The Duster 4x4 Laureate dCi 110 will be used to aid in transporting blood and blood products to patients in need of urgent medical attention.
Dacia UK has formed a partnership with Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire (SERV OBN). The multiple award-winning Duster was chosen by the organisation for its dependability and four-wheel drive capability and will also be supporting the rapid response bikes as the regions only four-wheel vehicle.
Paul Stothard, SERV OBN reported: “The Dacia Duster 4x4 will make such a difference to the efforts of SERV OBN transferring potentially life-enhancing products to hospitals throughout the region. As a service, our voluntary riders undertook 1,500 journeys in 2016, however if we’d had the capabilities of a vehicle such as the Duster, that number could have been a lot higher. On some occasions, our riders have needed to use their own cars for journeys when they were unable to use their motorbikes. The Duster will remove the need for that and, given its livery, is much more appropriate for use. The Duster will provide a life-saving service for those in need of it.”
Head of Dacia UK, Louise O’Sullivan said: “The Duster 4x4 truly is a robust, go-anywhere vehicle, well suited to take on the demanding tasks the SERV OBN volunteers will put it through. Dacia UK is proud to support the humbling work the team do throughout the region and hope the arrival of the Duster contributes to SERV OBN saving many more lives.”
The Duster is the most affordable SUV on the UK market today priced from £9,495 and available in a choice of three trim levels, with 1.6-litre petrol or 1.5-litre dCi diesel engines and in 4x2 or 4x4 set-ups. The Duster already has a proven track record when it comes to responding in an emergency with both St Andrews First Aid and the Windsor Community First Response team.
Find out more about the new Dacia Duster now available at Glyn Hopkin.