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14 Years After, PAN Resumes Production Of Its Peugeot Pickup

The last time Pan Nigeria produced its last edition of a Peugeot pickup vehicle was 14 years ago.

However, the Nigeria-affiliate of the French auto brand just launched a pickup model into its Nigerian market.

The vehicle is produced in the auto firm’s assembly plant in Nigeria.

The
company production of pickup dates as far back in 1956 – when it began
with the Peugeot 403 Camionnette-Bâchée, ; the Peugeot 404
Camionnette-Bâchée of 1967, and then the Peugeot 504 pickup, which
succeeded it until 2005, the last year of production at Pan Nigeria
Limited, assemblers of the Peugeot brand of vehicles.

The new pickup model features a good measure of roominess and equipment, thus fulfilling the fundamental needs for robustness, endurance and the 4×4 drivetrain.

The vehicles also features a high body belt
line, a vertical front, a horizontal bonnet and a large ground clearance
(210mm to 215 mm).

The load zone has a bed that is 1.40m long
and 1.39m wide, equipped with anchoring hooks on the outside. The side
walls and the real panel are completely covered with a protective resin
which adds to the rigidity and robustness of the whole vehicle. The
maximum payload of the vehicle is 815kg.

The new pickup is said
to have a performance drivetrain adapted to the needs of the core
market, adding that its longitudinal 2.5 litre common rail turbo diesel
engine develops 115bhp and 280Nm, combined with a manual five-speed
gearbox. It is available in 4×4 and 4×2 versions. According to the firm,
the 4×4 version is engaged using a special lever to transmit some of
the power to the front drivetrain.

The 4×4 version is reported to give the new vehicle versatility, easy use in every weather condition and all terrains.

“This
allows the driver to make a selection where needed, whether in normal
4×4 4H (4 High) mode or in the 4L (4 Low) mode at short speeds. Thanks
to a reducer, extra torque can be applied at very slow speeds to
manoeuvre out of the most extreme driving situations,” it states.

Other features of the vehicle are manual air-conditioning, electric windows, radio with CD player and USB port.

“For
safety and ease of driving, the new Peugeot pickup is equipped as
standard with an ABS braking system with brakeforce distribution, rear
parking aids, passenger and driver air bags, plus electrically
adjustable exterior mirrors”, Pan says.

Posted by on January 17, 2019.

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