The Fiat Toro is currently being sold in Brazil as a unibody pickup truck or “ute.” It packs a 170-horsepower, 2.0-liter Multijet diesel or a 140-horsepower 1.8-liter flex-fuel gas engine. A six-speed manual (diesel only) or automatic are available. I’m surprised a nine-speed isn’t available, but vehicles sold in different countries may be using outdated components.
Check out this Fiat Toro story (Fiat Toro is for Brazil only!)
Current speculation is that the Fiat Toro is being considered to become a baby Ram. Something to compete against the Honda Ridgeline and a vehicle that will slot in beneath the base Ram 1500.
Its payload of 650 kilograms comes out to 1,433 lbs – which is pretty good. Base prices in Brazil start in the low $20,000 zone. All-wheel drive is available, but the system used is somewhat of a mystery.
Looking at the Fiat Toro, it looks like a brother to the Jeep Cherokee, and its wheelbase and front end design are pretty close to the Jeep. What if this were a second Jeep Pickup possibility? FCA is known for mixing the blood a bit, this could be a vehicle that spans more than one nameplate.
This sighting yielded some nice spy photos from our friend Eric K. in Michigan. There have been dozens of sightings and several people have wondered what FCA is up to. The Fiat Toro was spotted on the Chrysler testing grounds, too.
What do you think? Is FCA putting Honda on notice? Is this a vehicle you would consider driving?
Speaking of the Honda Ridgeline…