Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

Renault has now taken the wraps off the ALASKAN Concept which marks the  first step forward in its bid to win over customers in the constantly-growing  pick-up market. Pick-ups account for around one-third of total LCV sales and  open up a fresh front for Renault’s product offensive.

The ALASKAN Concept is a striking show vehicle that paves the way for a  pick-up that will have a global calling. It combines a payload of one tonne  with cutting-edge, athletic styling to meet the exacting needs of business  users and individuals alike

The ALASKAN Concept’s status-enhancing design fits perfectly with the  aesthetic expectations of the pick-up segment, whilst remaining true to the  Renault brand’s own styling cues.

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

A head-turner…

  • The dimensions of the assertive, status enhancing ALASKAN Concept ensure  a forceful stance,
  • The design of its robust yet athletic sculpted sides includes prominent  wheel arches filled with 21-inch wheels,
  • Its lines combine a sense of high-tech engineering with an impression of  robustness.

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

Its eye-catching  front-end styling incorporates Renault design cues which bring a modern,  aesthetic touch to the world of pick-ups:

  • A large, prominent logo,
  • An impressive bonnet highlighted by four sculptured ribs that heighten  the impression of strength,
  • A combination of satin-effect, brushed and polished metal finishes,
  • Blue and yellow detailing on the door mirrors, brake calipers, wheel rim  centres and front tow hook visually enhance the ALASKAN Concept’s poise,
  • C-shaped head lights,
  • Full-LED lighting signature.

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Design,  commented: “The styling of the ALASKAN Concept sticks to the rules of the  pick-up segment, including impressive dimensions and a visual sense of power  and robustness. At the same time, we have dialled in specific Renault cues in  the form of an attractive, status-enhancing front-end design.”

The ALASKAN Concept is powered by Renault’s proven four-cylinder, twin  turbo diesel engine which features in the existing Master range:

  • Twin turbo technology: a small turbo for smooth acceleration at low  engine speeds, plus a bigger turbo for higher revs.
  • This longitudinally-mounted twin turbo powertrain is lighter than  average equivalent engines,
  • Outstanding acceleration performance, plus class-topping fuel economy  and low CO2 emissions. 

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

The ALASKAN Concept: designed to make the  most out of life in three different worlds   The ALASKAN Concept is a ‘work hard, play hard’ all-road vehicle designed  to meet the requirements of three different worlds: business and leisure use,  plus everyday motoring.

Perfectly suited to  the needs of business users:

  • Strong chassis for excellent road holding, high ground clearance and  distinctive driving comfort,
  • A payload of more than one tonne with five passengers onboard and a  long, wide load bed,
  • Load bed incorporating three longitudinal recesses suitable for fixing  equipment,
  • Additional storage bins either side of the load bed for the secure protection  of equipment,
  • Best-in-class fuel efficiency, plus impressive power output and  acceleration performance.

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

The ALASKAN Concept  is the perfect companion for leisure use, too:

  • Ideal for road trips, adventure or sports use. Its big load bed can  comfortably accommodate mountain bikes, camping gear or surfboards, etc.  Availability of a range of outdoor accessories (load bed liners, covers, etc.),
  • Premium travelling comfort, together with highest quality standards in  terms of equipment and connectivity,
  • Last but not least, a camera located inside the door mirror housings to  permit the filming of passing landscapes.

For everyday  motoring:

  • A status-enhancing vehicle complete with large 21-inch wheels,  user-friendly driving comfort and modern urban styling that sets it apart in  the pick-up world,
  • A sporty, appealing look
  • Large LED Pure Vision rear lights with brushed and polished aluminium  surrounds framed by C-shape direction indicators,
  • Sophisticated rear-end styling heightened by the central aluminium  exhaust tail pipe. 

Hasselblad and ALASKAN Concept   Renault and Hasselblad worked jointly to underline the ALASKAN Concept’s  ability to adapt to three different types of use: business and leisure use, and  everyday motoring. Hasselblad is a Swedish manufacturer of cameras and  photographic equipment. It is famous for having provided photographic equipment  for the Apollo programme which took men to the moon for the first time.

Renault ALASKAN Concept 1

A one-tonne pick-up to follow in the wake  of the ALASKAN Concept show truck:

  • The production version’s design will be similar in spirit to that of the  ALASKAN Concept and will feature the same dimensions,
  • A broad range of body types and powertrains will be available,
  • It will be a high-end pick-up for business and leisure use, as well as  for everyday motoring,
  • It will capitalize on Renault’s crossover know-how with models like  Captur and Kadjar.

This new one-tonne pick-up will be  unveiled in the first half of 2016.   

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