Peugeot has revealed a new 1-tonne Landtrek bakkie which is destined for the South American and sub-Saharan African markets. The good news is that it has been confirmed for introduction in South Africa in 2021!
Peugeot has revealed a new bakkie and it’s called Landtrek, born of a collaboration between Peugeot and Chinese manufacturer, Changan. It's built on a new platform that also underpins the China-only Changan Kaicheng F70.
The Peugeot Landtrek is offered in 3 body shapes including single-cab, double-cab and chassis cab, catering for both the workhorse and lifestyle market. The Landtrek has a payload of 1.2 tons and a notable towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons. Ground clearance is pegged from 214 mm to 235 mm, depending on the derivative.
The Landtrek's interior appears to be quite nice, don't you think?
Inside, the Landtrek actually looks quite impressive and many of the features are taken straight from Peugeot’s parts bin including a steering wheel from the 3008 and the 10-inch touchscreen from the 508 along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and a 10GB hard drive. Standard feature specification appears to be quite generous with a 360-degree camera system (up to 4 cameras can be fitted) and dual-zone climate control included in the mix. A total of 6 airbags, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, Trailer Swing Control and hill descent control are also part of the standard kit.
Notably, the backrest can fold down in a 60:40 split and buyers will be able to choose between 2 individual front seats (with an armrest) or a 3-seater multiflex bench. As a result, the Landtrek can accommodate up to 6 passengers depending on the derivative. A total of 27-litres of storage space is offered in the cabin.
The Landtrek can be had in either 4x2 or 4x4 guise and is powered by either a petrol or diesel engine. The 2.4-litre turbopetrol engine offers outputs of 157 kW and 320 Nm of torque while a 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine develops 112 kW and 350 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated with either a 6-speed Getrag manual or 6-speed automatic transmission while the diesel engine is mated exclusively with the manual ‘box. 4x4 derivatives are equipped with 4H and 4L modes to tackle various terrain as well as a rear differential with a eLocker system that can disengage automatically to gain more traction. Wading depth is rated at 600 mm.
Peugeot South Africa has confirmed that the Landtrek will come to South Africa in 2021 and it will likely be offered in both single-cab and double-cab guise.