In the line of Peugeot, another kind of Chinese pickup appearedFebruary 15, 2019
The novelty of the French brand was photographed during trials in the China. According to preliminary data, the model will go on sale this year.
In 2017, Peugeot introduced the frame truck with the simple name Pick Up – this name hides the slightly turned Dongfeng Rich, which, in turn, is based on the 1997 Nissan Navara model. Recall that in China, the PSA has a joint venture with Dongfeng, moreover, the Chinese own shares of the French concern. However, in China, the Peugeot Pick Up does not sell – the model is designed for Africa. But another pickup is on its way, and now it will appear on the largest car market of the planet. The second truck was created in the framework of the joint venture from another chinese firm – Changan. Photos of the test copy of the model Peugeot published a publication Autohome.
PSA announced the development of a single-color pickup truck with Changan in the same 2017. As it was then reported, a certain new platform will form the basis of the model, but there are still no details about the platform. Meanwhile, the truck will be produced not only under the Peugeot brand – the Changan F70, declassified at the end of last year, is clearly discernible in the captured model. Externally, the Peugeot pickup differs from the “Chinese” only in the design of the front end: the Frenchman has a different grille and optics. The feed from the cars is the same, the interior is also identical.
In its dimensions, the new Peugeot probably also coincides with its sister Changan, and the characteristics of the latter are already known – an earlier description of the F70 model was added to the base of the Ministry of Industry of China. So, the length of the Chinese pickup is 5330 mm, the size of the wheelbase is 3180 mm. Sizes of a cargo platform: 1600/1595/500 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the current generation Nissan Navara: length – 5263 mm, the distance between the axes – 3150 mm, the load area – 1510/1562 / 475mm.
According to Chinese media, the Changan F70 will be offered with Isuzu turbo diesel engines with a volume of 1.9 and 2.5 liters. Moreover, the base engine is more powerful – its output is 150 hp, the second produces 129 hp. Drive – rear or full. Peugeot pickup is likely to get the same engines.
The official premiere of new products of the French and “celestial” brands should be held this year. Changan’s plans to supply new pickup for exporting information are not yet available, but PSA announced two years ago that after the truck has mastered the Chinese market, it may appear in other countries. True, what exactly – the company did not report. It is also unknown whether there will be a similar model under the brand Citroen. We note, there is no truck based on Dongfeng Rich in the Citroen lineup.
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