Dacia has announced plans to enter the UK light commercial vehicle market later this year with a commercial version of the Duster SUV – Duster Commercial.
Order books for the new models – available in 4×2 and 4×4 guises – opened last month, with first UK deliveries expected at the end of June.
Thanks to a false floor with load protection, Duster Commercial has a load capacity of 1,150 litres (4×2) or 1,000 litres (4×4), a payload of 550 kg and a flat cargo deck almost 1.4 metres long and more than a metre width between the wheel arches.
The Duster Commercial is available solely with a 1.5-litre, 107 hp dCi 110 diesel engine, but offers buyers the choice of Ambiance or Lauréate equipment packages, each with the option of two- or four-wheel drive.
Standard equipment on all models includes roof bars, a chrome grille, chrome interior highlights, a toughened plastic floor with two anchorage points, electric front windows, a height-adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat, luggage area lighting, a four-speaker radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth, AUX and USB sockets, ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control and four airbags