As revealed by BusinessCar last April, Dacia will launch a commercial version of its Duster later this year priced from £9595.
It is powered by the firm’s 107hp 1.5-litre diesel engine, which emits 130g/km of CO2 and returns 56.5mpg in two-wheel-drive guise, while the four-wheel-drive version emits 137g/km of CO2.
Two trim levels are offered – Ambiance and Laureate. Standard equipment includes roof bars, a chrome grille, radio/CD player with Bluetooth and AUX and USB inputs, while the higher trim level offers alloy wheels, side sill and scuff plates, a trip computer, cruise control and air conditioning.
Dacia claims the Commercial has a load capacity of 1150 litres in the 2x2 version or 1000 litres in the all-wheel-drive variant and a payload of 550kg with a 1.4-metre long flat cargo deck.
“With the Dacia brand now established as part of the UK motoring landscape following two very successful years of growth, we now feel the time is right to launch a Duster product in the commercial vehicle sector,” said Andy Heiron, Dacia brand manager in the UK.
“Our aim is to bring Duster to the UK’s van buyers in true Dacia style with a value-for-money product and transparent pricing. Owners and drivers will benefit from a practical and functional vehicle that can be serviced and maintained in our network of 223 dealers and service outlets,” said Heiron.