• Dacia launches the New Duster Commercial, bringing even greater versatility and usability to the Duster range
  • Based on the rugged New Duster SUV, the New Duster Commercial has been expertly converted to a practical, professional LCV
  • Conversion sees rear seats and seatbelts removed, replaced with flat load floor, mesh bulkhead, load cover, opaque window film, and security alarm
  • Practical load area offers up to 1,623 litres of useful volume and up to 503kg payload
  • Range of efficient Euro 6D-Full compliant petrol and diesel engines with availability of dual-clutch automatic EDC gearbox
  • All-wheel drive version continues Duster Commercial’s status as the most affordable 4×4 LCV in the UK
  • A simple yet generously equipped two-model range with Essential and Comfort trim levels
  • Three-year, 60,000-mile warranty with three-year roadside cover as standard
  • Orders open now, with prices starting from £12,795 excluding VAT

Dacia has announced the introduction of the New Duster Commercial, offering unbeatable value for money for businesses looking for a robust LCV that simply gets the job done.

Based on the passenger version of Dacia’s SUV, the New Duster Commercial brings even more versatility and capability to an already incredibly practical package. Homologated as an N1 commercial version, the New Duster Commercial builds on the Duster’s rugged and resilient nature by adding a tough, hard-wearing flat load area, offering 1,623 litres of space and up to 503kg payload capacity.

In updating the successful formula established by the outgoing model, the New Duster Commercial gains the same bold styling and unmistakable personality as the New Duster SUV, thanks to its Y-shaped LED running lights, new front grille, and updated alloy wheel designs.

The New Duster Commercial is powered by a range of punchy yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, complete with the option of Dacia’s dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission. For the more adventurous tradesperson, farmer, or utility company that needs to access remote areas, a four-wheel-drive model offers genuine go-anywhere capability.

For simplicity, two trim levels – Essential and Comfort – bring the same generous equipment to the New Duster Commercial as the Duster SUV, including a new 8-inch touchscreen boasting Dacia’s Media Display infotainment system complete with both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®.

PRACTICAL AND SPACIOUS CARGO AREA
The conversion takes place right at the factory, with experienced Dacia technicians replacing the rear seats of the Duster with a completely flat wooden load floor covered with a hard-wearing surface. A sturdy mesh bulkhead safely separates the load area from the front passenger compartment, while a series of lashing eyes make it easy to secure loose cargo.

A full-length removable load cover keeps the cargo bay’s contents shielded from prying eyes, aided by the opaque film applied to the fixed rear windows. Finally, rubber mats and a built-in alarm system round out the protection measures.

With up to 1,623 litres of cargo space on offer, the New Duster Commercial is a natural fit for any number of hard-working trades. The absence of a load sill makes accessing the space easy and, with a bay length of 1,792mm, even the longest loads can be accommodated with ease. A generous load width of 1,247mm and a floor-to-ceiling height on the 4×2 models of 917mm means bulky items can be easily transported, too. Meanwhile, a maximum payload of up to 503kg (depending on model) ensures the New Duster Commercial is ready for a day’s work no matter how much is being asked of it.

BOLD EXTERIOR DESIGN
The New Duster Commercial shares the same tough and ready-for-anything styling as the Duster SUV on which it is based. Echoing the new front grille design and Y-shaped LED running lights, the New Duster Commercial continues the bold and striking look premiered by the rest of the Duster range.

Flared wheel-arches matched with durable skid plates, front and rear, emphasise the New Duster Commercial’s outdoor spirit, while new alloy wheel designs and a choice of seven appealing paintwork colours – including the stunning Arizona Orange – bring an added sense of flair.

Contrasting black roof bars hint at the Duster Commercial’s sense of adventure, backed up by its 210mm of ground clearance and 450mm wading depth. As a go-anywhere, carry anything LCV, the New Duster Commercial offers unrivalled capability for excellent value.

EFFICIENT ENGINES
The New Duster Commercial features a range of proven and efficient petrol and diesel engines with outputs from 90hp to 150hp, covering a choice of two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard, while Dacia’s six-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission is available exclusively with the TCe 150.

The petrol range starts with the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre TCe 90, delivering 90hp and 160Nm of torque at 2,750rpm, with combined cycle economy of up to 45.6mpg (WLTP).

The more powerful 1.3-litre four-cylinder TCe 130 offers 130hp and a useful 240Nm of torque from just 1,600rpm, while matching the smaller unit’s official fuel economy figure of 45.6mpg (WLTP).

Completing the petrol line-up is the TCe 150, coupled exclusively with Dacia’s six-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission. Despite its impressive 0-62mph acceleration time of just 9.7 seconds and its 124mph top speed, the TCe 150 still returns the same 45.6mpg (WLTP) economy as its petrol-powered siblings.

