We didn’t misspell, the French automaker is indeed going to sell – albeit in very few parts of the world – a pickup truck called simply and appropriately the “Pick Up”.
This very creative name must have been hard to come up with – but moving on, we can tell you the company’s new pickup truck, which is coming after a three-year absence in the segment following the demise of the 207-based Hoggar, is only going to be sold in Africa. While the Hoggar was exclusive to South America and this one is solely for Africa, we can understand Peugeot may once solidify its return to North America with a full-size pickup truck (they first had a small one, now a regular one…) Anyways, the “Pick Up” is not even Peugeot’s own work, because it has been created based on the Zhengzhou Nissan Auto (ZNA) Rich New model. That one is a Dongfeng-built pickup truck inspired by the first-generation Frontier/Navara (D22), the one that came about back in 1997.
With that heritage, we’re not surprised they decided to keep everything simple – even the name. The differences to the Chinese version aren’t spectacular either, with modified grille and slightly altered design of the headlights and taillights. There’s a nod to the 404 and 504 pickups via the big “Peugeot” lettering at the back – and we should expect the interior to also closely follow the ZNA Rich New. Technical details were available though – ground clearance between 210 and 215 mm, turbodiesel 2.5-liter engine with 115 hp (86 kW) and 280 Newton-meters (206 pound-feet) of torque under the hood, as well as 4×2 or a 4×4 system with five-speed manual gearbox also featuring a low mode.