Renault`s new Alaskan concept car unveiled, will lead to the next pick-up model
Renault has just taken the wraps off the Alaskan concept car, which forms the basis of the next pick-up truck that will be launched by the company in the first half of next year. Combining the characteristics of three different requirements, the off-roading vehicle will also be a good car for business, leisure and daily usage.
Though it carries the usual pick-up truck traits, the Alaskan concept gets distinctive Renault styling elements including a nice looking front grille that houses the Renault logo, the usual four lined bonnet and sleek headlights that feature LED strips in the shape of a ‘C’. This style has been a rip off from the Captur and Kadjar crossovers that retail in the international markets.
Finished in a brushed satin-effect with polished metal surfaces, yellow and blue highlights have been given in the wing mirrors, centre of the wheel rims, brake callipers and the front tow hook. The vehicle has good sculpted panels with a unique rear end that is accentuated with an aluminium exhaust pipe that is placed in the centre and LED taillights with aluminium surrounds. The wheel arches look nice with massive 21-inchers giving a menacing look.
The new concept car from Renault draws power from the company’s twin-turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine. The Alaskan can carry a payload of up to one tonne with five occupants and a load bed as well. The load bed can carry anything ranging from mountain bikes, surfboards, camping gear and a lot more. The production version of the Alaskan is expected to be very similar to the concept on the visual front. It will have the same dimensions and will come with a range of options for the body type and powertrain.
Given the Captur and Kadjar are well known SUVs in the international market, Renault will look to capitalize on the same and make the Alaskan a hit as well.