The forthcoming 2023 Renault Alaskan will reportedly arrive later this year. The most recent reports are saying the 2023 Alaskan will have minor upgrades or no upgrades at all. It does make sense, after the most recent refreshments. However, this is far from official, and Alaskan is still some sort of a mystery.
As before, Alaskan will continue borrowing things from the Nissan Navara pickup truck. That includes the same suspension, architecture, and even powertrain options. This is actually a good thing, although Alaskan is far from a unique pickup. Without further ado, here’s everything we know at the moment.
Renault Alaskan Facelift
The new 2023 Renault Alaskan will get minor updates. There is a Renault-Nissan partnership that already helps this model in many ways. The Nissan Navara is now the basis for the Alaskan pickup truck, as previously stated. The two versions have almost the same mechanics and the same architecture. That’s not to say that the Alaskan won’t be as different from other rivals, but we think it looks better than ever before.
The front section hosts a relatively new grille and headlights. Moreover, Renault recently introduced additional chrome accents. On the other hand, the Alaskan pickup looks weird from the back. Visual changes are minor, although Renault could pull a surprise or two in the following months. We can surely expect new exterior colors or some sort of a new appearance package.
The upcoming 2023 Renault Alaskan will receive small interior updates. The changes aren’t so big, but Alaskan will benefit from the latest safety aids. Renault will also update the infotainment system. As a result, Alaskan will have more standard features as well as higher safety ratings.
We think the Alaskan pickup truck now looks more modern and it is a competitive pickup, which is even more important. The cabin is as big and functional as it has always been. Renault is going to replace cheap plastic materials with better ones, but the base trim will still be made of cheaper materials.
New Engine Option?
Most likely, the new 2023 Renault Alaskan will only have one powertrain option, but that’s not set in stone. According to a lot of people, it is a well-known 2.3-liter dCi engine that has 160 horsepower. That’s not all, either. This engine can also make up to 297 lb-ft of torque. Rumors say that there could be an option for a diesel engine. The rumored diesel powertrain is said to make 190 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
However, Renault hasn’t given us any more information. As we said, Alaskan will be based on the Nissan Navara pickup. The same five-link rear suspension and disc brakes are also available. When it comes to the transmission, the Renault Alaskan has a seven-speed automatic option.
2023 Renault Alaskan Release Date, Price
The price of the next 2023 Renault Alaskan will be a carryover. This means the new pickup truck will once again start at around $30,000 or slightly higher than that. The sales will begin later in 2022, but the Alaskan model will not reach the dealerships in the United States.