RENAULT’S BAKKIE PLANS
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.