Renault Updates Euro-Spec Alaskan With Cleaner Engine, New Rear Suspension

Less than two years after its European debut, the Renault Alaskan has received a number of updates aimed at keeping it relevant against the competition.

First and foremost, the pickup truck now offers a payload increased to 1.1 ton, accounting for gains ranging between 127 kg (280 lbs) and 146 kg (322 lbs) compared to the previous version. The towing capacity of 3.5 tons remains unchanged.

The payload increase is due to the introduction of a new five-link rear suspension which also helps improve comfort by reducing vibrations. The Alaskan sees improvements in the braking department as well since Renault has now given it rear disk brakes and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system.

AEB is available from the first trim level, as standard equipment or as an option (depending on the market). The new hardware is obviously sourced from the donor vehicle, the Nissan Navara.

The pickup’s engine has been updated as well and now uses the latest pollution-control technologies, including a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR). The 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel is still available in two states of tune, with either 160 PS (158 hp) or 190 PS (187 hp), although the former now delivers 425 Nm (313 lb-ft) of torque, 22 Nm (16 lb-ft) more. As before, customers can choose between a standard six-speed manual and an optional seven-speed automatic transmission.

On the tech front, the 2020 Alaskan is now available with a new Renault infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 360-degree camera, as well as a new Trailer Sway Assist feature. Additionally, the Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist have been improved and offer a new dynamic control system.

We’ve left the styling updates at the end because they only consist of new 17-inch alloys that replace the previous 16-inch ones. Furthermore, the optional 18-inch wheels now feature a new design.

The updated Renault Alaskan goes on sale in Europe in autumn, with pricing to be announced closer to its launch.

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