Renault introduces Alaskan one-tonner
Renault has been Europe’s number one light commercial vehicle (LCV) brand for the past 18 years, and this year it launches its first, full one-tonne pickup – the Renault Alaskan.
Developed in France, Japan and Latin America, the Alaskan has been designed in single- and double-cab as well as chassis-cab versions, with a short or long bed, and with wide and narrow bodies. The company has also gone so far as to provide a wide range of services, tailor-made conversions and accessories to fulfil all customer needs.
A five-link rear suspension has been designed that is said to provide excellent road handling and premium comfort without any compromise to off-road capability or toughness. The five-link configuration also reduces noise and vibration over conventional leaf springs.
The Alaskan is powered by Renault’s four-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel engine, which also features in the Renault Master van range. It is available in 120 and 141 kW (160 and 190 hp) versions. A 120 kW petrol engine will also be available.
“This stunning pickup will fulfil the needs of professional users and individual customers across the world. With the Alaskan, we are on track to take Renault’s LCV range forward from being a top regional player to a top global player,” says Ashwani Gupta, Renault VP, global head of Light Commercial Vehicles Business.
Sales of the Alaskan will soon kick-off in Colombia, where the Renault Duster Oroch half-tonner is the best-selling LCV.