Dacia was founded in Romania in 1966 with a simple mission: to offer Romanians with contemporary, reliable, and economical vehicles.
In 1999, Renault acquired Dacia, signaling a strategic shift. As a result, Dacia became a Groupe Renault brand, ushering in a new era of quality.
The Dacia 1300 is a compact sedan built by Dacia in 1969. It was an instant hit and became a household name in Romania beating out competing Beetles and entire Volkswagen range.The Romanian ‘people’s car’ was that very car that put the nation on the road during the 1970s and 1980s.
An iconic model in Romania for over three decades, the Dacia 1300 left its mark on the nation’s memory. A car for all families, taxis on every street corner throughout the country’s cities, and more. these are the fond memories that many Romanians still cherish of the iconic model.
The Dacia 1300, a Romanian emblem for more than three decades, has etched itself into the nation’s consciousness. A car for all families, taxis on every street corner throughout the country’s cities, and more. This is what many Romanians have in their minds when they think of the legendary model.
Customers and businesses in Romania quickly embraced the model. Eastern Europeans rushed to buy the most up-to-date and cheapest car available at the time, which sold for €3,200 in today’s money. The Dacia 1300 an identical copy of the French Renault 12 was powered by a 1.3-liter engine.
Dacia 1300, during its 35 year production run from 1969 to 2004 sold almost 2 Million cars Dacia 1300 was popular in countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Courtesy: Dacia / Renault