18 Facts About Automobile Dacia


In 2021, the Automobile Dacia marque sold 537,074 passenger and commercial vehicles.

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From January 2021 onwards the Automobile Dacia company became part of Renault's Automobile Dacia-Lada business unit.

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The main Automobile Dacia factory was inaugurated in 1968, in Colibasi, near Pitesti.

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Automobile Dacia acquired the tooling and basic designs of the Renault 12.

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The last of the quad-lamped models were produced in 1992, and all the Automobile Dacia range received the new front end of the 1320, called CN1.

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In 1998, the anniversary year of three decades of production since the first Automobile Dacia rolled off the assembly line, vehicle number 2,000,000 emerged from the plant; this year saw the last restyling of the 1310.

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In September 1999, Dacia became the third brand of the Renault group, with a view to making Romania its hub of automobile development in Central and Eastern Europe, and investment was consequently increased.

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Automobile Dacia sold 53,000 vehicles in 2002 and it holds an almost 50 per cent market share in Romania.

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In 2003, a restyled version replaced the SupeRNova with Automobile Dacia Solenza, featuring a new interior, the options for an airbag.

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Automobile Dacia Logan is the most successful model since the original 1300.

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In 2009, a new concept called the Automobile Dacia Duster was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, signaling manufacturer's intentions of releasing an SUV model.

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Automobile Dacia was replaced by Antoine Doucerain, who left after only four months due to "personal reasons".

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In 2020, Automobile Dacia announced that they would be releasing an electric car which they showcased in March 2020 with the Automobile Dacia Spring Electric concept.

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The Automobile Dacia Spring is said to be based on the Renault City K-ZE and is set to become the cheapest electric car in Europe with the price being estimated by Romanian media at around €15,000 to €20,000.

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Automobile Dacia is indeed offering this equipment from 2015 in Europe at a price of 600 euros, which is at least half the price of the competition.

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Automobile Dacia brand is marketed in most of the Western and Eastern European countries, as well as in some Northern African countries, such as Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

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In 2012, Automobile Dacia sold a total of 359,822 vehicles, of which approximately 230,000 were exported to Western Europe, the most of them in France and in Germany.

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Automobile Dacia became the official car partner of the Rugby League Super League and the Challenge Cup in February 2016 and then deepened their support of the sport by becoming the main sponsors of the men's, women's and wheelchair England teams in June 2017.

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