New Changan pickup shares the cabin with its sister PeugeotApril 26, 2019
Photos of the interior of a Chinese-made truck appeared on the Web. The model was created in conjunction with the French concern; the novelty should be on sale this year.
The fact that Changan and PSA are working together on a single-color pickup, announced back in 2017. At the beginning of this year it became known that there will be two models – in fact, from the Chinese company and under the Peugeot brand. The appearance of the Changan truck has already been fully disclosed: it will enter the home market under the name Kaicene F70 (probably, Kaicene is a new sub-brand of Changan). Peugeot pickup while caught only in the form of a test prototype. But at the same time, photo spies were also able to look into the interior of the “Frenchman”, while the interior of the “Chinese” was classified. Now, the chinese media replicated the pictures of the F70 cabin – if outwardly the “relatives” still differ from each other, then their interior is identical.
Inside is a “truncated” steering wheel, a multimedia system with a “floating” screen, and silver keys arranged in two rows are located under the climate control unit. Devices – analog, but between them is a large color screen. Chinese media profiles also point out that the F70 has ventilation vents and a USB connector for rear passengers.
According to preliminary data, both models are built on a new platform, but there are no details about it. Meanwhile, the dimensions of the Changan pickup are already known: the length is 5,330 mm, the wheelbase is 3,180 mm. Sizes of a cargo platform: 1600/1595/500 mm. Obviously, the new Peugeot has the same dimensions. 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.
The Chinese report that the Kaicene F70 is equipped 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, while the second one allegedly gives out 129 hp. Drive – rear or full. It is curious that earlier the head of the commercial vehicle PSA division in one of his interviews stated that the Peugeot pick-up truck would offer a French company with the engines.
New Changan will enter the home market before the end of this year. While there is no information about the company’s plans to deliver a pickup for export. But the Peugeot truck will become global: in addition to the Middle Kingdom, it will also be sold in countries in Africa and Latin America. However, in Europe, the Peugeot model is unlikely to appear.
Recall that in the line of the French brand there is already a joint pickup with the Chinese: the model with the simple name Pick Up debuted two years ago, it is a slightly redesigned Dongfeng Rich, which, in turn, is based on the 1997 frame Nissan Navara. Dongfeng is also a partner of PSA, moreover, this company owns shares of the French concern. Peugeot Pick Up with a carrying capacity of 815 kg is intended only for Africa.
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