A major success story, and not even two years yet in the country, Dacia has been embraced by the Irish smart-buy customer.
The brand has become ever more visible on our roads, with the Duster, Sandero, Stepway and Logan all catching the attention of the cash conscious motorist.
Already there has been over 900 Dusters put on our roads so far this year and here’s why…
It’s shockingly affordable pricing, chunky unpretentious styling, impressive and versatile interior space, and peerless build quality, have all contributed to the Duster’s success.
At the end of May, Duster was the bestselling car in its class and is preforming ahead of well-established and more premium brands, showing that Irish consumers still know a smart buy when they see one.
It is still keeping its segment competitors on their toes with its super-mini or in some cases city-car pricing.
Quite simply no other car in the country can offer the same price, size and equipment for the money…until now!
The Duster Commercial has driven into town and is now available to test drive at Dacia dealerships around the country.
The Commercial version will sit in the competitive Car Derived Van (CDV)/SUV/PickUp segment, which represents almost 27% of the LCV Market.
It is based on the same design and engine size as the original Duster and is locally converted with its rear seats removed and rear windows blacked out to hide cargo.
The Duster Commercial is an ideal vehicle for small business drivers or larger businesses with a mixed fleet.
Its current list of competitors in the CDV segment include the Ford Focus Van (from €18,700 incl VAT), the Hyundai i30 i-pro (from €17,495 incl VAT), and the Toyota Auris Van (from €18,495 incl VAT).
The Duster, as with all Dacia vehicles, offers a more competitive price, without all the non-essential extras, as well as a bigger luggage volume in excess of 1650 litres.
Pay load is around 550kg depending on variant.
From just €13,361 ex VAT and delivery charges the Duster Commercial comes in two guises, like the original model. The Alternative 4x2 and The Signature 4x2 and 4x4, with one punchy 1.5 dCi 110Bhp and it comes with a standard 3 year, 100,000KM warranty, extendable to five years unlimited mileage warranty.
EQUIPMENT: Key features of the Alternative 4 x 2 trim level:
EXTERIOR FEATURES: 16” steel wheels, Body coloured bumpers and door mirrors, Black longitudinal roof rails, Fog lights
INTERIOR FEATURES: Chrome air vent surrounds, Chrome steering wheel logo surround
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE: Bluetooth connectivity, Mono CD-Radio 4 x 20W MP3 reader, USB connection for MP3 players,
Electric front windows, 1/3 - 2/3 split folding rear bench seat, Height-adjustable driver seat, Black “Compass” cloth upholstery
SAFETY & SECURITY: ABS and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Driver’s, passenger’s and head-thorax front side airbags, 2 height adjustable rear head-rests (central curved head-rest), ISOFIX child seat mounting points on front passenger seat; Central door locking