The image confirms the production model looks very similar to the concept it is based on (which was revealed last year and is shown in our gallery). It's not due to go on sale until next year.
The production Alaskan will be the company’s first global pick-up and will be built alongside equivalents from Nissan and Mercedes-Benz, the latter of which is due by 2020. The production Renault and the Mercedes will share some of their architecture with the Nissan NP300 Navara, although both companies will engineer and design their own final versions to keep their identities intact.
The one-ton Alaskan concept came with 21in wheels, full LED lighting, satin-effect paint and brushed and polished metal finishes on the exterior. While there will undoubtedly be some changes, many features look set to be retained in the final model.
Despite its commercial vehicle nature, Renault is pitching the Alaskan at the private leisure-focused user. As well as what Renault describes as high-quality interior standards and space for five in the cabin, the Alaskan concept came with a camera located in the door mirror to film the passing landscape, and an optional selection of accessories such as a load bed liner and cover were on the car's theoretical options list.
The Alaskan concept came with the 163bhp 2.3-litre 163hp twin-turbo diesel that features in the Master van, and it's thought this engine is likely to remain in the production model. Although there are no official performance figures quoted for the Alaskan, the engine is capable of a claimed combined economy figure of 40.4mpg in the Master.