Fiat has officially pulled the covers from its new pickup model, called the Toro, which is destined to serve the carmaker in emerging markets throughout South America and possibly Europe.
However, besides a teaser image earlier in the month, the Italian carmaker has continued its 'cone of silence' on the new model, releasing just a single image of the pickup from a front-on view (above).
No interior shots or rear-end pics have been released in an official capacity, but details on the pickup’s mechanical features appear to have leaked through the US press.
At least three Toro variants will be available, called the Urban, Country and Adrenaline, in both 2WD and 4WD matched with a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. Six-speed manual models are also available.
A 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine is the powerplant of choice for the majority of the Toro range, while a 1.8 litre petrol engine will serve entry-level models.
Inside, there’s seating for five and a healthy list of standard features including Bluetooth, Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnent infotainment system with voice commands, standard air conditioning, trip computer, power windows and remote central locking.
Safety features include hill-start assist, side curtain airbags, ABS and brake-force distribution, Isofix child seat mountings, electronic rollover control, rear parking sensors and daytime running lights - depending on the model.
For 4WD models, a selector allows the driver to choose between five terrain modes (pictured above, as it appears in the Jeep Grand Cherokee).
Fiat has previously revealed that the Toro will be 4915mm long with a one tonne load-carrying capacity. Previously, it was believed the Toro would be based on the Mitsubishi Triton, but reports now indicate that an extended version of the Jeep Renegade platform may be used instead.
Production is expected to be limited to left-hand-drive, thus ruling out a debut in the Australian market.
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