Driving experience: Renault Alaskan Iconic 190 CV 4 × 4 AT

Characteristics and benefits of the new product of the French brand.


At the end of last year Renault celebrated the 65th anniversary of his Santa Isabel plant, in the province of Córdoba, with the start of the production of a new product: La Renault Alaskan, which allows the Rombo to now have the most complete offer of vehicles for work since it adds Duster Oroch, Kangoo, Master y Kangoo ZE.

Renault AlaskanThe Argentine Alaskan is offered in eight versions: four with turbo diesel engines and another four with biturbo. All in double cab configuration and with the option of six-speed manual gearboxes or seven-speed automatic gearboxesplus two- or four-wheel drive.

Is available in four trim levels denominated Navigation comfort, Emotion, Intense e Iconic, which is the one we tested for several days and which has the most powerful engine, the 9 hp M190T biturbo at 4.000 rpm.

In this case the impeller is coupled to a well-functioning and closely related seven-speed automatic gearbox. Notably can be operated with the selector only since it does not have paddles behind the wheel. Traction is 4 × 4, with transfer from high to low.

EXTERIOR RENAULT ALASKAN ICONIC 190 CV 4 × 4 AT

Renault Alaskan

Although it is a twin of the modern Nissan Frontier, that it has the Rhombus on its front is something that really attracts attention. Especially in those users of other vehicles of this type. As if to confirm the expectations that had with the model, it is enough to say that the 250 units that were launched as a pre-sale were reserved in an hour.

Its design stands out for the chrome front grill and its muscular fenders with sporty lines. The full LED optics also stand out, 18 ”alloy wheels and the chrome San Antonio bar. The pick-up is 5,32 meters long and has a clearance of 23 cm. In running order, its weight is 2.133 kg.

Renault AlaskanThe front suspension is double wishbone with stabilizer bar and the rear is pseudo multilink with arms trailed to the rigid axle.. This configuration provides a excellent handling on asphalt and superior comfort when taking advantage of its off-road benefits.

The cargo box, covered with an easy-to-install maritime hood, is designed for almost a ton in a space protected by thermoformed plastic and with practical and convenient lashing rings.

INTERIOR RENAULT ALASKAN ICONIC 190 CV 4 × 4 AT

Renault AlaskanAlthough the multifunction steering wheel it is not regulated in depth, the ideal driving position is facilitated by the electrical settings of the seat. Unique to the Alaskan in the segment is its sliding glass roof that enhances the feeling of spaciousness..

The rear space is comfortable for two people. The seat is one-piece and folds completely, but being very close to the floor makes the knees rise above the passenger's waist.

In the case of the Iconic, its equipment is generous. In addition to keyless access and push button start and stop, it includes, but is not limited to, dual zone climate control, power adjustable mirrors, cruise control, Android Audio and Apple Car Play multimedia system and satellite navigator.

Regarding the fullfilment of security requirements six airbags, traction and stability controls and hill start and descent assistants stand out.

Renault AlaskanA separate paragraph for 360 ° view camera with moving object detector and off-road mode that allows you to see ahead to solve extreme situations in the most difficult terrain. Those images are viewed on the 8-inch touchscreen.

The New Renault Alaskan is the first pick-up to offer scheduled maintenance every 20.000 km and also the possibility of an optional and free service at 10.000 km. The warranty is five years or 150 thousand kilometers.

PERFORMANCE RENAULT ALASKAN ICONIC 190 CV 4 × 4 AT

  • Maximum speed: 181,2 km / h (Drive)
  • Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h: 8,6 seconds
  • Acceleration 80 km / h to 120 km / h: 8,7 seconds
  • Consumption on route at 90 km / h: 15 km / L
  • Consumption on route at 130 km / h: 10,9 km / L
  • Urban consumption: 7,8 km / L

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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