Renault has previewed the one-tonne ALASKAN bakkie concept which will be officially revealed in 2016.The bakkie market worldwide accounts for more than a third of sales in the light commercial vehicle segment and Renault is set to claim its share of the pie. The Renault Duster Oroch concept shown earlier in the year is intended solely for the South American market while the ALASKAN Concept paves the way towards becoming a global model.
“We are now equipped to take our Global Growth Plan forward and fulfil the aspirations of business users and individual LCV customers across the world thanks to an enhanced product line-up, new services and an upgraded customer experience”, commented Mr Ashwani Gupta, Vice-President, Global Head of LCVs.
Renault ALASKAN - FeaturesWith a payload of one-tonne, the ALASKAN Concept is designed to cater for both leisure and business purposes. Flared wheel arches are home to 21-inch wheels and there's that big Renault logo up front, flanked by C-shaped headlights with full LED lighting signature. A camera is fitted in the side mirror housing which will allow for filming of the passing landscape. The ALASKAN will be powered by a four-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel engine. Renault says the ALASKAN will also come fitted with equipment, connectivity and comfort features which will make it suitable for driving on a daily basis.
The production version will be similar in spirit to the ALSAKAN Concept and will feature the same dimensions. Renault will also offer a wide range of body types and powertrains. The new bakkie from Renault is due for production and should go on sale in 2016.
This Renault ALASKAN will be joining the Mercedes-Benz bakkie and the two look likely to turn the segment upside down when they launch in 2016.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available, but for now take a look at this video of the Renault Alaskan Concept.