The 2012 Dacia Duster drove off with the prestigious Scottish Car of the Year title at a gala dinner held in Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel on Friday evening.
To take the overall title, the 2012 Dacia Duster (part of the Renault group) had first to win its own category and then defeat tough opposition from the other category winners in a final vote.
Competition was strong right across the board and the Compact category was won by Volkswagen’s excellent up! With its sibling, the Skoda Citigo, in second place. Skoda are clearly earning their stripes and breaking out of the old skoda stigma of ‘cheap and no-frills’ vehicles. The rise of the Korean brand Kia continued with the Rio taking victory in the Supermini category. The Family category was won by another Korean brand with Hyundai’s i30 taking top spot ahead of the Citroen DS5 and another Hyundai product, the i40.