Renault's budget brand Dacia has launched a commercial van version of its Duster.

Dacia's range now includes the five-seat Duster, Sandero, Stepway and Logan.

Over 900 Dusters have found homes in Ireland since the Romanian-built car was launched. 

The advertising tagline of "shockingly affordable" has proved to be quite accurate. 

Priced aggressively, Duster's chunky styling and impressive interior space have all contributed to its success. 

At the end of May, Dacia Ireland said "the Duster was the best-selling car in its class… showing that Irish consumers still know a smart buy when they see one". 

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, 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. 

Payload is around 550kg depending on variant. Prices start from €13,361 (ex VAT and delivery charges). 

Duster Commercial comes in two guises: The Alternative 4x2 and The Signature 4x2 and 4x4, with one diesel 1.5 dCi 110hp engine. 

It comes with a three-year, 100,000KM warranty, extendable to five years' unlimited mileage warranty.