disaster?

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