Renault Alaskan pick-up launched

Following the Alaskan Concept's appearance last September, Renault has revealed the production version of its new one-tonne truck.

Essentially, the Alaskan is a Nissan NP300 Navara with a redesigned nose that incorporates a prominent chrome grille, a huge diamond badge and C-shaped LED daytime running lights.

Renault Alaskan Double Cab 4x4 (2017) Front Side

Renault's aspirations are certainly ambitious. Billed as a global vehicle, Alaskan sales begin soon in Columbia. Other territories in Central America, South America, Africa and Europe are then due to follow later. Assembly is going to take place in Cuernavaca (Mexico), Cordoba (Argentina) and Barcelona (Spain).

Numerous variants have been developed, including single-cab and double-cab models with a choice of cargo bed lengths and widths. Availability of the different guises will vary by market, though.

Renault Alaskan Double Cab 4x4 (2017) Side

Like the NP300 Navara, power comes from a 2.3 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that develops either 158 bhp (118 kW / 160 PS) or 187 bhp (140 kW / 190 PS). Transmission options comprise six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic gearboxes, which can be mated with either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Curiously, a 2.5 litre diesel unit – also with 158 bhp (118 kW / 160 PS) or 187 bhp (140 kW / 190 PS) outputs – is earmarked for some countries. A 158 bhp (118 kW / 160 PS) 2.5 litre petrol alternative completes the powertrain line-up.

Renault Alaskan Double Cab 4x4 (2017) Rear Side

In double-cab form, the Alaskan boasts a five-link rear suspension (instead of traditional leaf springs) to ensure decent handling and ride comfort. However, off-road ability hasn't been forgotten, because hill descent control, an electronic limited-slip differential and a mechanically-locking rear differential are among the chassis features being offered.

UK prices and specifications for the Renault Alaskan have yet to be announced.

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