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Renault Introduces the Alaskan Concept, Reinforces Plan for the LCV Global Market

Whenever an international motor show is approaching, auto journalists have to handle a great deal of new concepts, teasers and whatnot. Sometimes, it gets hectic but there are days when we stumble upon prototypes like the Renault Alaskan.
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The badassness of the concept is perfectly illustrated by its name, so upon hearing that you should expect a certain degree of roughness from the prototype.

From where we're standing, Renault managed to deliver just that, starting with the forceful stance and finishing with the prominent, sculpted wheel arches filled with 21-inch rims and beefy tires.

We're sure you've noticed the large Renault logo up front, but we'll also want to add that the pickup truck's body can be dressed in satin-effect, brushed and polished metal finishes. Another highlight is the use of full LED tech for both the headlights and the taillights.

Also, there's a camera inserted in the lateral mirror housing for recording the surroundings - should prove useful when driving in Russia, that's for sure - while the bed can take almost anything you need to carry, as long as it's not another car.

"The styling of the ALASKAN Concept sticks to the rules of the pick-up segment, including impressive dimensions and a visual sense of power and robustness. At the same time, we have dialed in specific Renault cues in the form of an attractive, status-enhancing front-end design,” said Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Design at Renault.

In the engine compartment, Renault fitted a four-cylinder, twin turbo diesel engine, found in the existing Master range.

The production model spawned by the Renault Alaskan will be the 2016 Duster Oroch, a pickup that was greenlighted for global availability, expanding Renault's reach outside the South-American and African markets. We'll see the Renault Alaskan in the metal this month during Frankfurt Motor Show, we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments.

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