Renault is offering a first glimpse of their new global pickup truck through this Alaskan concept. While the Duster Oroch is a model sold only in Latin America, this new utilitarian vehicle will be available all over the world and it seems it’s going to be based on the Nissan Navara, although the press release doesn’t actually specify this. The concept is bound to show up in production form in the first quarter of next year and it will provide a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 kg which should be enough for most business users. The concept depicted here rides on large 21-inch rims and comes with full LED headlights & taillights which make the Alaskan look smart.
Power of the concept is provided by a beefy twin-turbodiesel longitudinally mounted engine borrowed from the Renault Master lineup. The French marque says we should expect the production version to be in a “similar spirit” with this concept and they plan to sell it not just in a double cab body style as they want to offer several configurations to boost the model’s appeal.
This isn’t being billed as a workhorse-only type of pickup truck as Renault specifies it has been developed also as a leisure vehicle and for everyday motoring.