A Dacia Duster pick-up prototype has been photographed without any camouflage ahead of a possible Paris Motor Show launch in October.

A Dacia Duster pick-up prototype has been photographed without any camouflage.

Towards the end of last year we saw a custom Dacia Duster pick-up conversion made by Romanian coachbuilder Romturingia in collaboration with Renault Tehnologie Roumanie and now, judging by the license plates, it seems Dacia is undergoing final testing of a series production Duster pickup based on the facelifted off-roader.

It’s a wise move coming from Dacia taking into consideration they don’t have a pick-up anymore in their lineup. The first generation Logan was available in this more utilitarian body style but the second gen launched in 2012 can only be had as a hatchback (Sandero), sedan (Logan) and estate (MCV) versions.

Gone are the Duster's rear doors as these have been axed to make room for a longer truck bed suitable for carrying bulky cargo. Engine lineup will likely be carried over from the standard Duster so expect a 105 PS 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated motor, a turbocharged 125 PS 1.2-liter TCe, along with a 1.5-liter dCi diesel offered with 90 PS and 110 PS. Depending on engine choice, the Duster can be had with a FWD or AWD layout.

The Dacia Duster pick-up could be introduced as early as October at the Paris Motor Show.

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