With Renault everything began, everything returned to him.
In 1967, on the outskirts of the Romanian city of Piteşti (Piteşti, Romania), with the help of Renault, a small automobile plant was built, which launched the production of a small Dacia 1100 car (actually, Renault R8). With minor changes, the car was produced until 1971, after which it was replaced by a more modern Renault R12. By the way, the company itself was then called UAP (Uzina de Autoturisme Pitești – Automotive Enterprise Pitesti).
Title Dacia (read as "Dacia" or "Dacia") comes from Dacia - this was the name of the territory of modern Romania in Ancient Rome. The Romans chose this name according to the name of the Dacian tribe that lived on these lands.
For a long time, production differed little from other industries in the socialist countries. Models were updated extremely rarely and as if reluctantly. Most of the models were built on the basis of Western designs, most often Renault. These cars were created mainly for Romania, but were also exported. They were actively used by the communist elite of the country. The lineup continued to develop (though not too successfully) after the 1989 revolution. For example, the Dacia Nova, which appeared in 1994, was distinguished by the “Romanian design 100%” (although it is believed that it was borrowed from either the Peugeot 309 or the Renault 11). The quality at first was also 100% Romanian - they said that when it rains outside, it also rains in the cabin. True, by 1996, many childhood diseases were eliminated. And 1998 was also marked by the release of the two millionth car Dacia.