Production version of the Renault Alaskan one-tonne global pickup truck has been unveiled online. The Nissan Navara NP300 based utility vehicle is expected to make its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.
Destined to make its sales debut in Columbia later this year, the Alaskan derives its styling cues from its design precursor which managed to garner good response from the public.
The bold, boxy front fascia has an unmistakable resemblance with the Kadjar mid-size crossover. Sleek headlamps, prominent grille, heavily contoured bonnet and a silver skid plate constitute the front fascia. The tall ride height, flared wheel arches, and an interesting alloy wheel design make for an imposing stance.
Save for the new steering wheel, the interior has been lifted straight from the Navara NP300. Higher variants get an infotainment system with color display and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Powering the Alaskan pickup is a lineup of one petrol and two diesel engines. The 2.3-litre twin-stage turbocharged diesel engine is available in two states of tunes – 160 PS and 190 PS. For certain markets, Renault also offers a 2.5-litre diesel engine in two versions with power outputs identical to the 2.3-litre unit. The 2.5-litre petrol motor is capable of 160 PS.
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The engines are mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations are on offer.