The Peugeot Landtrek is a rebadged China-made pickup for Latin America & SAR
Peugeot has unveiled the Landtrek, essentially a redesigned Changan Kaicheng F70. The pickup truck is marketed as a rival of the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and Volkswagen Amarok.
Customers will get a choice between two- and four-door variants of the truck. The former is 5.39 meters (17.68 feet) long and has a large 2.43m (8ft.) truck bed. The latter is 5.33m (17.5ft.) long and has a shorter 1.63m (5.35ft.) bed, but it can take up to six passengers if you opt for a front sofa for three instead of the traditional separate seats. Both versions are rated for 1.2 metric tons (2,645 lbs) of cargo bed capacity and 3 metric tons (6,600 lbs) of towing capacity.
The inside of the cabin looks the same as that of most Peugeot passenger cars. Options include a 10-inch infotainment display, a 7-inch digital dash panel, a two-zone HVAC, between one and four video cameras, and 27 liters’ worth of storage pockets and niches. The accessory list consists of four dozen entries.
Engine-wise, the Landtrek ships with a 1.9-liter turbo diesel rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque and a 2,4-liter gasoline engine with 210 hp (157 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). Customers may choose between six-speed manual and six-speed automatic for transmission, and the optional AWD system comes bundled with reduction gear and rear diff lock.
The off-roading truck boasts a nice amount of road clearance at 235 mm (9.2 inches) and has decent approach, departure and ramp angles (30, 27, and 25 degrees, respectively). It can wade water up to 600 mm (2 feet) deep and comes with preinstalled drivetrain protection. Off-road wheels are available in sizes ranging from 16 to 18 inches.
Sales in Latin America and South Africa will begin next year. Peugeot promises to make the Landtrek available in other countries later on, but whether Europe or USA is on the list remains unknown.
Editor Andrew Raspopov