The Navara is so good pickup that both Mercedes and Renault decided to make their versions of it. When it comes to the French model, of course, we are talking about the Alaskan, which has been around since 2017. Given the model’s age, it would be nice to see a couple of updates. At this point, we don’t know anything for sure, but there’s a big chance to see 2021 Renault Alaskan with notable novelties.
It is still early to say which are the changes we are about to see. Still, we could make some predictions. For example, there’s a big chance to see a facelift. From our perspective, this makes sense. Also, we might see updates on the inside, particularly in terms of standard features. On the other side, we don’t expect bigger changes under the hood. The 2021 Renault Alaskan should hit the market in the second half of next year.
2021 Renault Alaskan Changes
As we’ve just mentioned, it is still early to talk about exact changes for the 2021 Renault Alaskan. Still, if we can rely on rumors, there’s a big chance to see a facelift. This would be a typical mid-cycle update, with the focus on visual updates. What are the visual novelties we could see, it is hard to say. Still, we presume we might see novelties on parts like headlights, grille, bumper etc. Still, we don’t expect to see any radical change. When it comes to the rest of the body, we are pretty sure that things will remain the same. After all, this aspect of the Alaskan is the same as Navara almost entirely. The two models feature the same overall shape, mechanics etc. Eventually, we could see novelties in terms of color options, wheels and similar things.
When it comes to interior design, we don’t expect to see any bigger changes. The current model features pretty much the same cabin as Navara and such a state should remain. The dashboard is the same as in the Japanese counterpart, while the steering wheel is probably the only major difference. This doesn’t a bad thing at all, considering that Navara looks good and features great overall quality. Of course, we are still talking about a pickup truck, so materials you will find inside the cabin are mostly hard plastics.
Still, aesthetics are generally on a pretty high level and we could legally say that this is one of the best-looking cabins in the class. The amount of interior space is pretty generous, while seats are massive and supportive. Add to this a pretty smooth ride and you get pretty amazing driving experience. Finally, the list of standard equipment is more than decent and we could see a couple of additions for the next year.
2021 Renault Alaskan Engines
The engine lineup will definitely remain the same. This means you can count on two versions of a familiar 2.3-liter turbodiesel. The base version is good for around 160 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. If you need something more powerful, pick the version with 190 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you can count on a max towing capacity that goes to respectable 3.500 kg. When it comes to transmission, you can choose between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Renault Alaskan Release Date and Price
Given the possible updates, we might see 2021 Renault Alaskan a little bit earlier than usual, but still within the second half of the year. Base models should go around 30.000 Euro.
Next-Generation Frontier on the Way
It’s no secret that the Japanese manufacturer is working on the next-generation Frontier. After more than 15 years, we will finally see a complete redesign. Of course, there is a lot of novelties, but it looks like the new model will carry on with a good-old F-Alpha platform. We are about to see the same architecture, but significantly updates, probably the same version that we can see in much younger Alaskan and Navara models. Moreover, some spy shots allegedly appeared and it looks like it uses Alaskan’s sheet metal. Of course, a new styling won’t be the only novelty, we also count on new powertrain options. Some reports suggest we could even see a diesel version. If this happens, that would definitely be the same 2.3-liter turbodiesel we can see in Alaskan.