The Dacia Dokker is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle (LAV) built at the Renault factory in Tangier, Morocco. It was officially launched at the 2012 Casablanca Auto Show, and initially went on sale in Morocco in June 2012. It has been available in Romania since September 2012, and is marketed in Europe, North Africa and French overseas territories.
|Body and chassis|
Leisure activity vehicle (Dokker)|
Panel van (Dokker Van)
4-door panel van
|Platform||Dacia M0 platform|
1.2 L I4 TCe|
1.6 L I4
1.5 L I4 dCi
|Wheelbase||2,810 mm (110.6 in)|
|Length||4,363 mm (171.8 in)|
|Width||1,751 mm (68.9 in)|
|Height||1,814 mm (71.4 in)|
|Curb weight||1,165–1,405 kg (2,568–3,097 lb)|
It is manufactured in passenger and panel van variants, as well as a crossover version, the Dokker Stepway, introduced at the 2012 Istanbul Motor Show, featuring body elements similar to the Sandero Stepway. It is marketed in CIS countries and Middle East as Renault Dokker, but not in other parts of the world because it would cannibalise sales of its French sourced brother, the Renault Kangoo. A heavily revised version is produced in Argentina as Renault Nueva Kangoo (Renault New Kangoo).
The name Dokker is a play on the words dock worker, and according to the manufacturer it is expressing the high carrying capacity of the model and its modular interior and robustness.
The passenger version offers five seats and has a luggage capacity of 800 litres (28 cu ft), with a maximum load length of 1.16 m (3.8 ft). It features one sliding side door, and as an option it can be ordered with sliding doors on both sides. The rear bench seat can be split asymmetrically and it can also be tipped forward against the front seats, which creates a carrying capacity of 3,000 litres (110 cu ft) and a load length of 1.57 m (5.2 ft).
The panel van version has a luggage capacity of 3,300 litres (120 cu ft) and a maximum load length of 1.90 m (6.2 ft), thanks to the foldable front passenger seat, that can also be tipped forward against the glove box to free up space for a load length of up to 2.42 m (7.9 ft). If the front seat is removed altogether it provides a carrying capacity of 3,900 litres (140 cu ft) and a maximum load length of load length of up to 3.11 m (10.2 ft).
The payload capacity is 750 kg (1,653 lb). It also has a second sliding side door as an option and features asymmetric rear doors that can open to 90 or to 180 degrees.
It can be equipped with the Media Nav system, that combines navigation and audios functions, featuring Bluetooth hands free connectivity and auxiliary USB and jack sockets. Other optional equipment offered are the cruise control and the rear parking sensors.
|Code||Capacity||Type||Power||Torque||Top speed||Acceleration 0–100 km/h||Combined consumption||CO2 emissions|
|H5Ft 402||1,198 cc||DOHC 16v Turbo||115 hp (86 kW; 117 PS) at 4500 rpm||190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm||179 km/h (111 mph)||10.6 s||6.2 L/100 km (46 mpg‑imp; 38 mpg‑US)||140 g/km|
|K7M 812||1,598 cc||SOHC 8v||85 hp (63 kW; 86 PS) at 5000 rpm||134 N⋅m (99 lb⋅ft) at 2800 rpm||160 km/h (99 mph)||14.5 s||7.5 L/100 km (38 mpg‑imp; 31 mpg‑US)||175 g/km|
|K9K 612||1,461 cc||SOHC 8v Turbo Diesel||75 hp (56 kW; 76 PS) at 4000 rpm||180 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm||169 km/h (105 mph)||12.4 s||4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg‑imp; 52 mpg‑US)||118 g/km|
|K9K 612||1,461 cc||SOHC 8v Turbo Diesel||90 hp (67 kW; 91 PS) at 3750 rpm||200 N⋅m (150 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm||175 km/h (109 mph)||11.6 s||4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg‑imp; 52 mpg‑US)||118 g/km|
It features standard ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and as an option it can be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC). The standard equipment also includes driver and front passenger airbags, as well as side head and thorax airbags.
The managers claim it: «The completely Italian project». The missed exit of the pick-up version of Dokker is linked to an operation conducted between Rome and Cervia, where the headquarters of Dacia Italia and Focaccia Group are located. While in France the brand has decided to remove the model from the list, in the Belpaese has worked on the realization of what is the only half-ton pick-up available in the Old Continent.
Which will be offered at a competitive price with a European approval in phase two by Focaccia. For the version with a 1.6-liter 1.6-liter petrol engine, 11,000 euros, Iva, Ipt and road-laying are enough. The cost for the variant with the most prestigious engine the dCi from 1.5 liters of 90 horses (there is also a 75) is 13.100 euros. But if customers will follow the logic of those of the van, which is the model from which it derives, the best-selling unit will be the bifuel to GPL of 100 horses (from 11,500 euros).
Dacia Dokker pick-up will not be a model of volumes: the registration is N1, ie truck. But the project is international, because the box has already been presented abroad and seems to have attracted some interest. The world premiere took place in Rovereto, the city of Peace, on the occasion of the Strongmanrun commitment, of which Dacia is a sponsor. With the van, marketed since 2012 in Italy in over 9,000 units, it shares virtually everything, including weight (unchanged), length (4.36 meters) and payload (675 kilograms). Focaccia specialists worked to maintain an extremely low load threshold of just 61 cm.
The aluminum loading platform anchored to the van floor measures 1.78 meters long and 1.28 wide with 58 cm high sides. Red tape is saved to potential customers. The price list is simple and clear: € 3,800 more than the van (€ 7,200 minimum price) and you do everything in the dealership. Focaccia ensures 30 days for processing and 3 years or 100,000 kilometers of warranty, ie the same as Dacia. On request, but with a 10% surcharge (excluding the costs for single approval), the Romagna company can convert the van even in the post sales phase.
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