Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
7 minute read
13 Nov 2021
8:17 am

Peugeot Landtrek: What you need to know about South Africa’s new bakkie

Jaco Van Der Merwe

How does Mzansi’s latest double cab compare to bakkie heavyweights Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max and Nissan Navara?

The Peugeot Landtrek bakkie looks the part.

The Peugeot Landtrek, the French carmaker’s highly-anticipated return into the local bakkie foray, touched down in South Africa this week. Available only as a double cab for now, Stellantis has positioned the attractive Peugeot bakkie as a leisure offering appealing to the higher specced end of the market. https://youtu.be/hPXhOeD_ppQ Peugeot Landtrek shows its off-road capabilities. Despite Peugeot’s rich bakkie heritage, especially in Africa, the reality is that the manufacturer has had very limited involvement in the segment on a global scale over the last few decades. While the Landtrek might not give Mzansi’s three top selling bakkies, the Toyota Hilux,...