Renault enters truck market with Renault Alaskan Concept
Renault is entering the truck market in stunning fashion with the preview of their new one-tonne Renault Alaskan concept pickup. Renault plans to roll out their first truck throughout Europe the beginning of 2016, and while it may not (probably not) look as sleek and futuristic as the Alaskan concept, we anticipate it will retain the sweet LED lighting package, the 21-inch wheel, an integrated camera, central aluminum exhaust pipe, all powered by a twin-turbo diesel engine.
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As Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president of corporate design at Renault explains, “The styling of the Alaskan Concept sticks to the rules of the pickup segment, including impressive dimensions and a visual sense of power and robustness. At the same time, we have dialed in specific Renault cues in the form of an attractive, status-enhancing front-end design.”
The Renault Alaskan will target those hitting the mountains seeking adventure while catering to the everyday driver. Renault will develop the production 1-tonne pickup and reveal it in the first half of next year. Nissan will donate some parts from its new NP300 Navara, with which the Alaskan shares a very similar look. Expect the new Renault to have the concept’s multi-use focus and come in a variety of body and powertrain options.