Peugeot has a new one-tonne bakkie. Yes, the French firm has taken the wraps off its fresh-faced Landtrek pick-up, which will be offered in in chassis-, single- and double-cab guise.
What’s it based on? Well, from what we can tell, the new Peugeot Landtrek shares much with the Changan Kaicheng F70, a bakkie offered in China (Peugeot and Changan have a joint venture in that country, after all).
Peugeot plans to offer two versions: Workhorse and Multipurpose. Powerplant options will include a 1,9-litre turbodiesel offering 110 kW and 350 N.m, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox from Getrag, and a turbocharged 2,4-litre petrol unit generating 155 kW and 320 N.m. The latter will be offered in both manual and six-speed automatic form. Both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations will be available, with the latter boasting low range.
The Landtrek (not to be confused with the Peugeot Pick Up revealed in 2017) measures 5 330 mm long in double-cab form (and 5 390 mm in single-cab guise), with a width of 1 920 mm and a wheelbase of 3 180 mm. The company claims the Landtrek boasts the “most accommodating” load bay in its segment.
Peugeot says the payload is as high as 1,2 tonnes on some versions, while certain derivatives can tow up to a claimed 3,5 tonnes. Ground clearance ranges from 214 mm to 235 mm.
Inside, you’ll find a two-spoke steering wheel similar to that of the Peugeot 3008 and a 10-inch screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality) atop the facia “inspired” by the item in the 508.
The company claims the modularity of the rear bench is “unique” in the segment, offering the option of folding the backrest in a 60/40 split. Up front, there’s a choice between two independent seats (with central armrest) or a three-seater bench.
Peugeot says the new Landtrek will be launched first in markets in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, before being rolled out to “other countries”. We've asked Peugeot South Africa whether it has any plans to sell the new bakkie locally and will update this story once we hear back...
[UPDATE: Peugeot South Africa has told CARmag.co.za it plans to introduce the new Landtrek locally in 2021, with the firm "working on" securing single- and double-cab variants]