The pickup truck segment is booming at this point. Every automaker, be it big or small are making their ventures into it and so far the results have been pretty surprising. It is so because there are certain things that have changed. For one making a great vehicle and offering it for considerably high price works no more. In this age, performance, efficiency and price are peak factors. These are the criteria that ensure that only the best vehicles stay. One such vehicle is Renault Alaskan Concept. It is yet to go into production therefore details about the concept model are to be discussed. This truck is most likely to borrow/derive its framework & style from the class Nissan Navara Np300.
Renault Alaskan Concept – Fresh New Look Promised
There isn’t much that is revolutionary about the Renault Alaskan Concept. It is basically a 4 seater pickup truck with some great features. Some changes include, new aluminium bodywork that ensures lower weight. To add to that, the wheel is now 21 inch in size and new LED lamps have been installed. Interior is perfectly equipped with all the luxuries and most importantly the technological features. Other than that it is very spacious and has got space for luggage.
Renault Alaskan Concept – Engine and Efficiency
Renault Alaskan Concept has a decent engine configuration but it is decent only up to the point of some sort of mediocrity. Even though it can perform the necessary functions it needs to, it certainly could have been better. At least it could have been better in terms of power output. Nevertheless the engine in all probability is going to be a four barrel, twin diesel 2.3L unit that is capable of generating somewhere between 180 horses to 190 horses. It has an estimated rpm of 332 lb/ft. It is combined with a seven speed gear unit and runs on an all-wheel drive system. Surprisingly, the pickup of this truck is comparatively high. Hybrids variants are expected for upcoming generations. Last but not certainly the least is the efficiency that this car’s engine offers and the figure is pretty impressive indeed. This car offers an average mile to gallon ratio of 40.4 mpg.
Release Date, Price and Competitors of Renault Alaskan Concept
It is really hard to wait for something really good and when that something is Renault Alaskan Concept vehicle then it certainly becomes harder. And, honestly being silent about details such as release date doesn’t seem to help at all. The point is that this vehicle is due sometime next year and exact date is not known yet. The scenario is pretty much same with price details but a rough estimate has been suggested nevertheless. It is most likely to be somewhere round $35k. It will be released worldwide with exception of few countries in Asia & Europe. As it has been mentioned, the pickup truck segment is booming at this point and the thing about such a segment is that competition in it becomes pretty cut-throat and vehicles get chosen over each other just over minor factors. Competitors of Renault pickup truck include legendary vehicles such as Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck, Nissan Navara and Hyundai Santa fe. Competition can as well be expected from mainstream pickup trucks from Ford & General Motors.