Dacia’s second-generation Duster Commercial has gone on sale, priced from £15,039.
Based on the Duster SUV, the commercial model has been converted to remove the rear seats, leaving an entirely flat floor with no loading lip from the tailgate and featuring a carpet cover.
It provides up to 1.5m3 of volume, while maximum load length in the load bay is 1,557mm and maximum load width measures 1,247mm on four-wheel drive models. Payload stands at up to 492kg.
As part of the van conversion kit, the Duster Commercial also features a bulkhead with load stop, four handy lashing hooks and a removable load cover up to the window line. All Duster Commercials also have fixed rear windows with an opaque film, plus an alarm.
Engine line-up is all Euro 6D-compliant and includes two petrol engines – the TCe 90 and TCe 130 – both in front-wheel drive. There’s one diesel engine – the Blue dCi 115 – which is available in both front-wheel or four-wheel drive. All models are fitted with a six-speed manual transmission.
The TCe 90 offers 90hp and 160Nm of torque with up to 45.6mpg (WLTP). The more powerful TCe 130 produces 130hp and 240Nm of torque and a 10.6-second zero to 62mph time. It also returns up to 45.6mpg.
The top payload of up to 492kg is offered on the TCe 90, while every other engine offers a maximum payload of up to 486kg. And all engines come with Stop&Start as standard.
Two trims are offered – Essential and Comfort – with all engines available on each trim. The Duster Commercial Essential comes with 16-inch steel wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, roof bars, air con, electric front windows, height-adjustable driver’s seat, DAB radio with fingertip controls, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection.
Opting for the Comfort specification adds 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, satin chrome exterior detail to the roof bars, door mirrors and skid plates, darkened rear glass, body-coloured door handles and heated, electrically adjustable door mirrors.
There are just three extras to choose from on each model: metallic paint, European mapping upgrade and a spare wheel.