Renault has released their latest global pickup concept, the Alaskan, and by global they mean almost everywhere except Alaska.
Regardless, the Alaskan looks like a beefed-up version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept revealed inÂ Detroit. Renault said the Alaskan is part of a new global push for their LCV business. We bet Mercedes will have something to say about this very soon.
While just a “concept”, expect the Alaskan to spawn a production model in short order … or maybe two models.
Mercedes, who’s been working with Nissan-Renault in a fairly cozy fashion as of late, also announced they will have a pickup for global markets that doesn’t include Alaska â€” or the rest of the United States. Remove the diamond logo, slap on a tri-star, and call it a T-Class.
A bi-turbo, four-cylinder diesel engine is said to live under the hood. Those turbos are asymmetrical, with the smaller of the two providing “smooth acceleration” and a larger turbo for power at higher speeds.
Renault saidÂ a new “one-tonne” pickup will be revealed early next year.