Renault Alaskan pickup revealed in Geneva
The all-new Alaskan one-ton pickup was introduced by Renault at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It is one among the trio of pickups that share the same platform, the other two being the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and the Nissan Navara.
The Renault Alaskan features a face that looks like a mix of other Renaults and the Nissan Navara. From the sides, the Alaskan looks almost exactly like its platform-mate, the Navara. In higher trims, it also shares the rear multi-link suspension with the top-spec Navara.
The interior design is directly lifted off the Nissan as well. If bought for daily driving, the Alaskan can be specced with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree cam, and a 7-inch sat-nav system.
The engine that is destined to power the Alaskan in Europe is a 2.3-litre dCi Biturbo engine which comes in two states of tune, 160 and 190 hp. This comes mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic. Rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive is available. Those choosing the AWD model will get an electronic locking rear differential. A mechanical rear differential is also available if you intend to take your pickup out for hard-core off-roading. Expect a petrol engine to be added to the lineup if it makes it to the UAE or GCC. The 1.6-litre four-pot in the Duster is a possible candidate, considering the workhorse credentials of the Alaskan.