The History of Dacia

Dacia is a Romanian car brand, its name in translation sounds like 'Dacia', which was the name of Romania during the Roman Empire. The company was founded in 1967 in Pitesti and was called Uzina Autoturismul Pitesti (Pitesti Automobile Plant). Company abbreviation (UAP) was shown on the first Dacia shield-shaped logo in 1968. Also the logo shows one of the symbols of Romania - an eagle spreading its wings on the mountain top. The company's acronym (UAP) was shown on the first shield-shaped logo of Dacia in 1968. It was also one of the symbols of Romania, the eagle spreading its wings on the mountaintop. This colorful logo existed for 10 years and in 1978 it was changed to black and white.

In 1991, the Dacia logo was updated again. It is believed that it became mournful, but it is not related to the death of President Nicolae Ceausescu. The shield-shaped form remains unchanged, but the other attributes have been removed. Now it was just written 'Dacia' on a black background. In 2000, the shield was repainted in dark blue. In 2003, the famous blue shield with dragon's scales appeared. Such an element refers to the traditions of the Dacia tribe, which in ancient times lived on the territory of modern Romania. Dragon was the totem animal of the tribe. The corporate font was also updated. In 2008, the company again updates its logo and now abandons the usual shield-shape. The new logo has the form of an inverted English letter 'D', on the edge of which is written in a slightly updated font the name of the brand Dacia in dark blue. People say that the logo looks like a bottle opener, but nevertheless it does not look pretentious and modern. It is believed that the silver color of the new logo is chosen not for nothing - it is the color of the logo of Renault, because Dacia is a subsidiary of Renault. This logo was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show on the new Dacia Sandero.

In 1988, the car 1320 CN1 was produced on the basis of the sedan 1310. But this car had a five-door body. The trucks were equipped with climate control and a fundamentally new electric package. On the basis of 1320 was designed 1325 Liberta. It was produced in very small quantities. It differed from the 1320 by the rear end. It was much shorter. In a sense it can be said that the original shape was restored. In 1990, the Dacia Jumbo was presented at the TIB show. It was a pickup truck with a closed body and very large windows. In 1991, at the TIB show was presented the Dacia Star, which was a sedan with new headlights and curved windows.

In 1997, a prototype of Dacia D33 was shown. The design of this car was developed in Italy. There were presented three different versions of the design. But the most successful was the monovolume version. For the trips inside the city was created a model Dacia 500. Later this car was called Lastun. This car was made in Timisoara in very small quantities. Because of its poor quality, the production of the car in 1989 was discontinued. The first car designed by the Romanians in Pitesti was the Nova. It was a five-seat five-door sedan. The third generation model was introduced in 1996 in Bucharest at the SAB show. It was the R524 type. Two years later, the Nova was equipped with Bosch fuel injection system and a fundamentally new dashboard. In 2000, the SupeRNova was presented. This model received a gearbox from Renault Clio. In addition, a new injection engine is installed. Until 2005, Dacia produced about 2.5 million cars. Since 2004, Dacia has mastered the production of the Logan sedan on the world platform Renault X90. In 2006, on the same reinforced platform (M90) a station wagon Logan MCV was mastered, which in 2007 was completed with a commercial van Logan VAN, in 2008 - with a pick-up Logan Pickup. After the transition to a modern lineup the production of Dacia vehicles has increased many times. Do not forget to use Dacia VIN decoder in order to avoid potential problems when buying a used car.

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