Renault Alaskan concept previews new pick-up truck

Renault has revealed a new concept vehicle previewing a pick-up truck set to be unveiled early next year.

The Renault Alaskan concept features a one-tonne payload and aggressive looks – enhanced by chunky 21-inch wheels and a purposeful stance.

Renault’s senior vice-president, corporate design, Laurens van den Acker, said: “The styling of the Alaskan Concept sticks to the rules of the pick-up segment, including impressive dimensions and a visual sense of power and robustness. At the same time, we have dialed in specific Renault cues in the form of an attractive, status-enhancing front-end design.”

The Alaskan is powered by Renault’s twin-turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine used in the Master van range.

The manufacturer says the Alaskan draws on its experience with crossovers such as the Captur to combine practicality for business users with demands from private buyers.

It hopes to cement Renault’s success in the commercial vehicle market across Europe – with a platform that will be shared with Nissan and Mercedes-Benz.

Nissan’s version of the pick-up truck, the NV300 Navara, is set to debut at the Frankfurt motor show later this month.