Peugeot Pick-Up for Africa

New Peugeot Pick-Up
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P eugeot continues to focus on growth and has the Pickup market discovered. For the time being, however, the pick-up engagement should only be limited to the African market. And that's a tradition at Peugeot. The Peugeot 403 403 Camionnette-Bâchée started its commercial vehicle career here in 1956, followed by the 404 Camionnette-Bâchée in 1967 and the 504 pickup built in Nigeria was not taken off the African market until 2005.

Classic body with ladder frame

The new Peugeot Pick-Up relies on a classic ladder frame concept.

Now the French are coming with a completely new model back - one that should be tailored in all respects to use in Africa. In other words: functionality takes precedence over optics. Unlike its predecessors, the new Peugeot Pick-Up is not based on a car, but comes as a real commercial vehicle. What suits the French is the alliance with the Chinese car maker Dongfeng, which has an adapted Nissan D22 pick-up in its range in China with the Rich. It has now been adapted for the Peugeot label. The 5.08 meter long pick-up has a double cabin for up to 5 passengers, a classic ladder frame, leaf spring chassis and a rigid axle at the rear. The loading bed is 1.40 meters long and 1.39 meters wide. In addition, it is completely lined with robust protective covers. Loops around the tail lifts are used to secure the load. The maximum load indicated is 815 kg.

The all-wheel drive versions carry additional chrome jewelry.

The design of the pick-up is far removed from the models known in Europe. High waistline, clear corners and edges and a ground clearance of - depending on the model - 210 to 2,015 mm - functionality is the key. The Peugeot lion in the radiator grille serves as a clear brand commitment.

Only with four-cylinder turbodiesel

The only engine available for the new Peugeot pick-up is a four-cylinder turbodiesel installed lengthways 2.5 liter displacement draws 115 hp and 280 Nm torque. A manual five-speed gearbox is standard. The customer can choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, the latter with a switchable reduction ratio.

The standard equipment of the new Peugeot Pick-Up includes manual air conditioning, electric windows, and a CD radio with USB connection as well as electrically adjustable exterior mirrors. The safety package includes an airbag for the driver and front passenger, an ABS system and rear parking beeper. The all-wheel drive versions of the new Peugeot pick-up also have chrome trim. For example, chrome-plated steel tubes as door sills and a bracket system, also made of chrome-plated steel tube, are standard on board on the loading area.

Coming to the African market - especially North Africa and the countries around the Sahara should the new Peugeot pick-up in September. Prices have not yet been announced.


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