Dacia has today announced a new commercial version of its popular Duster SUV, with a starting price of £12,795 in the UK. Like other commercialised versions of passenger cars, the Duster sacrifices the rear passenger seats for a flat loading area, like a van. The rear space has a capacity of 1,623 litres and can carry half a tonne.

The Duster Commercial is based on the new version of the Duster SUV and therefore gets all the new updates from the passenger car, including the new radiator grille, redesigned headlights and LED daytime running lights. Inside, the standard 8-inch infotainment screen is included, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Dacia is offering two trim levels on the commercial version, the Essential for £12,795 which has 16-inch steel wheels, cruise console, DAB radio, bluetooth and manual auto conditioning. The Comfort is quite a bit more, at £17,779 and has 16-inch alloy wheels, body coloured door handles, rear view camera and parking sensors.

In terms of engines, four are offered. A 1.0-litre three cylinder with 89bhp, a 1.3-litre four cylinder with 128bhp which can also be had with 148bhp. Then there is a diesel too, a 1.5-litre with 113bhp.