Because trucks and crossovers are increasingly more effective, there are more and more manufacturers attempting to get in the segment. Not that long ago the French maker Renault showcased the Alaskan truck. In the beginning it was nothing but a concept but then they released the production variation which is, unsurprisingly, a rebadged version of the Navara. The truck does get its own style however it still is a more pricey Navara which may harm its sales in the future. Unlike some of their other models, the 2018 Renault Alaskan will appear in Columbia and it will spread quickly after that. It is expected in Europe, Africa and some parts of Asia too.
2018 Renault Alaskan Release Date and Price
The fundamental chassis of the Navara stayed the same which indicates it still offers the body of frame building, the rugged suspension system and its excellent engine. The Navara currently retails in the UK for ₤ 22,000 for a base model. It seems that the Alaskan may be quite a bit moreover. Some reports even suggested closer to ₤ 25,000 in which case it would become interesting to see what Renault will use more than Nissan. The truck will likely become available for sale in Europe in the late 2017 and it should become available in the rest of the World by 2018.
2018 Renault Alaskan Design
The 2018 Renault Alaskan is fascinating to state the least. While it does get the body of the Navara, Renault worked on its front and rear ends in order to make it more fascinating. The front of the truck features a big grille, similar to exactly what Renault has on their more recent cars. The headlights feature wraparound LED daytime running lights which really extend the lines started by the grille. The fog-lamps are surrounded by C-shaped chrome inserts and both in the front and at the back there are silver metal shields. The large Renault badge in the front is quite enforcing and the truck’s new tail lights do complete the appearance. Unlike the Navara, it seems that the Alaskan will just be readily available in a crew-cab setup.
There are not a surprises here either. While we would have enjoyed to see Renault’s own design here, the Alaskan is primarily similar to the Navara. Even the guiding wheel is the same with the only difference being the badge and the airbag housing. The instrument cluster is perfectly set out, there are lots of blank buttons around the cabin and the wide center stack makes everything look total. The Alaskan will feature a basic radio and MP3 player but buyers will get the possibility of a 7 inch infotainment system which can also be seen in Renault’s other cars. It still is uncertain at this point if Renault will provide a more road-oriented variation however considering what they want from it, this is highly not likely.
2018 Renault Alaskan Engine
The 2018 Renault Alaskan will be offered with a single engine choice and not more like the Navara. This will be the 2.3 liter twin-turbocharged inline 4 diesel which will provide to 190 horsepower and well over 300 lb-ft of torque. Some reports suggested that the lesser single-turbo variation with 160 horse power might be provided at a later date. The engine will feature a 6 speed manual gearbox as requirement while a 7 speed automatic is going to be an alternative. Some markets will also get a 2.5 liter diesel which is an older generation system. This will be provided in less developed locations that require an extremely reliable engine. Unlike the others, this one will just come with a six speed handbook. Rear wheel drive is going to be used as requirement while all wheel drive will be an alternative.