Dacia has revealed it will enter the UK light commercial vehicle market later this year with the Duster Commercial.
The new Duster Commercial models, available to order now, will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 guises. First deliveries are expected in June.
A false floor with load protection helps the Duster Commercial offer a load capacity of either 1,150 litres (4×2) or 1,000 litres (4×4), as well as a payload of 550kg and a flat cargo deck almost 1.4m long.
There will only be one engine on offer, a 1.5-litre, 107bhp dCi 110 diesel engine. There will, however, be a choice of two equipment packages will be available, each with the option of two- or four-wheel drive.
Andy Herion, Dacia Brand Manager in the UK, explained that the “time is right” to launch a Dacia model in the commercial sector.
“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,” he said.
The announcement was made on Dacia’s stand at the CV Show, where TV presenter and maths whizz Rachel Riley helped launch the Duster Commercial.