"Now Rick, old boy, wouldn't you say it would be a grand idea for Captain Picard to drive around on a planet in a Jeep? That'd be perfectly in line with what we've learned about him as a character over the last decade, wouldn't it? Of course it would, have it written into the script immediately."
It may not be characteristic of the Picard we saw during TNG, but it is
very much the Picard of the films post GEN. For better or worse.