Morocco may not be a place that often pops up on the radar of the international automotive industry, unless it's about al-Qaeda threats on the route of the Dakar rally. So you'd be forgiven for discounting the Casablanca Auto Show as largely irrelevant, but that's the location Renault chose to unveil its latest utilitarian model.

Built in nearby Tangiers, the Dokker joins the Dacia brand as its fifth model line, alongside the Logan, Sandero, Duster and the most recently released Lodgy van. The Dokker is a van also, but a bit smaller, and comes in two flavors: five-seat passenger van or slab-sided panel wagon. Little in the way of details were revealed in the press release below, joined by the trio of high-resolution images, but you can bet that as a Dacia, it'll be cheap and to the point.
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Dacia unveils Dokker and Dokker van in Casablanca, Morocco

Dacia has profited from the Casablanca Show to introduce two models which are poised to join the Dacia line-up this year, namely Dokker, a versatile crew van, and Dokker Van, a practical small van.

The wraps came off the latest additions to the Dacia line-up – Dokker and Dokker van – in Casablanca. Both models are made in Tangiers and will go on sale initially in Morocco, before the end of June.

Dokker is a practical and versatile five-seat crew-van which can be ordered with either one or two sliding side doors. Thanks to its generous boot space and straightforward, modular interior, it is ideal for customers who need a vehicle that is just as capable of carrying bulky loads as it is of transporting a family in comfort.

Dokker van, the small van version of the same model, can be specified with either one or two wide, sliding side doors and chiefly targets the needs of business customers, tradespeople and traders. In addition to being reliable and robust, its carrying capacity is among the segment's best, while it also benefits from a carefully thought-through modular interior and economical fuel consumption.

The name Dokker is a play on the word 'dockworker' and expresses the high carrying capacity of the two models, as well as their modular interior layout and robustness.

Further information concerning these two new models will be available shortly as a function of their presentation in their different markets.

Dacia: the 'smarty buy' brand...

In the eight years since its relaunch with the introduction of Logan in 2004, Dacia, which belongs to the Renault Group, has established itself as a top player in the automobile industry. The clear values championed by the brand lost no time winning over the confidence of customers

- Generosity: the market's best cabin space for its price,
- Simplicity: equipment specifications which focus on what customers really need,
- Reliability: thanks to the employment of technical solutions proven on other Renault Group vehicles.

The full range now features nine vehicles:
- Logan, three-box saloon
- Logan MCV (estate)
- Logan Van (LCV)
- Logan Pick up
- Sandero, hatchback and Stepway versions
- Duster, SUV (4x2 or 4x4 transmission)
- Lodgy, family MPV (five or seven seats)
- Dokker, a versatile crew van
- Dokker Van, a practical small van


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      Colin
      • 2 Years Ago
      At last: a decently priced replacement for my dear old Doblo. Hooray!
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dont think they will be coming to the USA.
      zzzzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      "It handsome, like pair of Dockers. So we call it Dokker."
      Radu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great news! !!! (note: thanks James May from Top Gear UK)
      Murad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Moroccans hate Al-Qaeda. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/12/al-qaeda-doesnt-like-morocco-moroccans-fighting/
      Wonbo Shim
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great!
      automotivenice
      • 2 Years Ago
      After the launch Dacia Lodgy, Dacia again expanded its market reach by launching a twin car, 2013 Dacia Dokker and 2013 Dacia Dokker Van. They will go on sale in June 2012.