The new Peugeot ute has arrived, but don't expect to see it locally.
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The 2021 Peugeot Landtrek has launched overseas – following its initial unveiling in February – but there's little chance of the dual-cab ute making its way to Australia.

With the Peugeot ute only being built in left-hand drive, the vehicle is to be offered in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa initially, with other emerging markets receiving the model in the future.

The Landtrek was developed alongside the Chinese Kaicene K70 ute, and is powered by either a 1.9-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine producing 110kW/350Nm, or a 2.4-litre turbo petrol four with 154kW/320Nm.

Entry-level Landtreks send drive to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, though all-wheel-drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are available on the top-spec model.

While Australia and South Africa have a strong appetite for dual-cab utes of this size – and are both right-hand-drive markets – the Landtrek was never built with our design rules in mind. Australia implemented 'Euro 5' emissions regulations in 2009, but it's understood the Landtrek only meets 'Euro 4' standards.

A spokesperson for Peugeot Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice the model isn't bound for Australia.

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