It shares a platform with the Nissan Navara.

Renault is further expanding its utility vehicle lineup with the European debut of the all-new Alaskan pickup. The truck is already on sale in Latin America and will see its market launch in Europe by the end of 2017.

The Alaskan is the French member of a trio of pickups, developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. The other two models, which share the same platform, are the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and the Nissan Navara.

2017 Renault Alaskan live in Geneva
2017 Renault Alaskan live in Geneva
2017 Renault Alaskan live in Geneva

Naturally, the Alaskan features the Navara’s multi-link rear suspension, which ensures “outstanding handling, road holding and travelling comfort for all occupants, with no detriment to the vehicle’s off-road ability or ruggedness.” Simply said, you will be able to use it both off road and on it, without feeling too uncomfortable. While it’s labeled as a one-tonne truck, Renault says actually its ladder frame chassis allows payloads of more than one tonne.

Renault will offer the pickup with a 2.3-litre dCi biturbo engine in two power stages – with 160 and 190hp. The motor can be mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission, both sending power to either the rear axle or all four wheels. If you go for the AWD model, it will reward you with an electronic rear differential, while a mechanical locking rear differential is also available in case of more hardcore off-road use.

If you want your Alaskan to have the home comforts of a regular car, it can be equipped with many cool features at an additional cost. The list includes heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree camera, and a seven-inch navigation system.

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