Peugeot opened in 2020 a new chapter in its history by launching Landrek, a new pickup with off-road capabilities.
The French manufacturer was one of the leading European LCV car-makers, but they lacked a pickup. Their co-operation with the Chinese brand Changan led to a duo of vehicles based on a chassis and capable of carrying a one metric ton load.
The 2020 Peugeot Landtrek was available as a single-cab version for those who needed a long bed in the back. Also, it came with two or four-wheel-drive, with manual transmission and two-speed transfer case. There were two engines available, both turbocharged: a 2.4-liter gasoline unit with 210 hp and a workhorse of 1.9-liter diesel with 150 hp. Both were fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, but only the gasoline-powered version was available with a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shifting and two operation modes (Sport and Eco).
Depending on the trim levels, Landtrek was equipped more for a working environment or for a leisure one inside the cabin. Touch-screen display in the middle of the dashboard and even a TFT screen in the instrument cluster.
For the off-road trips, the Landtrek could tackle wading of 600 mm (2 ft), and it had a ground clearance of up to 235 mm (9.25 in) with 17” wheels. The approach and departure angle were 30, respectively 27 degrees, and a central angle of 25 degrees.