Peugeot Landtrek pickup now in Malaysia, will PH be next?
If there’s one Peugeot that we wish the French automaker actually brings here into the country, it’s the Landtrek.
While trucks are not exactly the first type of vehicle that comes to mind when you say the brand Peugeot, pickups are now one of the go-to vehicles for Filipino buyers. And for quite some time, Peugeot Philippines has been relatively quiet and they could need a new model to freshen their lineup.
Fortunately, it appears the brand might be actually thinking of bringing the pickup to the Philippines. We recently received a tip that there could be a possibility that the Peugeot Landtrek may come to the Philippines. Heck, the pickup truck is now available in Malaysia and is being manufactured at Stellantis’ Gurun plant.
In review, the Gurun factory in Malaysia is where Peugeot Philippines sources the 2008, 3008, and 5008 crossover SUVs (Peugeot Traveller still comes all the way from Europe). With Stellantis now producing both RHD and LHD models for the ASEAN market, why is Landtrek not yet offered here in the Philippines?
Unfortunately for us, production for the LHD version of the Peugeot Landtrek might be experiencing delays. We've been getting snippets of information that originally the vehicle was supposed to be in the country by the end of the year, but that's not happening yet.
If they do push through, what can we expect from the Landtrek? Well, for starters we can expect the pickup to come with a 1.9-liter turbo-diesel engine that makes 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque. It’s also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission along with 4WD that includes modes like 4H (4WD High) and 4L (4WD Low). It even gets a rear-locking differential for when the going gets tough.
Size-wise, the Malaysian-spec Landtrek measures 5331mm long, 1925mm wide, 187mm tall, and has a 3180mm wheelbase. It also has a generous ground clearance of 235mm.
When it comes to amenities, it’s available with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, a 360-degree camera system, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, push-button start, as well as rear aircon vents. Safety features such as electronic stability control, traction control, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, and a host of airbags are also available in the Peugeot Landtrek.
Do you think the Peugeot Landtrek could make sense in the Philippines should it be offered here? Let us know in the comments.