Renault’s first one-tone pick-up is here: Meet the ALASKAN
Renault ALASKAN is based on the Concept vehicle revealed last year
Remember the ALASKAN Concept, which Renault revealed back in September 2015? It previewed the future production version of the first one-tone pick-up of the French brand. Well, the vehicle has been finally revealed and it looks pretty much the same as the concept.
As the wraps are taken off Alaskan, we see that Renault has actually kept its promise to create a one-tonne pick-up with a completely fresh approach. The proof for this is most probably the front end, which includes a stunning look and imposing stance. The rugged appearance is due to the broad grille with horizontal laths, while the skid plate speak of off-road capabilities.
The powerful and ingenious engine, that offers fantastic fuel economy, is the 2.3-litre dCi unit. It is available with either 160 or 190 horsepower. The other two choices are the 160-hp 2.5-liter gasoline-fueled four-cylinder and the 2.5-liter diesel. Transmission wise, each of the powerplants can be linked to a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. Additional traction is ensured by the rear differential, while the cutting edge five-link rear suspension delivers more precise handling.
But the ALASKAN is not only about off-road driving and loading capabilities. It also offers enjoyable riding to its future occupants via the heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, as well as the seven-inch navigation system. One of the coolest driving aids is the 360-degree camera, which would help those who feel insecure in maneuvering.
Renault will offer the one-tone pick-up as a single- and a double cab configuration, as well as with a short- and long-bed. Alaskan will first go on sale in South America. Other markets are to be confirmed soon.