Fiat announced the release of a new pickup truckFebruary 13, 2020
Last month, we saw Fiat working on a small pickup truck that will be nicknamed Mobi. It turns out we were wrong, as the Italian manufacturer has just introduced a production model for South America and is called Strada.
What looked like a weird square truck in spy photos is actually a stylish little workhorse with obvious designer connections to the big Toro truck. The front is made with a large Fiat lettering that dominates the grille. It is surrounded by a pair of elegant headlights with integrated LED daylight stripes.
There are currently no interior photos, but our colleagues told us about the interior details presented in other compact Fiat models for the South American market, including Toro, Argo and Cronos. We also learned that the automaker plans to continue selling the previous generation Strada as a more affordable alternative to fleet customers.
Speaking of fleet customers, Fiat will also offer the new Strada with its old and reliable 1.4-liter gasoline engine. A more modern and efficient 1.3-liter unit will also be available, and both are linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. At some point in the future, the brand will also introduce new 1.0- and 1.3-liter turbocharged turbo engines, as well as a CVT transmission.
Do not expect to see the new Strada in the United States – the small truck was designed specifically for the markets of South America, where it should be available for orders starting next month. The chances of seeing him outside the continent are extremely small.
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