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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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Story first published: Friday, September 30, 2016, 17:23 [IST]
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