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Renault's Hilux-fighter: New Alaskan bakkie

2015-09-04 09:18

   • New one-tonne bakkie model 
   • 2.3-litre twin-turbodiesel
   • Debuts first half of 2016
   
Paris, France - Renault has been the No.1 Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) brand for the past 17 years in Europe, reports the automaker. 

Reanult hopes to grab its share of the bakkie market. The new Renault Duster Oroch bakkie  - headed for SA - was launched in Buenos Aires in June 2015

Image gallery: 2015 Renault Alaskan Concept

In September 2015, the automaker reveals its Alaskan Concept which, the automaker says, “paves the way for a forthcoming model that will have a global calling”.

New bakkie concept

Powering the new bakkie is a 2.3 litre twin-turbodiesel, borrowed from the new Nissan Navara, with outputs ranging from 118kW to 140kW. Its small turbo, says Renault, is ideal for smooth acceleration at low-engine speeds, while a large unit is used for higher revs.

The strong chassis makes for great road holding, high ground clearance and distinctive driving comfort, claims Renault.

The load bed incorporates three longitudinal recesses suitable for fixing equipment. Additional storage bins either side can secure protection of equipment.

Assertive design

Renault claims its Alaskan bakkie combines a payload of one tonne with cutting-edge, athletic styling to meet the exacting needs of business users and individuals alike.

The Alaskan Concept’s has an assertive design, sculpted sides and prominent wheel arches a filled with 21”wheels.

The front-end features C-shaped LEDs, a prominent logo and the bonnet has four "sculptured ribs". It has a combination of brushed and polished metal finishes throughout with blue/yellow details on the side-mirrors.

Read more here: New Renault Duster in SA: Revamped, revitalised


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