Renault Announces Alaskan Production in Argentina Later This Year
Pickup truck, which will share platform and mechanics with Nissan Frontier, will be made at the Cordoba plant from the end of this year
Amid news of declining auto sales worldwide and stalled factories, Renault announces the start of production of the Alaskan pickup in Argentina from the end of this year, at the Córdoba plant. The information was given by the president of Renault Argentina, Pablo Sibilla, as published on the Argentina Autoblog website.
Sibilla also said that the goal is to reach the production pace of 40,000 pickups per year, including Nissan and Renault models, at the Santa Isabel unit – which will start operating again on May 18 due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
It is worth remembering that Alaskan uses the Nissan platform, sharing several components with Frontier. There will only be seven points that will differentiate the models. Currently, the pickup is already made in Spain and Mexico. Production in Cordoba will initially supply the Argentine market, and is expected to arrive in Brazil later.
The announcement of the partnership between Renault, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz to produce pickups in the neighboring country was made in 2015. However, plans were postponed for Alaskan and Mercedes decided not to proceed with the Class X project in Latin America.
Alaskan has a cargo capacity of one ton, to be offered only with a single cabin. The engine will be the same as the Frontier: 2.3 160 hp and 190 hp turbodiesel. The exchange can be manual of its gears or automatic of seven, with rear traction or 4 × 4 with reduced. Among its rivals will be Chevrolet S10, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok, in addition to Nissan Frontier itself.
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Renault announces the start of production of the Alaskan pickup in Argentina from the end of this year.