The variant on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) of the Dacia Sandero has registered a surprise hit in France, after sales in the first 11 months of 2009 totaled 14.000 cars with 35% more than 2008.
The LPG version of Sandero has managed to attract customers, especially among those with a limited budget. The Sandero LPG was sold at a price slightly higher than the petrol version and received an average bonus worth 2000 euros. Without the bonus, the price of Sandero LPG is around 7.000 euros.
Bigger models like Dacia Logan LPG were not received with the same enthusiasm on the LPG market.
The registrations of Dacia cars in France registered the highest growth on the local market last year, by 51.4% to 65.956 units, according to the French Car Manufacturer Committee. In December 2009 were registered 9.336 new Dacia cars, compared to 4.393 cars in the same period of 2008.