Renault has facelifted its Alaskan double-cab bakkie. Based on the Nissan Navara, it's likely that this model will be coming to South Africa.
The double-cab market is quite congested at the moment and manufacturers are doing the most to keep their respective bakkies up to date. Renault has facelifted and updated its Alaskan double-cab bakkie and here are some of the changes.
The payload and carrying capacity has increased to 1.1 tons, while the towing capacity of 3.5 tons has remained the same. The reason behind the payload increase is due to the introduction of an all-new 5-link rear suspension, as well as rear disk brakes and an automatic emergency braking system.
Renault has also improved the Nissan-Renault alliance engine. There's a new selective catalytic reduction system and the latest pollution-control technology fitted to the 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel. Overseas it is available in 2 states of tune: 120 kW and 140 kW, with torque rated at 425 Nm, which is 22 Nm than before. In terms of transmission, a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic are available.
Inside, the 2020 Renault Alaskan receives the latest infotainment system from the French brand, which offers up Android Auto and Apple Carplay, as well as a 360-degree camera, as well as a new Trailer Sway Assist feature. Additionally, the Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist have been improved and offer a new dynamic control system.
Will it come to South Africa? Not so long ago, Renault SA confirmed that it would begin selling both the Duster Oroch and Renault Alaskan in 2021 locally. Read about that announcement below.