On August 20, 1968, the Pitesti Car Factory (UAP) was inaugurated, the place where the first car in Romania was produced. There was then an agreement between the Romanian government and the French car manufacturer Renault.
The first car that came out of the factory gates was the Dacia 1100 (photo) and was made after a license of the Renault R8 model. A year later, the Dacia 1300 went into production, which would be the basic model of the brand for almost three decades and manufactured in many variants – sedan, station wagon, pick-up and even a derivative in a two-door sports version.
After the expiration of the Renault license, in 1979, Dacia started its own development program, making eight models. Dacia Nova, launched in 1995, was the first model designed and manufactured entirely in Romania.
On July 2, 1999, the privatization contract of the company was signed when Dacia became a trademark of the Renault Group.
Over the course of 50 years, Dacia has produced more than 6 million cars.
Dacia is the largest company in Romania, with a turnover of over 5 billion Euros in 2017 and has an annual production of 350,000 vehicles, most of which are exported to 44 countries on four continents .
Today Dacia produces 7 models: Duster, which is also the most successful in the range, Logan, Logan MCV, Sandero (all at the plant in Romania), Lodgy, Dokker and Dokker Van (the last three being produced in Tangier / Morocco).