Access to the load box is by means of a single rear door hinged to the right and assisted by a gas-filled strut. The door is glazed and the window has a heater, but there is no wash/wipe system, which is a disadvantage if you end up splashing about in a lot of sloppy mud.
The door opens to reveal a 1.57m3 load area with sides that are well-protected against minor scratches and scrapes by a variety of plastic mouldings. A timber floor is fitted, and while cargo tie-down points appear to be in short supply – we could only see two and would like a few more – a sturdy-looking steel half-height bulkhead topped off by a full-height mesh grille should hopefully protect whoever is in the cab from any unsecured items that come flying forwards.
Roof rails are fitted to create a bit more carrying space. If your are fitting a roof rack, however, then bear in mind that this light commercial’s fuel consumption will be affected – and don’t put too much weight on it.
No spare wheel is provided, alas. You have to rely on a tyre inflator positioned in a compartment just inside the rear door instead. We would rather see a proper spare wheel.
Head across rough terrain and there is always the risk that a tyre will end up with a severe gash in its sidewall – too big a gash for an inflation system to deal with.
A 12V power point sits just inside the door too (you can’t have too many power sockets).