• Renault unveils Alaskan Concept pickup

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    E1---Renault-Alaskan-20150915As Europe’s number one Light Commercial Vehicle brand for the past 17 years, Renault Group is now shifting up a gear with a view to taking Renault LCV forward from being a top regional player to a top global player.

    In order to achieve this ambition, Renault has decided to move into the pick-up market, a segment that accounts for more than one-third of global LCV sales.

    After introducing the Duster Oroch earlier this year, Renault is now taking the wraps off the Alaskan Concept that marks a further 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-ton with cutting-edge, athletic styling to meet the exacting needs of business users and individuals alike.

    Robust, athletic, cutting-edge styling
    The Alaskan Concept’s status-enhancing design fits perfectly with the aesthetic expectations of the pickup segment, while remaining true to the Renault brand’s own styling cues.

    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.

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

    Twin-turbo technology
    The Alaskan Concept is powered by Renault’s proven four-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel engine which features in the existing Master range. The twin-turbo technology has 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. It has outstanding acceleration performance, plus class-topping fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

    Perfectly suited to business users
    The Alaskan Concept has a strong chassis for excellent road holding, high ground clearance and distinctive driving comfort. It has a payload of more than one ton, with five passengers onboard and a long, wide load bed.

    The load bed incorporates three longitudinal recesses suitable for fixing equipment. There are additional storage bins on either side of the load bed for the secure protection of equipment,

    Best-in-class fuel efficiency
    The Alaskan Concept is the perfect companion for leisure use, too. It is also ideal for road trips, adventure or sports use. Its big load bed can comfortably accommodate mountain bikes, camping gear or surfboards.

    It also provides premium traveling comfort, together with highest quality standards in terms of equipment and connectivity,

    Last but not least, a camera located inside the door mirror housings permit the filming of passing landscapes.

    For everyday use
    The Alaskan Concept is 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.

    The pickup has large LED Pure Vision rear lights with brushed and polished aluminum surrounds framed by C-shape direction indicators.

    It also has sophisticated rear-end styling heightened by the central aluminum exhaust tail pipe.

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