Just behind the front seats, the Dacia Duster Fiskal LCV features a flat load compartment with length of 1,640 mm
Dacia, Renault’s subsidiary since 1999, is a Romanian car manufacturer that shares platforms and vehicles with its parent company and sells them affordably in parts of Europe. Among its current fleet, the highly popular Duster SUV is a rebadged version of Renault’s product and in fact received a comprehensive facelift ahead of the French badged bigger brother last year.
The volume-based budget brand has now turned the second generation Duster in to a Light Commercial Vehicle for an extra €1,730 in Austria without tax and transport charges (Rs. 1.39 lakh approximately). Christened the Dacia Duster Fiskal, it is said to be a van for all scenarios while not compromising the intentions of the budget SUV.
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Just behind the front seats, the Dacia Duster Fiskal LCV features a flat load compartment with length of 1,640 mm. The trunk volume is distinguished from the compartment up front with a steel divider and the side windows are replaced by metal with fabric on the inside. Dacia offers the new configuration in both front- and all-wheel-drive systems for better buying choices to customers.
The FWD version has a bootspace of 1,636 litres while the AWD model has it 32 litres less. Both the configurations are made available in 113 horsepower and 123 horsepower petrol as well as 89 hp and 108 hp diesel engine options. Apart from the Duster LCV, Dacia also provides the van option for Sandero and Logan too in Austria.
The more realistic chance of a Duster based production pickup truck from Renault could depend on the Oroch concept. Earlier this year, we uncovered that the Duster Oroch was patented in India. Using the existing powertrains of the standard compact SUV, we can expect Renault to rival the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in the near future with single and dual cab configurations.