Currently reading: Dacia Sandero nudges £10,000 as Access entry trim axed
Cheapest version of budget supermini has been removed, bumping its starting price up by £1850

The Dacia Sandero's entry-level Access specification has been removed, taking the starting price of the affordable Dacia up to nearly £10,000. 

The model, which was launched in 2020 at the headline-bating price point of £7995, now starts at £9845 in Essential specification. 

The jacked-up Dacia Sandero Stepway, which was not previously offered in Access guise, starts from £11,945 in Essential trim, representing a price increase of £50.

A Dacia spokesman told Autocar: “At Dacia, we're constantly redefining what is essential, offering the best value for customers based on their needs and expectations. The removal of the Access trim and minor changes to our line-up takes into consideration these expectations and customer demand.”

The Sandero remains the lowest-priced new car on the UK market despite the price hike. 

Just two specifications, Essential and Comfort, are currently on sale for the hatchback in the UK, each costing £50 more than previously.

The Essential model includes cruise control, 15in wheels, a DAB radio and manual air conditioning as standard, while the Comfort specification adds rear parking sensors, an 8.0in digital display, keyless entry and automatic lights and wipers. 

Stepway models get an additional, top-of-the range Prestige trim, which is equipped with a rear parking camera, climate control, front parking sensors and an electric handbrake. 

The engine range remains unchanged, with a selection of petrol and bi-fuel (petrol and LPG) units offering 64bhp, 90bhp and 99bhp.

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567 6 October 2021

I remember my Parents in 2007 buying a top spec Toyota Aygo Blue for £8,000 and kept it for 4.5 years and sold it privately for £4,000. Then I remember at the time my Parents work colleagues buying Brand New Citroen C1 for £5,000. There is an interesting YT video from a well known Car trading site with a former Top Gear Presenter saying that Car Manufacturers are making a fortune at the moment because demand is outstripping supply. 

Leyesa 5 October 2021

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WallMeerkat 5 October 2021
£10k for a Dacia Sandero? Wasn't that long ago a Mini One had a base figure of that!
nimmler 5 October 2021

Correct, new mini one base price was 10,300 for a bespoke ground breaking design with BMW spending billions on its development. also at the time base golf 1.4 was 9995 otr. Now we are paying the same for a renault parts bin reject? 'everyday' car prices are a joke.