Fiat Toro Volcano variant spied inside plant in Brazil
With Fiat gearing up for launch of the all new pick-up truck Toro in Q1 2016, the top end variant called Volcano was spied at Fiat Brazil’s Goiana, Pernambuco plant. Images have appeared drawing attention to the pick-up truck’s exterior makeup while engine lineup has also been detailed.
Fiat Toro Volcano variant is slated to come in with a 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine sporting automatic transmission and 4×4 drive system. Besides this Volcano variant, the Fiat Toro will also be seen in Precision and Freedom variants. Sales in Latin American markets are set to commence in February 2016 while sales in export markets will follow soon after.
On launch, Fiat Toro will take on the likes of Toyota HiLux, Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger in the compact pick-up truck segment. The entry level Fiat Toro will be powered by a 1.8 liter E.torQ engine which is expected to generate 140 PS and 196 Nm torque when powered by ethanol. Diesel engine will be in the form of a 2.0 liter turbo offering 170 PS power at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm toque at 1,750 rpm. The petrol engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels while its diesel counterpart is mated to a six speed manual gearbox and is offered in both front wheel and all wheel-drive layouts.
Fiat Toro is a luxury five seater double cab measuring 4,915mm in length. It has payload capacity of 1,000 kgs. The two base models sit on 16” wheels while the top end variant gets 18” wheels. Interiors are fitted with 5.0” touch screen display, GPS navigation, rear view camera and Bluetooth connectivity. Additional features include xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers and electric sunroof. No pricing details have been revealed as on date and will be disclosed closer to launch.