Peugeot Landtrek pick-up truck to launch end-2020

By CARSIFU | 20 February 2020

PARIS: Peugeot is entering the one tonne pick-up segment with the Landtrek, which will be launched at end-2020 in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Peugeot says the pick-up truck will not be offered in Europe. The surprise announcement comes at a time when Daimler has given up on its pick-up truck, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, because of poor sales.

The Landtrek was designed to meet pick-up fundamentals such as a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, versatility, different body shapes (chassis cab, single cab or double cab), real off-road and overtaking capabilities with unbeatable robustness and ease of repair.

It will have two powertrain options including a 1.9-litre diesel unit with a variable geometry 16-valve turbocharger, mated to a 6-speed Getrag manual gearbox and producing 150hp and 350Nm of torque.

This engine has a combined fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100km.

There's also a 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit mated to a 6-speed Getrag manual gearbox or a 6-speed Punch automatic gearbox with sequential, Sport or Eco modes - which produces 210hp and 320Nm of torque.

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It will be offered in 4x2 rear-wheel drive, and 4x4 variants.

The 4x4 version offers:

 fording: 600mm,
 angle of attack: 29° or 30° (depending on the version),
 leakage angle: 27° or 26° (depending on the version),
 central angle: 25°,
 ground clearance: min. 214mm (16'' wheels) or up to 235mm (17''/18'' wheels).

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The dimensions are: length of 5.33m for the double cab version and 5.39m for the single cab versions, all with a width of 1.92m.

Also, 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.

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On-board kit can include advanced connectivity (USB / Bluetooth sockets), automatic dual-zone air conditioning, 10-inch HD touch screen compatible Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and 10 GB hard drive, and a 360° camera system.

Safety is ensured by 6 airbags and an ESP with the 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 4x2 and 4x4 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 Lane Departure Warning, an audible and visual lane departure warning (depending on the versions).

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