Renault is planning to enter the hotly contested global pick-up segment with the production version of the Alaskan Concept – a Nissan Navara NP300-based pickup truck concept. Unlike the Renault Duster Oroch pick-up that will be mainly focused in the South American markets, the company has global ambition for the production version of the Alaskan Concept.
The company informs that the one tonne pick-up model will be specifically designed with a focus on business and leisure, while remaining comfortable for daily usage. The production version of the concept would likely be unveiled in H1 2016.
The Alaskan Concept features design similar to the pickup trrucks seen from Renault’s sister brand Nissan. It features a robust and athletic design language with the prominent Renault logo taking centre stage at the front. The exteriors feature a combination of satin-effect, brushed and polished metal surfaces with blue and yellow detailing on the door mirrors, brake callipers and wheel rim arches.
The concept pickup truck sports full LED signature lights with C-shaped headlamps and large 21-inch alloy wheels. The rear sports LED Pure Vision lights with brushed and polished aluminium surrounds and central aluminium exhaust tail pipe.
The concept will be powered by Renault’s longitudinally-mounted four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine. The engine will be optimised to deliver outstanding acceleration along with class-leading fuel economy and emissions.
The concept will be adaptable for use for business, leisure and everyday motoring. It can carry five passengers in comfort with a payload weighing more than one tonne with the wide load bed. The load bed can also be used to accommodate camping gear, surfboards and mountain bikes while on a leisure trip. Additionally, the concept features the incorporation of cameras inside the door mirrors to capture the beauty of passing landscape.
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