A robust workhorse for Africa

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Peugeot has unveiled its new Peugeot Pick Up, a pick up based on a Chinese bakkie that signals the return of Peugeot to the pick-up market within the African continent.

Benefiting from a remarkable level of roominess and equipment, the new Peugeot Pick Up fulfils the fundamental needs for robustness, endurance and solid 4x4 drivetrains in the segment.

The Pick Up is based on the Chinese built Dongfeng Ute which in itself is based on the ‘D22’ Nissan Navara, which made its debut in 1997, and stems from the company’s long-standing joint venture partnership in China.

The new Peugeot Pick Up is proof of the Brand's ambitions for a return to the pick-up market as part of its international growth. Peugeot is revisiting its history in the pick-up segment, particularly in Africa, dating back to the Peugeot 403 Camionnette-Bâchée of 1956, the Peugeot 404 Camionnette-Bâchée of 1967, and then the Peugeot 504 Pick-up which succeeded it until 2005, the last year of production in Nigeria.

Standard equipment include Yokohama tyres, a radio with a CD player and USB slot, anti-lock brakes with brake force distribution, rear parking sensors, and driver and front passenger airbags. Available luxuries include air conditioning, and electric windows and mirrors.

The new Peugeot Pick Up with a length of 5.08m is part of the double cab compact pick-up segment, and will apparently be available in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations and powered by a 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and producing 85kw and 280nm, and will have a maximum payload of 815kg.

While the new Pick Up has already gone on a sale in northern African markets, rumour has it that this model will only reach South Africa early in the next decade!

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