Renault introduced the “old-new” pickup AlaskanApril 24, 2019
The debut of the 2019 model was held at the specialized exhibition of commercial vehicles in Birmingham. The model does not differ in design from its predecessor, but received a number of serious technical changes.
Renault sometimes strangely refers to its own models. This time a new version of the Alaskan pickup was introduced without any visible changes in the design. Apparently, the manual considered it unprofitable to invest in the restyling of the niche model now. The debut was held yesterday in Birmingham at the exhibition of commercial vehicles.
The main change in the compact but durable truck was a modified 2.3-liter diesel engine from the Blue dCi line. The power unit is now equipped with two turbines, as well as a selective catalytic neutralization system (SCR). This update is aimed at environmental friendliness and efficiency. Moreover, the power remained at the same level: 160 and 190 horsepower, depending on the modification. The younger version received a slight increase in torque from 403 to 425 Nm.
Together with the engines, a six-speed manual transmission or a robotic gearbox with seven gears is offered. There is a choice of rear-wheel drive or full with a system of rigidly connected front axle. The rear suspension was also revised, thanks to which the load-carrying capacity increased by 140 kg (to 1,100 kg).
The start of sales of the renewed Renault Alaskan in Europe is scheduled for autumn 2019.
Meanwhile, Renault officially unveiled the new Kangoo Z.E electric van. The new-generation model has a stylish futuristic design, as well as an overly optimistic placement of rear-view cameras instead of mirrors
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