Review: Renault Alaskan (2017)

Based on Nissan Navara NP300, 3.5 tonne towing capacity, double cab models use five-link rear suspension set-up.

Unlikely it will ever go on sale in the UK.

Renault Alaskan (2017): At A Glance

The Alaskan is based on the Nissan Navara NP300 and sold across Europe and South America. Capable of towing 3.5 tonnes, Renault's first ever one-tonne pick-up mirrors the specification of the impressive Nissan Navara.

All double cab models using a five-link rear suspension set-up with coil springs instead of the leaf sprung cart suspension that is used by the Mitsubishi L200 and Ford Ranger. As a result the Alaskan boasts SUV-rivalling ride quality, which makes it comfortable over long distance drives. 

Like the Navara, the Alaskan is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.3-litre dCi engine, with 160PS or 190PS. Two additional powertrains are also available - a 2.5-litre petrol engine and 2.5-litre diesel engine.

The Alaskan is available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive and power is distributed via a six-speed manual gearbox, while a seven-speed is available as an option. Four-wheel drive versions feature a rotary dial on the dashboard to select off-road modes. 

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