Fiat Brazil has taken the wraps off the Toro double cab pickup truck which has been developed primarily for Latin America markets and is believed to be based on the Jeep Renegade, although we are still waiting on a confirmation on that. The utilitarian vehicle adopts an interesting design, especially at the front with those very slim lighting clusters which remind us of the Jeep Cherokee while the prominent grille and the underbody protection give the vehicle an imposing appearance.
It’s 4915 mm long and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 kg while on the inside there’s room enough for five adults, although photos of the cabin are not available at this point. We do know that it’s going to be manufactured in Brazil at the Pernambuco factory and will be available in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.
In terms of engines, the Fiat Toro will get a 1.8 16v E-Torq Flex engine that works only with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a 4x2 setup. A more obvious choice is the 2.0 16v Multijet turbodiesel especially since it gives you the freedom to choose between a 4x2 and a 4x4 layout. This motor can be teamed up to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic while the 9-speed auto can be had exclusively with the 4x4 setup.
Fiat says the Toro will be available with the latest iteration of the Uconnect infotainment system featuring a 5-inch touchscreen display and access to GPS navigation, Bluetooth and there’s even a rearview camera. At an additional cost, clients will be able to order the double cab pickup truck with an electric sunroof, xenon headlights, light and rain sensors, partial leather upholstery and an upgraded audio system featuring a subwoofer. The top-of-the range Toro will get 18-inch alloy wheels, dual zone automatic climate control system, a very useful Hill Descent Control system and also an off-road suspension.
It should go on sale in Latin America before the end of this year while details concerning an expanded availability in other countries are not available at this point.