The forthcoming 2019 Renault Alaskan is the company’s first light-duty pickup truck ever. It seems like Europe is slowly taking over the light-duty segment, and it is a well-known fact that the Americans are the biggest pickup fans.
So it is very certain that the Alaskan is coming to the U.S. next year. Based on the Nissan Navara, the 2019 Alaskan comes with a boxy design, five-link rear suspension and it offers a smooth ride. The cabin is quiet and comfy and both diesel and gasoline powertrains are among the options.
2019 Renault Alaskan Exterior looks similar to the Nissan Navara model
The 2019 Renault Alaskan looks like a revamped version of the Nissan Navara. On the other side, this truck comes with its own styling cues and personality. Up front, a grille looks bold and with horizontal inserts. Those inserts are huge and Renault’s badge is placed in the middle of it. Furthermore, modern looks are boosted thanks to the new headlights and some chrome accents around them.
Front bumper comes with a perfect approach angle and the front fenders are featuring a small grille that looks sporty. On the other hand, side fenders gained some muscles and are looking bulgy. Side steps are a standard feature and are making it easy for users to reach a chromed roof rack. The colors that will be available with this model are Black, Blue Metallic, Brown, Grey Metallic, Red and White.
2019 Renault Alaskan Interior design and tech
The Alaskan’s interior also borrowed some styling cues from the Nissan Navara. Everything inside the cabin is arranged around the infotainment system and HVAC controls. The dash is easy to mirror as 2019 Renault Alaskan comes in both left and right-hand drives.
Two analog gauges are providing crucial information about the speed and engine and two smaller gauges are showing temperature and fuel level. On top of that, a small driver screen shows even more info, usually navigation. The storage bin is wisely placed on top of the center stack and it comes with the 12-volt power outlet. Another 12-volt power outlet sits below the center stack. The center of this pickup truck will get a colorful 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone compatibility. Also, standard model will include a six-speaker audio system and eight-way power-adjustable heated seats.
The newest model 2019 Renault Alaskan comes with many safety features. The offers are rich and it will get standard eqquiped like ABS, front airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, Nissan’s 360-degree Around-view monitor and Child Protection Isofix seat.
Engine and Transmission Details
The all-new 2019 Renault Alaskan is likely to arrive with plenty of engine choices. Some speculations are saying that every market will get a different type of powertrain. The base engine is a 2.3-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder unit. It produces up to 190 HP. This engine also offers a smaller turbo version with 160 HP.
Two other engines’ arrival will depend on the market, and the first one is a 2.5-liter gasoline mill with four cylinders and with 160 HP. The third choice comes down to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that can burst 190 HP.
You can see that all of the powertrains are making the same amount of ponies, just have in mind that the diesel engine is far less sophisticated and it generates power slower than the other options. With all three choices comes the same 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmission. All engines will have a 2WD system and 4WD are available as well. The strongest engine in this category is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10 sec with a top speed of 100 mph.
2019 Renault Alaskan Towing Capacity and Fuel Consumption
There is a plenty of models to choose including a single cab, 4-door crew cab and cab/chassis units. However, with the latest technology installed in this pickup truck, it is able to max tow 7,716 pounds. This is a great number if we compare it with some models. In this category model like Ford F-150 can tow more than 10,000 pounds, also in the same line is the Chevrolet Colorado that can haul 1630 pounds.
At this moment we only have information about the fuel consumption of the 2,3-liter engine. For the urban drive, this engine gives 27 mpg, extra urban 40mpg and for combined 34 mpg.
2019 Renault Alaskan Price and Release Date
French automaker’s latest pickup truck will cost somewhere between $36,000 and $41,000. The production started in Cuernavaca, Barcelona, Cordoba and 2019 Renault Alaskan will hit the markets in the first half of 2019.
The main competitor to this model is Ford Ranger that currently cost $1,000 less than the new 2019 Renault Alaskan. However, in the same category of pickup truck models, Toyota Tacoma cost much less $27,000.
The upcoming model 2019 Renault Alaskan is a great pickup truck that can give great comfort to all passengers. However, if one needs a vehicle with a good towing capacity and tons of safety features this model is a great choice.