Renault introduces first 1-tonne pick-up

George Barrow
July 11, 2016

Renault has launched its first 1-tonne pick-up truck, opting to keep the Renault Alaskan name used on the concept vehicle shown in September 2015.

Powered by the Renault 2.3-litre twin-turbo engine used in the Renault Master, the Alaskan will get two power outputs of 160hp and 190hp and a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic.

Produced on the same platform as the Nissan Navara, under the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the technology and mechanicals of the Alaskan match its sibling in every way.

Available body types will include double cab and chassis cab variants as well as a single cab. There will also be short and long loadbed options and wide or narrow bodies.

Ground clearance is set at 230mm, with a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes to match the best in the industry.

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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