With an impressive capacity to handle up to one ton pickups, the new 2017 Renault Alaskan truck is all ready to roll into the stores next year.
The truck is going to be a worthy competitor for the Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarok and the Mitsubishi L200. Alaskan is the first ever model from Renault to enter a brand new segment, the LCV market which is already filled with offerings from some of the top automobile manufacturers. However, they do have some experience building the Navara which will allow the engineers to come up with a model of their own.
With an evident style quotient that matches with the Renault face, the 2017 Alaskan pickup truck features LED daytime running lights and a front fascia which is hugely dominated by the oversized badge mounted on the front grille. The bonnet surfacing is complex as it has always been. The model is equipped with a 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine which is already being used in the Renault Master van. The particular engine is expected to render a total power of 187 horsepower.
Based on the region, Renault is also planning to offer a 2.5-liter diesel and a 2.5-liter petrol engine variant. Both these models aren’t going to get launched in the UK. Being a pickup truck, 4×4 wheel drive is a must have for demanding customers. For those who are good with its base performance, the brand offers a rear wheel drive option. You can upgrade to the all-wheel drive for an additional cost, only if required. Transmission options available include a seven speed automatic gearbox and a six speed manual gearbox.
Three different cab options will be available for the 2017 Renault Alaskan pick-up truck. They are single, double cab and a chassis cab with up to 3.5 tons towing capacity. The base model uses a 16-inch wheel while expensive top end models will feature 18-inch wheels. The bay design of the vehicle is incorporated with C-channel and other hooks, which according to the designers will allow users to easily hook loads. It also has a 12V power supply for emergency situations.
Features found within the 2017 Renault Alaskan truck include a 5-inch TFT display, dual zone climate control, an audio system which supports compact disc and smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and controls mounted on the steering wheel. Higher end models will have eight-way power adjustments, top down camera and satellite navigation. Pricing of the model is expected to be around £23,000.