2017 Renault Alaskan

FiestaST

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1st pics are shown of the Alaskan; build on the current Navara & will underpin the Merc bakkie.

It's looks good & I like Renaults

"Renault took the wraps off Renault Alaskan, a one-tonne pick-up that takes a completely fresh approach to the pickup segment, including a stunning look that incorporates an imposing front-end. Both robust and comfortable, Alaskan delivers exceptional driving comfort enhanced with a cutting edge five-link rear suspension and a tough, fully boxed frame. Alaskan is a powerful, ingeniously designed vehicle that combines outstanding offroad ability and best-in-class fuel economy with the Renault 2.3-litre dCi engine under the bonnet. In addition to meeting the needs of professional customers, it is the perfect companion for leisure use and everyday motoring. Moreover, thanks to its LCV expertise, Renault provides a wide range of services, conversions and accessories to fulfil the broad diversity of customers' needs.

Following the launch in Latin America in 2015 of Renault Duster Oroch, a segment-breaking half-tonne pick-up, Renault has global ambitions for Alaskan in the pick-up market. This market accounts for five million units worldwide annually: more than one-third of the world's LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) sales. Building on its position as Europe's number one LCV brand for 18 years, as well as on its strong footings in South-America and Africa, Groupe Renault is shifting up a gear with Alaskan which will be manufactured in three industrial sites. Alaskan launches in the strong pick-up markets of Latin America where Renault is a long-time player. It will initially go on sale in Colombia.

Renault Alaskan, a stunning pick-up

Following the launch of the half-tonne Renault Duster Oroch pick-up in 2015, Renault now takes the wraps off Alaskan, a one-tonne pick-up with a stunning design. Robust yet comfortable, Alaskan is a powerful, ingeniously thought-through vehicle. Developed in France, Japan and Latin America, Alaskan is a genuinely global product capable of covering the broad diversity of needs customers express across the world. The comprehensive list of available body types extends from single cab to double cab and chassis cab versions, with a short or long bed, and with wide and narrow bodies. Renault also provides a wide range of services, tailormade conversions and accessories to fulfil all customers needs.

A remarkable design

The name Alaskan was inspired by the Aleut word "ALASKA" which means "Great Land". It conjures up wild, rugged landscapes and is an open invitation to indulge the desire for adventure.

Renault Alaskan's status-enhancing look fits perfectly with the aesthetic demands of the segment's customers whilst expressing Renault brand's identity. The vehicle's statuesque lines incorporate Renault design cues that bring a modern, pleasing visual touch to the world of pick-ups."

https://www.netcarshow.com/renault/2017-alaskan/

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ahoudet

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The Duster bakkie in the background looks rather interesting.

This looks good too although I prefer the Fiat
 

cr@zydude

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Wide and narrow bodies on a bakkie, I've never heard of that before.

As I've said before, I'd prefer if the Orocj came to SA.
 

eg2505

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Looks like a amarock bakkie,
Bet it's a Nissan underneath.
 

A3@MBB

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Nice interior, will be interesting to know if this will come to SA.
 

FiestaST

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Renault has finally revealed the production version of its Alaskan bakkie, shown here in double-cab configuration.

The design of the new one-tonne bakkie – which shares its underpinnings with the latest Nissan Navara, and will thus also be related to the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pick-up – stays fairly true to the concept first revealed in 2015.

The French automaker says it has “global ambitions” for the new Alaskan, which will be launched first in Colombia later this year, before rolling out to other parts of the world, including Africa, “at a later date”.

It will be built at three Renault-Nissan Alliance production sites around the globe: in Mexico, Spain, and Argentina. However, Renault South Africa’s managing director, Nicholas de Canha, told CAR magazine (May 2016 issue) earlier this year that the local arm of the French automaker was “looking at manufacturing the Alaskan double-cab” at the Nissan plant in Rosslyn in order to offer it as a “currency-neutral” vehicle.

De Canha did, however, admit there “is still a long way to go before that”, added that “it’s incredibly tough to compete with an imported LCV”.

We can expect a full range of body-styles, including single-cab, chassis-cab and double-cab versions, with a short or long bed, and with wide or narrow bodies. The double-cab model will be available with the same five-link rear suspension setup employed by the new Navara.

Renault says the Alaskan boasts ground clearance of 230mm and a “best-in-class” towing capacity of 3 500 kg (depending on model, of course).

Engine options will include the brand’s 2,3-litre dCi mill, a four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine that will be available in two outputs (118 kW and 140 kW). A 2,5-litre petrol engine and a 2,5-litre diesel engine (the latter again in two states of tune) will also be on offer in selected markets.

Customers will have the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic transmission, plus two- or four-wheel drive (the latter with a electronic limited-slip differential).

The cabin, meanwhile, will feature a five-inch TFT colour display, while a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system and 360 degree camera system will also be available on top-spec models in some markets. Other tasty extras on offer include power-adjustable (and heated) front seats and dual-zone climate control.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/new-one-tonne-bakkie-revealed-meet-renault-alaskan/
 

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Is there any car brand not building something based on the Navara? If I was in the market for a double cab why would I buy a Renault or Mercedes based on a Navara, instead of just buying the Navara since if any manufacturer knows how to get their vehicle right it would probably the one who came up with the original plan?
 

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Is there any car brand not building something based on the Navara?

Yes... Mazda likes to build theirs on the Ford platform and Fiat likes theirs on the Mitsubishi platform... and then there is the Chevy on the Isuzu platform. My guess is that the Merc bakkie will have a much better interior and gadget spec than the other two.
 

garp

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But they all look like Navaras, LOL. The only point of this exercise is clearly just so that they can justify selling this thing at a Renault price, Nissan price and Mercedes price with different spec levels.
 
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