Renault Presents Alaskan, The Brand's First Global One-Tonne Pick-up Truck

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Renault has revealed the Alaskan, its first global one-tonne pick-up truck. The French brand will launch the new model in Latin America, the market it chose to reveal the new vehicle.
Renault says the Alaskan will provide best-in-class fuel economy thanks to its 2.3-liter dCi engine, without missing out on off-road ability.

Without mentioning that the Alaskan is the platform sibling of the all-new Nissan Navara, Renault did say that the pick-up truck that is capable of carrying one metric ton has a five-link rear suspension, a feature which was launched on the NP300 Navara.

From a design point of view, the Alaskan follows the French brand’s styling language, with a big diamond logo on a massive front grille. Unlike other Renault models, the Alaskan has an almost upright front grille.

The rear of the car does not resemble other models of the French automaker, while the side of this pick-up truck resembles its platform sibling, the Nissan NP300 Navara.

As Laurens van den Acker, Renault Group’s design boss, explains in a statement, the Alaskan is intended to be the perfect companion for leisure use and everyday motoring. The French company has not unveiled the interior of the Alaskan, but we expect it to resemble the one found on its Japanese cousin.

Since Renault has confirmed the Alaskan as a global product, we anticipate seeing the all-new pick-up truck sold in the European market. At around the same time, Fiat will also have its comparable model, the Fullback, already on sale on the Old Continent. In the case of Fiat, the Fullback is developed on another Japanese platform, borrowed from the Mitsubishi L200.

Renault has motivated its presence in the segment because light commercial vehicles are a “major strategic market” in Latin America, and pick-up trucks account for more than a third of total LCV sales. On a global scale, five million pick-up trucks were sold worldwide so that you can understand Renault’s interest in the segment.
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