2016 Paris Motor Show: Renault Reveals Its Maiden Pick-Up Truck

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Renault has revealed its maiden pick-up truck, the Alaskan at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new pick-up truck from the French firm is said to be the production version of 2015 concept Alaskan.

The Renault Alaskan gets benefited by the firms Nissan collaboration as the pick-up truck shares parts from the NP300 Navara. With the high ground clearance, the Alaskan is branded as a rugged off-road vehicle. It can tow loads up to 3.5 tonnes, with an option of long and short loading beds.

The pick-up truck is powered by a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, which comes with two power bands - 158bhp and 187bhp.

The Alaskan will be available in six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed automatic gearbox. The standard model comes with rear-wheel-drive but an optional four-wheel-drive model is also on offer.

The off-road ability of the Alaskan is further enhanced by the electronic limited-slip differential which uses braking sensors to check wheel speed before braking wheels that are rolling faster. It also gets a rear locking differential with the mechanical lock to handle most difficult terrains.

The interior of the Alaskan is also given a modern touch. It features a five-inch TFT infotainment system with smartphone connectivity. The seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and 360-degree camera will be available in some markets.

The Renault Alaskan will go on sale later this year in Columbia followed by other South American markets. Renault has not yet revealed the pricing of the rugged pick-up truck.


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