Renault’s Alaskan bakkie, is on display at the Paris Motor Show and the design remains very much the same as the 2015 concept, with only minor changes, such as new rear-lights and larger door mirrors.
With the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara NP300, the Alaskan will be powered by Renaults’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel dCi engine, available with 120kW or 142kW. Renault will also offer a 2.5-litre petrol and a 2.5-litre diesel unit and customers will be able to choose from a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic transmission, plus two- and four-wheel drive versions.
The bakkie’s bed will be available in a short and long guises and go on sale in South America later this year. The manufacturer is considering bring the Alaskan to South Africa in 2018, although this is yet to be confirmed.
Renault South Africa have confirmed that they will be bring in the Duster-based Oroch bakkie, although as quoted by a Car magazine journalist that recently spent some time in Paris with Renault, “timing depends on right-hand drive production volume.”