2016 Renault Alaskan is the new pickup concept made by Renault, based on the Nissan pickup truck technology. This model is currently very close to its production date and it was presented on the Frankfurt Auto Show. It is known as the first ever body on frame pickup truck made by this manufacturer and this class is becoming more and more popular in various European countries.
Exterior of Renault Alaskan 2016
When it comes to exterior it comes with the tall front end, sharp headlights and three slat grille that comes with the large Renault emblem in the center. This is completely new design for this manufacturer and almost all of its design cues were taken from Nissan styling.
It looks similar to Nissan Navarra, at least if we look at the rear end, and everything behind the A pillar. Since Navarra became the newly introduced worldwide model, we should probably expect that Alaskan will be sold only in Europe. This model will be interesting to both commercial and leisure buyers.
It comes with the bins placed on the side of the bed, which can be used for storing tools, for commercial buyers, and there are also cameras integrated into the mirrors that can be used for filming off-road adventures.
2016 Renault Alaskan Interior
Depending on the trim level 2016 Renault Alaskan might come totally spartan or almost luxurious when it comes to interior. There’s a leather upholstery in higher trim levels, as well as infotainment system, cameras in the mirrors, three zone climate control and plenty of safety features.
On top of all that buyers can also choose an automatic rear gate and step and more soft touch materials in the interior. Base version comes with lots of hard plastic which is the prime fail of this model, but this version is mostly meant for fleet use. Each trim will cost a few thousand dollars more.
Renault Alaskan 2016 Engine
When it comes to performance, this model comes with 2,3 liter four cylinder engine that runs on diesel and it is able to produce 165 horsepower and 265 pound feet of torque.
This engine is equipped with small turbocharger and oil burner that kicks the small rpm and there’s also a bigger unit that takes over a higher rpm and eliminates turbo lag.
Its engine will be paired with six speed manual or automatic transmission, depending on the buyers preferences.
Buyers will also be able to choose between front and all wheel drive, with the second one increasing pickups off-road capability, but being much less fuel efficient. Buyers will also be able to buy lots of different off-road additional features like skidplates and such.
2016 Renault Alaskan Release date and Price
2016 Renault Alaskan will definitely start its production cycle next year, and it will be definitely sold in Europe and we’re still not sure about other markets in Africa, Asia and South America.
We definitely know that this pickup is not going to be sold in united States, and its price is still a mystery. It’ll probably have similar price tag as Nissan Navarra, and it will compete with other compact pickup trucks that are sold worldwide, like Toyota Hilux.