The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

It is not only Mercedes-Benz that plans to use Nissan’s NP300 Navara bakkie as un­der­pin­ning to its pick up. Re­nault has also an­nounced a one-ton bakkie that will use parts from the Navara and Re­nault plans to start build­ing this big one-ton­ner from July next year. Called the Alaskan show truck, Re­nault said the en­gine will be lon­gi­tu­di­nally mounted with its smooth twin turbo to re­move all turbo lag. (Inset) At the Buenos Aires Mo­tor Show in June, Re­nault launched the Oroch, a smaller one-ton bakkie based on the Duster. Both bakkies may yet come to Africa as part of Re­nault’s plans to grow its share of the light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle mar­ket.


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