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Renault unveils pick-up truck concept

Renault has unveiled a one-tonne pickup truck concept suggesting the launch of a production version in 2016.

The Alaskan concept was shown for the first time today, and a production version would be based on the European version of the new Nissan Navara, which will be unveiled at this month's Frankfurt motor show.

Renault launched a smaller pick-up truck based on the Dacia Duster in South America earlier this year, but also wants a one-tonne pick-up to help its aspiration to grow in the global LCV market.

The Navara will be powered by a new 2.3-litre diesel engine, and powertrains and technology are expected to be shared with the production version of the Alaskan.

Alongside its product and market strategy, Renault is also launching Renault Pro+, a global LCV brand committed to serving customers and users. In addition to providing tailor-made products and services, the specialist Renault Pro+ network will be tasked with delivering "a rewarding experience at every step of the journey for business-user customers, from advertising to aftersales service".

The company says Renault Pro+ expert brand embodies its customer promise and forms an integral part of its plans to become a top global LCV market player.

“We are now equipped to take our Global Growth Plan forward and fulfil the aspirations of business users and individual LCV customers across the world thanks to an enhanced product line-up, new services and an upgraded customer experience”, said Ashwani Gupta, vice-president, global head of LCVs.

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