Published on January 16th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Peugeot Landtrek Pick-Up Truck Launching In Malaysia Soon For RM123K
The Peugeot Landtrek pick-up truck is being prepared for launch in Malaysia.
The pick-up truck segment has long been dominated by Japanese brands in Malaysia. Soon, things will change as Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) are preparing for the launch of the Peugeot Landtrek.
The Landtrek is Peugeot’s first pick-up truck in many years, officially appearing in February 2020 with engineering contributed by Changan. Within just a few short months, the pick-up truck was spied testing in USJ.
Now, it appears that BAASB is finally readying up for the vehicle’s Malaysian (and Asia Pacific) debut with order books being open at all authorised Peugeot dealerships nationwide. Pricing is said to start at RM123,000.
Pick-up trucks usually come in a wide variety of styles, but it looks like the Peugeot Landtrek is being positioned more for lifestyle applications in Malaysia. Thus, it’s unlikely the truck will be available as a stripped-down single cab, though such a version is available in certain markets.
Instead, it will be available in Malaysia as a double-cab with a very attractive set of features and equipment. This includes a 10″ HD screen and the alluring modern cabin design we’ve come to expect from Peugeot’s passenger vehicles. This includes toggle switches, LED signature lighting, as well as modular rear bench seating with folding backrests.
Other rumoured features include dual zone air conditioning, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED truck bed illumination, 6 airbags and 360-degree parking cameras.
BAASB will likely equip the Peugeot Landtrek with a 1.9L 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine capable of 150PS and 350Nm of torque. This is not the Isuzu motor that powers the D-Max and BT-50, but another motor sourced from China. A 6-speed automatic sends power to the wheels.
It’s also possible that the Peugeot Landtrek will be locally-assembled at the Stellantis plant in Gurun, Kedah. This would make it the third locally-assembled truck in Malaysia after the Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max. It’ll also be one of two pick-up trucks offered by a brand from the West after the Ford Ranger. The Chevrolet Colorado was once sold in Malaysia before that brand’s exit from South East Asia.