The new Duster Commercial models – available in 4x2 and 4x4 guises – have been created at the specific request of Dacia UK and Dacia Ireland, where car-derived vans account for 30 per cent of the LCV market. The Duster CV offers:
·Up to 1,150 litres of load space with 550 kg payload
·Available in 4x4 and 4x2 versions
·VAT fully reclaimable and flat-rate BIK taxation for users
·Available to order now; first deliveries from late June
·Prices from £9,595 exc VAT and OTR charges
Thanks to a false floor with load protection, Duster Commercial has a load capacity of 1,150 litres (4x2) or 1,000 litres (4x4), a payload of 550 kg and a flat cargo deck almost 1.4 metres long and more than a metre width between the wheel arches. The new models are expected to appeal strongly to local and regional businesses as a mobile toolbox, while their low price will be especially attractive to charities. Alan Eaton, Bristo's Commercial Vehicle specialist, can see the new Duster CV being a hit in Suffolk, with four-wheel drive being a particular feature that will favour a lot of users.
The Duster Commercial is available solely with a 1.5-litre, 107 hp dCi 110 diesel engine, but offer buyers the choice of Ambiance or Lauréate equipment packages, each with the option of two- or four-wheel drive.
The availability of all-wheel drive, meanwhile, opens up huge possibilities with landscape gardeners, ground maintenance staff, farmers and forestry, power and communications companies who need to reach remote areas, often in extreme weather.
Because the Duster Commercial is classed as a van, owners can reclaim the VAT on the purchase price, and they attract flat-rate benefit-in-kind taxation for users.
Standard equipment on all models includes roof bars, a chrome grille, chrome interior highlights, a toughened plastic floor with two anchorage points, electric front windows, a height-adjustable steering wheel and driver's seat, luggage area lighting, a four-speaker radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth, AUX and USB sockets, ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control and four airbags.
Lauréate versions add alloy wheels; satin chrome roof bars, side sills and scuff plates; piano black interior detailing; black door sill protectors; a seven-function trip computer; heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors; cruise control with a speed limiter; and air conditioning. All-wheel-drive versions have a centre differential lock with selectable 2WD, AUTO and LOCK modes.
Prices start from £9,595 + vat for the Commercial Ambience dCi 110 4x2, through to the Lauréate dCi 110 4x4 at only £12,545 + vat. As the Dacia catchphrase says – “You Do The Maths".
For further details on the new Dacia Duster Commercial contact Alan Eaton at Bristo's Vans in Ipswich, Suffolk on 01473 325301 or 07837 281729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.