Displaying 4×4 drivetrain, high body belt line, a vertical front, horizontal bonnet and a large ground clearance (210 to 215 mm, depending on model) the Peugeot pickup is set to compound growing competition in Nigeria.
At the just concluded 4th edition of the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KadInvest), Peugeot Pickup was a star attraction to visitors from within and outside the country.
Indeed, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai commended the partnership with Dangote conglomerate to revive the comatose Peugeot factory in Kaduna.
Fortified with a load zone that has a bed that is 1.40m long and 1.39m wide, equipped with anchoring hooks on the outside.
The sidewalls and the real panel are completely covered with a protective resin, which adds to the rigidity and robustness of the whole vehicle. The maximum payload of the vehicle is 815 kg.
The Peugeot pickup has a performance drivetrain adapted to the needs of the core market.
Its longitudinal 2.5l common rail turbo diesel engine develops 115bhp and 280Nm, combined with a manual 5-speed gearbox. It is available in 4×4 and 4×2 versions.
The 4×4 version is engaged using a special lever to transmit some of the power to the front drivetrain.
This allows the driver to make a selection where needed, whether in normal 4×4 4H (4 High) mode or in the 4L (4Low) mode at short speeds.
Thanks to a reducer, extra torque can be applied at very slow speeds to maneuver out of the most extreme driving situations.
The 4×4 version, therefore, gives the new Peugeot pickup versatility, easy use in every weather condition and over every terrain.
With its focus on reliability and ease of use, the new Peugeot pickup offers many features as standard, manual air-conditioning, electric windows, radio with CD player and USB port are present at all levels.
For safety and ease of driving, the new Peugeot pickup is equipped as standard with an ABS braking system with brake force distribution, rear parking aids, passenger and driver air bags, plus electrically adjustable exterior mirrors.
The 4×4 version is distinguished by a chrome bow at the level of the bed, roof bars and lateral footboards.
The most spacious and accommodating passenger interior in its class, with rear-seat roominess of 1,738 mm and knee space of 62 mm, it ensures passenger comfort for both professional and private use.
Thanks to its simple and robust design, the new Peugeot pickup is a functional work tool that’s durable and reliable over all terrains.