2020 Renault Alaskan Redesign, Powertrain, Specs, and Price. We can say for sure that Nissan makes amazing trucks. Its mid-size ute Navara makes not just amazing sales results but also serves as a basis for a couple of other trucks. It was Mercedes-Benz, which came with its X-Class luxury pickup truck. Now, here is the Renault Alaskan, which is on a market for more than a year. Renault’s official plan was to offer this pickup in Europe, but it became available in Soth America soon after. Now the French manufacturer wants to continue with expansion and the next stop is Australia. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Renault Alaskan will be offered on this continent too.
As you would expect, the Alaskan relies on its own forces. Considering that the initial plan pointed out Europe as a primary market, it comes in diesel versions only. It features a familiar 2.3-liter dCi turbodiesel, which comes in two output versions. Base variant is good for about 160, while more powerful versions deliver 190 horsepower. Both engines can be coupled with either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
- Efficient engine
- Attractive design
- Strong working capabilities
- Comfortable cabin
- High base price
- Won’t come to North America
As we already mentioned, the Alaskan is based on the famous Navara, which brings plenty of benefits to this truck. It rides on the same platform, which provides excellent working capabilities. Great towing capacity and off-road characteristics are just some of the goodies you can count on with this truck. On the other side, the French truck comes with lots of its own styling solutions. The overall shape is practically the same. On the other side, there is a completely different face. The 2020 Renault Alaskan will continue in the same way, featuring the front end that follows the brand’s newest design language and has a lot in common with latest crossovers from this manufacturer. Compared to the Nissan Navara, it looks a little bit more massive, with bigger and higher-positioned grille, new bumper and slightly different headlights.
While the interior comes with a fine amount of unique details, the interior of this truck is pretty much the same as in the Navara. You can count on a pretty much identical dashboard, with the same integrated touchscreen and controls. The only notable difference is Renault’s steering wheel, which features a little bit different shape. Rest of the cabin is practically the same, which is definitely a good thing, considering that we know that Navara is full of durable materials and lots of practical details. The cabin is also quite spacious.
2020 Renault Alaskan Release Date and Price
Despite the fact that next year could bring this truck to Australia as well, we don’t expect any earlier arrival. Count on its arrival sometime in the last quarter of next year. In Europe, the base price goes around $35,000.