Renault Alaskan pickup concept previews a global model
With just a few days left for its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Renault Alaskan pickup concept has made its online debut. The design study previews a global pickup truck, a size bigger than the Brazil-spec Duster Oroch.
The production version is already in the advanced stages of development as it is due for a sales debut in Europe in H1 2016. The company describes its as “work hard, play hard” type of vehicle that caters to everyday motoring.
The pickup concept sports a new Renault grille which was debuted by Talisman albeit in a smaller size. The narrow LED headlamps, C-shaped LED foglights and a silver skid guard round off the front fascia. The imposing stance is complemented by large alloy wheels, high ground clearance, and muscular sheet metal design.
The one-tonne pickup concept features a stylish tailgate with an ‘X’ motif, an oversized yellow tow hook and a silver exhaust pipe in the middle. Renault says that the production version will be available in several body styles and will retain the spirit of the concept.
Power comes from a four-cylinder diesel engine but further details are under wraps. The all-wheel drive pickup truck is most likely to be closely related to the new Nissan Navara pickup.
The Renault Alaskan pickup will lock horns with the likes of its own sibling Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarock, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max, etc.