Case in point, the new Duster Pick-Up. The latest version has been developed locally, alongside Romturingia – a specialized coachbuilder that has ample experience with this type of conversion. It will become available in Romania starting October 22nd and its most alluring technical specifications have to do with the newly added bed.
The latter is 1.65 meters (65 in.) long, and was designed in place of the rear hatch and a couple of doors with a payload capacity of 500 kg (1,102 lbs.) - otherwise the model is dimensionally the same as any stock, 4x4, Duster.
Many fans of the brand might be expecting a sporty derivative of one of the models in the lineup, but the Duster Pick-Up certainly doesn’t fit the bill, even though it has been left with just two doors. As such, we can’t even say it’s a Renault Duster Oroch competitor... but we kind of like the styling better on the Dacia model, nonetheless.
The composite materials tailgate fits the design quite well, and the bare-bones aesthetics is complimented by the Blanc Glacier exterior hue and 16-inch alloys. Up front, the Duster Pick-Up is equipped with Renault’s tried and trusty Blue dCi turbodiesel in the 115 hp version. At home in Romania, pricing kicks off at 22.546 euros ($26,748).