2022 Dacia Duster Commercial revealed: price, specs and release date
New Dacia Duster Commercial will be one of the cheapest cars of its kind, has lots of interior space and is available with petrol or diesel power...
On sale: June 2022 | Price from: £13,995 (incl VAT) £8,995 (ex-VAT)
Everyone loves a bargain, and that goes for businesses too. It’s fortunate, then, that the new Dacia Duster Commercial will be one of the cheapest commercial vehicles on the market when sales begin in June 2022.
The new Duster Commercial adopts a similar look to the Duster family SUV, with Y-shaped LED running lights, an imposing front grille and 16in alloy wheels.
Slight modifications have been made to turn the Duster from an SUV into a commercial vehicle, including a flat, wooden load floor in place of the rear seats, leaving you with a payload weight capacity of 503kg and a cargo space of 1623l. That’s more than three times the cargo space you’d get in the smaller Suzuki Jimny LCV and more than double the capacity of commercial versions of the Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rover Defender.
Inside, the Duster Commercial comes with an 8.0in touchscreen display for telephone, radio and sat-nav. It also has a built-in alarm system as well as six speakers for your music.
Other standard kit includes air conditioning, electric front windows, cruise control, a trip computer, DAB radio with bluetooth connectivity and a USB connection. Meanwhile, Comfort trim adds a rear-view camera with parking sensors, hill descent control and a locking differential for easier off-road progress on models equipped with four-wheel drive.
Petrol and diesel engines are available on the Duster Commercial, and each comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although a six-speed automatic is available as an option. The petrol range starts with an 89bhp 1.0-litre petrol, called the TCe90, while the larger 1.3-litre TCe 130 develops 128bhp. The range-topping TCe 150, meanwhile, develops 150bhp and can get the Duster Commercial from 0-62mph in 9.7sec. All petrol range engines are available exclusively with two-wheel drive.
The sole diesel option is a 113bhp 1.5-litre engine that’s available in both front and four-wheel drive forms.
Prices range from £8,995 to £14,995 without VAT, or from £13,995 with VAT included, making it substantially cheaper than all of its rivals – in fact, the new Duster Commercial will enjoy a formidable status as one of the cheapest commercial vehicles in the UK.
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