Ahead of its official reveal on Thursday, Renault's workhorse leaks out in production guise.
The Renault Alaskan was unveiled as a concept last September and now it looks ready to hit the assembly line. What we have here is a production-spec unit which unsurprisingly shows a slightly toned down design with a shiny Dacia Duster-like grille and Kadjar-derived headlights. Also noticeable is the front silver skid plate and more chrome bits around the fog lights and on the side mirror caps.
Just like the Mercedes “GLT” spotted yesterday, the Renault Alaskan is based on the Nissan Navara NP300 and will be offered in both 4x4 and 4x2 flavors. It will have a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 kg (2,200 pounds) and will likely be powered by a 1.6-liter dCi turbodiesel engine offered with 135 & 165 hp.
The Alaskan is set to receive its official premiere on Thursday at a special event organized in Medellin, Colombia and will be sold globally, unlike the Duster Oroch which is only available in South America. It’s worth mentioning that while the concept was a double cab, Renault has plans to sell the Alaskan in several body styles.
The company with the diamond logo has made the promise the production version of its workhorse will be “similar in spirit” with the namesake concept pictured above and will target both leisure and business users. On top of that, Renault says the Alaskan has been engineered to be comfortable enough for everyday motoring, so the pickup aims to be a versatile vehicle that can do just about everything.
Attached below are a couple of teasers released by Renault on Facebook in the last 24 hours.