New figures from leading UK residual value provider, CAP, forecast the Dacia Duster SUV to be one of the least depreciating cars on sale today.

According to CAP, a typical Duster will retain an impressive 34 percent of its value after three years/60,000 miles. This will save customers up to £3,260 more than plenty of the competition.

Priced a little under £9,000, UK’s most affordable SUV in its entry-level Access trim is forecast to retain 34 percent of its value (£3,025) after three years/60,000 miles. Priced at £12,940, the flagship Duster Laureate dCi 110 4×2 model is forecast by the CAP to lose £8,540 of its value over the same period. Cars in the same class are averaging losses of over £12,000.

Forecast to hold onto a respectable 33 percent over the same period, it falls just 2 percent shy of pricier SUV rivals from the likes of Hyundai, Kia and Skoda.

„CAP’s view just reaffirms our belief that its got bucketloads of appeal for British buyers. After living with one, I doubt most owners will ever want to be parted from their trusty Duster. But, if they do have to sell it, or maybe even trade it in for a newer Dacia, they won’t be hugely out of pocket,” said Dacia UK marketing director, Phil York.

Dacia has received 1,700 for the Duster in the UK even before test drives began at dealers.


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