The newest vehicle released by Renault is 2016 Renault Alaskan. This pickup hit the market only few days ago, at the beginning of September. It had its debut at Frankfurt Auto Show where we could stand face to face with new Alaskan. Renault always surprises us with the design modifications and this pickup will leave us speechless, as well. It got some new lines and curves, but there were also some changes under the hood. Alaskan has never been one of the most powerful pickup trucks and things won’t be far cry from before with the new engine unit. The French automaker still puts emphasis on the exterior design. However, we believe that with 2017 model Alaskan is going to have more power. 2016 model has lots of pros and cons, and we tried to present all those advantages and disadvantages in this review.
2016 Renault Alaskan ENGINE
There were many speculations about the engine offer and what will be the base engine but with its release few days ago all gossips stopped once and for all. Renault opted for 2.3l inline-4 turbodiesel unit that is able to deliver 188 HP and 332 lb-ft torque. It is natural for a pickup to have at least 300 lb-ft of torque, but we would prefer if there were even more. Power is probably the biggest drawback of the 2016 Renault Alaskan considering it can reach 125 mph.
It is more than enough, but still below the average. Pickup trucks are not famous for the acceleration so we must be satisfied with Alaskan’s 8.5 seconds. Both automatic and manual gearbox are available, even though experts were predicting only automatic transmission. However, they neglected the fact that Renault is the European automaker and in Europe manual gearbox is still more popular than automatic.
Renault Alaskan 2016 INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
The Renault Alaskan is the most popular pickup produced by Renault, and the very first pickup this automaker released. French automaker kept a lot of interior-related information off record but in Frankfurt we could see interior in all its glory. It looks futuristic and it comes with new touchscreen. 2016 Renault Alaskan comes in several trim levels.
Seats are now wrapped in leather as it was expected, but they still look luxurious and are very convenient. Some of the standard features are rear-view camera, good audio system, USB and Bluetooth connection, etc. This model of Alaskan comes with the latest technology and it will have hill-start assist, trailer sway control, automatic control of the climate and many more. As you can see in the pictures, this model is probably the most beautiful pickup truck currently on the market.
2016 Renault Alaskan RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The main competitors are Hilux and Navara. Hilux is probably the leader in this category but 2016 Renault Alaskan has lots of things to offer. It was released few days ago and the starting price for the base model is approximately $30,000.
It is in range of the competence thus we believe new Alaskan will have considerable market share. We find this price quite reasonable, taking into consideration everything that the new 2016 Renault Alaskan offers.
2016 Renault Alaskan
The newest vehicle released by Renault is 2016 Renault Alaskan. This pickup hit the market only few days ago, at the beginning of September. It had its debut at Frankfurt Auto Show where we could stand face to face with new Alaskan. Renault always surprises us with the design modifications and this pickup will leave us speechless, as well.