The 1.5-litre Blue dCi diesel engine develops 115hp and 260Nm of torque at 2,000rpm, and is available with the choice of either two- or four-wheel-drive. The Blue dCi 115 4×2 offers impressive fuel economy of 57.6mpg (WLTP) and low CO2 emissions of just 127g/km, while the 4×4 version emits 139g/km and achieves a creditable 53.3mpg (WLTP) on the combined cycle.

All are compliant with the latest Euro 6D-Full emissions regulations and are equipped with Stop & Start – which automatically turns the engine off at a standstill to reduce emissions and boost fuel economy – as standard.

Model

Power (hp)

Torque (Nm)

@ rpm

0-62mph (secs)

Top speed (mph)

CO2 (g/km)

Combined Fuel Consumption MPG WLTP (L/100km)

TCe 90 4×2

90

160 @ 2,750

13.1

103

140

45.6 (6.2)

TCe 130 4×2

130

240 @ 1,600

10.6

120

141

45.6 (6.2)

TCe 150 4×2 EDC

150

250 @ 1,700-3,250

9.7

124

142

45.6 (6.2)

Blue dCi 115 4×2

115

260 @ 2,000

10.3

113

127

57.6 (4.9)

Blue dCi 115 4×4

115

260 @ 2,000

10.3

108

139

53.3 (5.3)


SIMPLIFIED TWO-MODEL RANGE
The New Duster Commercial is available in two simple-to-understand specifications, both with a generous standard level of equipment.

As standard, the Duster Commercial Essential features Dacia’s distinctive Y-shaped LED daytime running lights, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, black roof bars with ‘Duster’ inscription, 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, electric front windows, cruise control with speed limiter, seven-function on-board computer, height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel with backlit controls, DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB connection.

Moving up to the Comfort specification adds 16-inch alloy wheels, black-painted door mirrors, body-colour door handles, chrome front grille, front fog lights, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, rear-view camera with parking sensors, hill descent control, and a centre differential lock on 4×4 models. The interior, meanwhile, gains upgraded Comfort upholstery, black door sill protection strips, soft-feel steering wheel, centre console with driver’s armrest, height-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, and Dacia’s Media Display infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone replication with both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, and two USB ports.

Both Essential and Comfort models are offered with a spare wheel as an available option, while metallic paint in one of six colours – Slate Grey, Highland Grey, Pearl Black, Iron Blue, Fusion Red, and the stunning Arizona Orange – can be specified across the range.

With prices starting from just £12,795 excluding VAT, the New Duster Commercial is available to order now, with TCe 90 and TCe 130 following shortly after. First customer deliveries are expected in December.

PRICING

Version

VED Year 1

BIK

Basic Price

VAT 20%

Total Retail Price

First Registration Fee

Delivery Charge

OTR

Essential TCe 90 4×2

£275

31%

£12,795

£2,559

£15,354

£55

£595

£16,279

Essential TCe 130 4×2

£275

31%

£13,945

£2,789

£16,734

£55

£595

£17,659

Essential Blue dCi 115 4×2

£275

32%

£14,345

£2,869

£17,214

£55

£595

£18,139

Essential Blue dCi 115 4×4

£275

34%

£16,295

£3,259

£19,554

£55

£595

£20,479

Comfort TCe 90 4×2

£275

31%

£14,045

£2,809

£16,854

£55

£595

£17,779

Comfort TCe 130 4×2

£275

31%

£15,245

£3,049

£18,294

£55

£595

£19,219

Comfort TCe 150 EDC 4×2

£275

31%

£16,945

£3,389

£20,334

£55

£595

£21,259

Comfort Blue dCi 115 4×2

£275

32%

£15,645

£3,129

£18,774

£55

£595

£19,699

Comfort Blue dCi 115 4×4

£275

34%

£17,595

£3,519

£21,114

£55

£595

£22,039

 

DIMENSIONS

LOAD VOLUME & DIMENSIONS

4×2

4×4

Length (mm)

1,792

Maximum width (mm)

1,247

Minimum width (mm)

977

Height to load cover (mm)

468

365

Height to roof (mm)

917

814

Useful volume to roof (litres)

1,623

1,559

     

PAYLOAD (kg)

Essential

Comfort

TCe 90 4×2

503

TCe 130 4×2

483

TCe 150 EDC 4×2

473

Blue dCi 115 4×2

481

463

Blue dCi 115 4×2

490

471

     

DIMENSIONS (mm)

4×2

4×4

Overall length

4,341

Wheelbase

2,673

2,676

Front overhang

842

841

Rear overhang

826

824

Overall width with folded mirrors / unfolded mirrors

1,804 / 2,052

Front track

1,563

Rear track

1,570

1,580

Overall height without/with longitudinal roof bars

1,633 / 1,693

1,621 / 1,682

Open tailgate height

2,020

Trunk sill height

782

764

Ground clearance unladen

217

214

Approach angle (degrees)

