Dacia reveals ‘Signature Prime’ special editions

Dacia Ireland tells us of pricing and specification for their new top-of-the-range Signature Prime special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster, and Logan MCV, which were recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and will be on sale here from this week.

These luxuriously appointed models, featuring an exclusive colour scheme, are being introduced to mark 10 years since the Romanian brand re-launched in Europe in 2005, and are available for just €700 more than the existing Signature versions. It offers buyers the chance to own a more distinctive, more personalised car while remaining faithful to Dacia’s exceptional ‘shockingly affordable’ value-for-money ethos.

All Signature Prime special editions are finished in exclusive Cosmos Blue metallic paint, which pays homage to Dacia’s traditional livery. This is reflected inside each car, with blue fabric inserts on the front and rear seats, blue detailing on the floor mats, and blue seat belts.

Other distinguishing exterior features are smart dark metal alloy wheels and dark metal grey door mirror shells. Additional equipment over Signature versions includes a front central armrest and the latest MediaNav Evolution multimedia system.

This has been re-designed with a full-colour menu screen and now features Apple’s SIRI voice recognition function and TMC live traffic information. There have been hardware improvements, and the system allows access to the AHA cloud platform via a free smartphone app. Through the seven-inch multi-media touch screen, users have access to navigation, infotainment and hands-free telephone services; can stream music via Bluetooth or a USB or AUX connection; and can connect to social networks via a smartphone.

Collectively, the addition of metallic paint, central armrest, and MediaNav Evolution would cost up to €1,095 as options on the Signature (on Sandero and Logan MCV ), yet they are all standard on the Signature Prime for a premium of just €700, embodying the very spirit of Dacia’s ‘You do the maths’ strapline.

All features that are standard on Signature versions have been retained on the Signature Prime. These include climate control, cruise control with a speed limiter, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, leather steering wheel, rear electric windows, central locking and, on the Duster, satin chrome roof bars, side sills, and front and rear scuff plates, as well as ESC and ASR (traction control ) - both of which are standard across the whole Dacia range.

Signature Prime versions of the Sandero and Logan MCV are available with the 0.9-litre TCe 90 and 1.5-litre dCi 90 engines, while the Duster Signature Prime comes with the 1.5-litre dCi 110 engine in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

Recommended retail pricing for all the Signature Prime models are as follows: Sandero TCe 90 - €13,790; Sandero dCi 90 - €15,190; Logan MCV TCe 90 - €14,990; Logan MCV dCi 90 -

€16,390; Duster dCi 110 4x2 - €18,890; and final Signature Prime version is the Duster dCi 110 4x4 - €20,890.

The Signature Prime versions also come with a three-year/ 100,000km warranty as standard. And Dacia says that their range is available in Ireland from just €99 per month, with flexible finance options available from Dacia’s own bank, Dacia Finance.

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