Renault Alaskan Concept Previews Future Production One-Tonne Pick-up [VIDEO]
Renault Alaskan Concept seems very similar to what we have seen in the past. Well, this feeling you have it's a real thing, since it is almost similar to Renault Duster Oroch Pick-Up, which we have seen debuting at the 7th Buenos Aires International Motor Show in June. While Oroch is intended for the South American market, the ALASKAN Concept literally paves the way for a forthcoming global model.
Of course, we must admit that the Alaskan Concept looks much more sophisticated, doesn't it? As we said, it comes to give a glimpse of the future Renault pick-up model, which is going to satisfy not only business needs, but will be also suitable for leisure and daily use.
The One-Tonne Show Truck Has Head-Turning Design
Named beautifully ALASKAN, this concept pick-up has athletic appearance, robust styling and cutting-edge attitude. Featuring the characteristic Renault design, assertive dimensions and masculine stance, the truck is definitely a head-turner.
The company also revealed that the wheels it rides on measure 21-inch and this is why they perfectly fill the prominent wheel arches. At the front, we can't miss the large, prominent logo and the impressive bonnet. By the way, it is emphasized by four sculptured ribs.
The door mirrors, brake calipers, the centers of the wheel rims and the front tow hook are visually strengthened by the blue and yellow detailing. And have you noticed the full-LED lighting signature? Furthermore, at the rear there are large LED Pure Vision lights with brushed and polished aluminium surrounds framed by C-shape direction indicators. The sophisticated rear-end styling is heightened by the central aluminium exhaust tail pipe.
Under the hood of the ALASKAN Concept is Renault's four-cylinder, twin turbo diesel engine. It features twin turbo technology and is longitudinally-mounted. In addition, it is also lighter than average equivalent engines. Although there are now specific figures disclosed, Renault promises that this engine will offer excellent acceleration, fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.
Benefits, Benefits, Benefits…
The pick-up truck also benefits from strong chassis for excellent road holding, high ground clearance and distinctive driving comfort. At the back, the payload is more than one tonne, while the cabin can still accommodate five passengers onboard.
This concept is not only perfect for business needs but also for everyday utilization. It is ready for adventures and trips with its range of outdoor accessories like the load bed liners, covers, etc. At last, Renault technicians mounted a camera located inside the door mirror housings to permit the filming of passing landscapes. How cool is that?
Production One-Tonne Pick-up to Follow
Renault says that the production variant will have a very similar design to the ALASKAN Concept. It will feature the same dimensions, but will come in versatile body types and will have many powertrain options. The new one-tonne pick-up will be revealed in the first half of 2016.