New Fiat "Toro" 4-Door Pickup Looks Like the Jeep Cherokee

New Fiat "Toro" 4-Door Pickup Looks Like the Jeep Cherokee 3 photos
Photo: Journal do Carro
New Fiat "Toro" 4-Door Pickup Looks Like the Jeep CherokeeNew Fiat "Toro" 4-Door Pickup Looks Like the Jeep Cherokee
You know how some women say "I'm nothing like my mother," even though they clearly are? Well, this Fiat pickup truck suffers from that syndrome, as its front end looks exactly like the Jeep Cherokee.
Very little is know about the vehicle, but Fiat's 5-year plan did talk about the arrival of a pickup in Latin America. Could this be a rival for the Renault Duster Oroch? It could, and the distinctive styling may help it compete.

According to Denis Barbier, Renault's Senior Vice President of the Americas Region, nearly one million of these pickups are sold every year.

These couple of photos we received from Journal do Carro show the yet unnamed Fiat model in the final stages of assembly. The front end design is unmistakably inspired by the Jeep Cherokee, as the headlights are very thin and hug the line of the hood. Below that, it pulls a Nissan Juke on us with much larger and rounder lights.

If the fans come and add the Pontiac Aztec or the Citroen C4 Picasso, this could transform into a discussion about originality. However, we'd be satisfied if Fiat only admits there's a family resemblance.

Many names have been circulating, but the most common one is "Toro". We don't yet know if the mystery truck is a direct replacement for the Strada, but it's undeniably cool. FCA factories in Brazil will start production in February 2016, but the debut could come even sooner.

The Toro will reportedly have the same engine as the Jeep Renegade compact crossover. Unless we're mistaken, that means a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated unit with flex-fuel capabilities. Although it promises to deliver plenty of cabin space, it will be smaller than the Ford Ranger truck. Another difference is that there's no separate chassis, so it might not be great at going off-road.

Just like the Duster Oroch, the pickup bed will be able to carry 850 liters and towing capacity will be 1 ton.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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