As per the latest industry buzz, the FCA is set to come up with a new large SUV which is modeled on popular Fiat Toro pickup truck platform. The company is likely to target the South American market for its launch and after that, it may be released in other countries. This will give Fiat some foothold in fiercely competitive large SUIV segment.
Fiat Toro 7-Seater SUV – Design:
There are some rumors on the upcoming Fiat SUV based on Toro Truck that has appeared online. It is likely to be a large SUV with 7 seating setup. The front fascia will be inspired by the rugged styling of the truck. However, it will not be based on the company’s popular model Jeep Cherokee. While the company has been tight-lipped, industry veteran says this model may eventually be the successor of Fiat Freemont. It may come in a number of trim choices.
The cabin of the upcoming Fiat Toro SUV will be elegant and spacious. The FCA will deploy a number of passenger amenities in the cabin including climate control and latest entertainment options. The cabin may get ambient lighting setup with dual or triple zone auto climate control.
Safety and Infotainment Features:
The safety and infotainment features in the Fiat Toro are also expected to be top notch. This is natural given the fact rivals have paid attention to these aspects of late. It is likely to be equipped with a mid or large sized touch screen display which will be used to control features of UConnect infotainment system. It is likely that there will be support for USB, Bluetooth, GPS, and also a Navigation.
The SUV will also be packed with safety features like multiple airbags, traction control, rear vision camera, lane departure warning and parking sensors.
The FCA is yet to declare anything officially on the power train of the Fiat Toro. However, it is likely to be fitted with 1.8-litre E.torQ-flex engine or 2.0-litre Multijet diesel unit those are sued in the truck. The Fiat may change the output of the engines for the SUV and focus may be given on fuel efficacy. The towing capacity is not known. The engines may be clubbed with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Date of Release and Price:
No exact release date is known about the upcoming Fiat SUV based on Toro pickup truck. It could be released either in late 2017 over early 2018. The pricing information is not known but it is expected to be reasonably priced.
Despite the lack of details on the upcoming Fiat Toro from FCA, the buzz is growing strong with time. The SUV is likely to be well accepted by buyers given the popularity of the pickup truck it is based on. However, the FCA should price it competitively. Furthermore, the new SUV Fiat Toro will lock horn with rivals like Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.