Will we miss out on the Peugeot Landtrek?
The Peugeot’s international expansion is intensifying with the new Peugeot Landtrek entering the one-tonne pick-up segment.
This constantly-evolving segment represents more than 2.4 million annual sales.
Due to poor Peugeot dealership representation which has become non-existent since the demise of Puzey and Payne, Zimbabwean will miss out on the Landtrek.
We are however convinced a number of them will find their way from South Africa.
The Peugeot Landtrek is based on the fundamentals of the segment: 3.5-tonne towing capacity, versatility, different body shapes, real off-road and overtaking capabilities with unbeatable robustness and ease of repair.
With its remarkable style, advanced modularity and unprecedented body size, it responds to the needs of a demanding clientele.
It has a plethora of accessories to meet the needs of both professional and family activities.
The design provided by the Peugeot brand in very close collaboration with numerous referent international suppliers for example in Europe, Japan and the United States of America, ensures a pick-up truck meeting the best international standards and an entirely new vehicle, at the level of its competitors.
In addition to an attractive style, the brand’s specifications imposed a robust design so that the new Peugeot Landtrek is functional and enduring, while being well-suited for outdoor leisure activities without compromise on reliability as it has 2-million km of testing on all terrains and in all weather.
As a one-tonne pick-up, customers want real transport capacity. The Peugeot Landtrek has the most accommodating cargo box in the segment! The size of the cargo box is a central design element of the architecture and makes it possible to load two “Euro-pallets” in Double Cab versions (1.63m x 1.60m x 500mm body and 1.22m between the wheel arches) and three “Euro-pallets” in Single Cab versions (2.43m x 1.60m x 500mm tipper and 1.22m between the wheel arches).
In any case, the payload exceeds one tonne and can even reach 1.2 tonnes on some versions. In addition, this loading area is illuminated via LEDs and allows you to connect accessories via a dedicated 12-volt socket. Note: a towing capacity of up to three tonnes to satisfy all uses.
And for those who prefer extreme and very long loads, workhorse single cab versions can be sold without a rear bumper and thus have a 180° opening tailgate.
Essential in the pick-up segment, a complete range of customised accessories for the new Peugeot Landtrek will be available in the Peugeot network. Whether they are aesthetic, practical, technical, or electronic, they have all received validation and endurance tests identical to the standard equipment and will enable the Peugeot Landtrek to be adapted to all situations!
Running boards, thermos-formed body protection, hard-top glass, chrome roll- bar, alarm, protective mats…in total, more than 40 dedicated accessories will be available.
The exterior design is imposing with an assertive personality. It incorporates all the brand’s current codes, with a vertical grille featuring the lion in the centre and also vertical LED light signatures (depending on the version).
The style of the aluminium wheels is taken from the other vehicles of the brand while guaranteeing their robustness in intense use: 4×4, heavy-duty or motorway.
The interior is adapted to the one-tonne pick-up segment with, in particular, a two-spoke steering wheel echoing that of the Peugeot 3008 and a 10″ HD screen at the top of the dashboard inspired by that of the brand’s flagship vehicle – the Peugeot 508.
Great attention has been paid to the passenger compartment, with many of the features found on the other Peugeot models, to ensure that you can travel in peace and quiet in all driving and loading conditions.
The modularity of the rear bench seat is unique in the one-tonne pick-up segment, with the possibility of folding the backrest 60/40 or 100%. When folded down, the backrests can support a load of up to 100kg. In addition, two isofix attachments ensure the safety and stowage of child seats.
At the front, there is a choice between two independent seats with central armrest or a 3-seater multiflex bench seat. The latter is inspired by the brand’s expertise in commercial vehicles and offers the possibility of folding down the central backrest to make room for an armrest/work table or to load bulky objects weighing up to 75 kg by folding down the central and the passenger backrest.
The passenger compartment is spacious and roomy, with space for 6 passengers – depending on the version – with a width of 1 510 mm in row 2 at the shoulders and a knee index of 50. On board accessibility is made easier by the presence of seven handles in the passenger compartment.
The Peugeot 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 10 GB hard drive.
- Hill Descent Control, a system that keeps the vehicle at a very low speed and allows you to concentrate solely on steering, bringing control and safety in situations known to be anxiety provoking,
- 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; and
- an audible and visual lane-departure warning.
Like the other vehicles of the brand, the headlamps are worked in the top-of-the-range versions with LED light signatures both at the front and at the rear.
The vehicle can be fitted with one to four cameras to facilitate manoeuvering both in town and on the road. The off-road camera, in the passenger rear-view mirror, and 360° vision support the driver when negotiating obstacles or narrow trails. In addition, they can be set to automatically activate when obstacles are detected.
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. It has chain timing to optimise maintenance costs. Roller rocker arms reduce noise, have higher speeds and less friction for less wear. 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.
And in the event of major obstacles, the 360° camera also acts as an off-road camera.
Launched at the end of 2020, the new Peugeot Landtrek will meet the fundamentals of the one-tonne pick-up segment by enhancing the expertise of the Peugeot brand.
We bet our bottom dollar that sooner than later we will have the SUV version.