Renault has taking the wraps off Alaskan, a one-tonne pick-up based on the same-named concept unveiled back in September 2015.
Following the launch in Latin America last year of the Duster Oroch, a half-tonne pick-up, the new truck is the first global one-tonne pick-up for the French car and LCV manufacturer.
Developed in France, Japan and Latin America, the Alaskan’s fully-boxed frame comes from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, while power is derived from a 2.3-litre dCi engine mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed automatic transmission. The truck will also come in both two- and four-wheel drive variants. Other technical features include a five-link rear suspension.
Renault says it has global ambitions for Alaskan in the pick-up market, which accounts for five million units worldwide annually – that’s more than one-third of the world’s LCV sales.
Alaskan will first go on sale in South America with other markets to be confirmed at a later date. The vehicle is being produced in Cuernavaca, Mexico. It will also be manufactured in Barcelona, Spain, and in Cordoba, Argentina.