29°

29°

Ramp angle (degrees)

21°

18°

Departure angle (degrees)

29°

29°

Knee radius in 2nd row

170

Front elbow room

1,403

Front shoulder width

1,383

Front headroom

900

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Tce 90 4×2

TCe 130 4×2

TCe 150 Auto 4×2

Blue dCi 115 4×2

Blue dCi 115 4×4

 

Euro 6 D Full

Euro 6 D Full

Euro 6 D Full

Euro 6 D Full

Euro 6 D Full

ENGINE

 

Cubic capacity (cm3)

999

1,332

1,332

1,461

Number of cylinders / valves

3 cyl /12

4 in line / 16

4 in line / 16

4 in line / 8

Fuel

Unleaded Petrol

Unleaded petrol

Unleaded petrol

Diesel

Fuel injection type

Multipoint sequential

Commonrail direct +

 multipoint injection

Direct injection

Common rail direct +

multipoint injection

Aspiration

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Bore x Stroke

72.2×81.34

72.2×81.34

72.2×81.4

76 x 80.5

Peak power KW (Metric HP) @ RPM

67 (90) @ 5,000

96 (130) @ 5000

110 (150) @ 5,250-6,000

85 (115) @ 3,750

Peak torque (Nm) @ RPM

160 @ 2,750

240 @ 1600

250 @ 1,700-3,250

260 @ 2,000

PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Speed mph (km/h)

103 (166)

120 (193)

124 (199)

113 (183)

108 (175)

0- 62 mph – secs (0-100 km/h)

13.1

10.6

9.7

10.3

10.3

ECONOMY & EMISSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 (g/km) WLTP

140

141

142

127

139

Combined cycle – mpg (l/100km) WLTP

45.6 (6.2)

45.6 (6.2)

45.6 (6.2)

57.6 (4.9)

53.3 (5.3)

Low – l/100km WLTP

7.4

7.3

7.7

5.3

5.7

Medium – l/100km WLTP

5.6

5.7

5.9

4.5

5.0

High – l/100km WLTP

5.4

5.4

5.4

4.3

4.6

Extra-High – l/100km WLTP

6.9

6.9

6.7

5.4

6.0

TRANSMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

Drive type

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive (selectable)

Gearbox type

Manual

Manual

DCT

Manual

Manual

Number of forward gears

6

6

6

6

6

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 1st

4.23 mph

4.95 mph

4.58 mph

4.95 mph

3.6 mph

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 2nd

7.18 mph

8.77 mph

7.96 mph

8.77 mph

6.2 mph

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 3rd

10.97 mph

13.97 mph

12.26 mph

13.97 mph

9.8 mph

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 4th

15.53 mph

18.95 mph

17.41 mph

18.95 mph

14.4 mph

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 5th

20.28 mph

24.21 mph

23.35 mph

24.21 mph

21 mph

Vehicle speeds (mph) per 1000 rpm: in 6th

25.66 mph

28.95 mph

30.16 mph

28.95 mph

28.6 mph

STEERING

 

 

 

 

 

Steering type

Electric Power Steering

Turning circle (m)

10.72

10.72

10.72

10.72

10.72

Number of turns (lock-to-lock)

3.088

3.088

3.088

3.088

3.088

SUSPENSION

 

 

 

 

 

Rear suspension type

Flexible axle with programmed deflection and coil springs

McPherson-type multi-link

WHEELS/TYRES

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel size

215/65 R16

215/65 R16

 

T145/90 R16

215/65 R16

BRAKES

 

 

 

 

 

Front: Ventilated discs – diameter (mm) / thickness (mm)

280 / 24

280 / 24

280 / 24

280 / 24

Rear: Drum – diameter (inches)

9

9

9

9

9

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Yes

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Yes

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Yes

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

Yes

FUEL TANK

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

50

50

50

50

50

AdBlue tank capacity (litres)

14.4

14.4

WEIGHT

Essential / Comfort

Essential / Comfort

Comfort

Essential

Comfort

Essential

Comfort

Kerb Weight (Excluding Driver) (kg)

1,231

1,284

1,305

1,366

1,392

1,455

1,481

Unladen weight on front axle (kg)

711

761

779

803

826

828

851

Unladen weight on rear axle (kg)

520

523

526

563

566

627

630

Total authorised laden weight (kg)

1,734

1,767

1,778

1,847

1,855

1,945

1,952

Gross train weight (GTW)

2,934

2,967

2,978

3,047

3,055

3,445

3,452

Max payload (kg)

503

483

473

481

463

490

471

TOWING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max towing weight: braked (kg)

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

Max towing weight: unbraked (kg)

630

655

665

695

710

740

750

GROUND CLEARANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground clearance (unladen) (mm)

210

210

210

210

210

210

 

Wading depth (mm)

450

450

450

450

450

450