The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety

Unlocking peace of mind and confidence, the innovative vehicle safety features of the Peugeot Landtrek have redefined the essence of protection on the move. Beyond its robust design, it promises a driving experience where safety isn’t just a feature, but a commitment to ensuring safe passage, regardless of the terrain or conditions. 

In a time where city streets throb with an unending flow of vehicles and highways intertwine like vital arteries connecting distant landscapes, one unwavering truth remains - the imperative to guarantee safety at every turn. 

The evolution of automotive safety has come a long way since the invention of the seat belt, with the rewritten narrative of safe travel now comprising innovative features such as cutting-edge collision detection systems and blind spot monitoring, among others. 

As the heartbeat of progress and innovation echoes through every kilometre of tarmac, the Peugeot Landtrek has emerged as a worthy candidate for those in the pursuit of a bakkie that seamlessly blends technological prowess with the primal need for safety on the open road or when conquering rough terrain. 

“As a manufacturer with over 210 years of industry experience, Peugeot is synonymous with innovation, particularly in the realm of safety. And the Landtrek is no different,” says Deidre du Plessis, Head of Corporate Communications at Stellantis South Africa, Peugeot’s parent company. 

Gone are the days of double cab bakkies being mere workhorses with a few extra seats. These automotive stalwarts now boast several safety innovations and technologies that are on par with those found in SUVs. 

“Many have raised concerns about the stability of bakkies, particularly given their elevated ride heights and increased centres of gravity,” adds du Plessis. “The Landtrek confronts this challenge head-on with its cutting-edge Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). This innovative system is crafted to enhance stability by swiftly identifying and mitigating instances of traction loss, reassuring drivers of a more secure driving experience.” 

To this end, the system comprises three key functions, including reinforced traction in the form of a Traction Control System (TCS); Trailer-Sway Control, which engages the ESP as soon as it detects the swaying of a trailer when towing; and Hill Descent Control (HDC).

The Hill Descent Control is a must-have addition for those looking to tackle the great outdoors. It aids in the controlled descent of steep slopes, greatly improving manoeuvrability. This feature allows for precise, low-speed control over the vehicle’s path, providing drivers with the ease and confidence to conquer even the toughest of terrains. 

“Besides its six airbags, 360° 3D camera, and rear-view camera, the Landtrek also features a tyre deflation detection system that continuously informs the driver of events of pressure loss in one or more tyres directly on its 10” touchscreen,” explains du Plessis. “This is particularly beneficial for those looking to go off-road and helps drivers to maintain optimum tyre pressure for the perfect blend of traction and fuel consumption.”

In its bid to prevent accidents, bolster driver awareness, and enhance road safety, the Landtrek is also equipped with an Involuntary Line Crossing Alert (AFIL) system. By utilising a camera and sensors, the system is designed to detect the inadvertent crossing of longitudinal road surface markings. Should the system identify a situation it perceives as a decline in the driver’s attention or the vehicle’s speed surpasses 65km/h, it triggers both a visual and audible alert to notify the driver. 

Beyond mere functionality, Landtrek’s vehicle safety features augment the driving experience, instilling confidence along every kilometre covered. These attributes make the Landtrek more than just a bakkie: it’s a vehicle that embodies Peugeot’s unwavering commitment to safety that guarantees memorable journeys and makes it a reliable guardian on the quest for adventure.