Car maker Peugeot has announced plans to enter the one-ton pick-up segment with the introduction of its new Landtrek bakkie.
The Landtrek will be sold with two engine variants include a 1.9-litre diesel offering and a 2.4-litre petrol option.
- Diesel : 1.9L displacement and 150 hp thanks to a variable geometry 16-valve turbocharger. Its torque of 350 Nm and 6-speed Getrag manual gearbox. This engine has a combined fuel consumption of 7.8L/100kms;
- Petrol : turbocharged with 2.4L displacement and a comfortable power output of 210 hp and 320 Nm of torque combined with a 6-speed Getrag manual gearbox or a 6-speed Punch automatic gearbox with sequential, Sport or Eco modes.
The bakkie will also be available in 2 or 4-wheel drive. The 4×2 version is a rear-wheel drive, with drive being transmitted to the rear wheels via a longitudinal shaft and a differential located in the rear axle. As the load rests on the rear-drive wheels, the heavier the vehicle is loaded, the more traction it has.
For 4×4 versions, the front transmission is engaged using a dedicated thumb-wheel to transmit some of the power to the front axle.
Peugeot said that the Landtrek has latest-generation comfort equipment from the brand’s SUVs, advanced connectivity (USB/Bluetooth sockets), automatic dual-zone air conditioning, 10″ HD touch screen compatible Apple CarPlay /Android Auto and a 10 GB hard drive.
Safety is ensured by six airbags and the following functions:
- Hill Descent Control, a system that keeps the vehicle at a very low speed and allows you to concentrate solely on steering;
- ASR (enhanced traction) for 4×2 and 4×4 versions;
- Trailer Swing Control, to avoid cold sweats when towing a trailer: ESP acts directly as soon as a weave occurs.
Drivers can also rely on an audible and visual lane departure warning system, and in the event of major obstacles, a 360° camera that also acts as an off-road camera.
The Landtrek has a length of 5.33m for the double cab version and 5.39m for the single cab versions, all with a width of 1.92m.
Peugeot confirmed to BusinessTech that it would look to launch the Landtrek in South Africa in 2021.