Toro – an Italian name meaning “bull”, is the latest model Fiat has been working on and which is expected to come with lots of reasons why buyers should at least wait for it. Despite the Turin-based automaker having a reputation for building for constructing retro-inspired, and often dainty city cars, the new 2017 Fiat Toro which is primarily intended for the Brazilian market is indeed a masterpiece of creativity and innovation. Its release should be expected in January 2017 if at all media reports are anything to go by.
Thanks in part to the slender headlights, styling cues, and hexagonal grille, the new truck now packs more ruggedness than any other vehicle ever built by Fiat. It compares similarly to the FCC4 concept that was presented sometime back in most facet of its construction. Although they differ in terms of designs and mechanical underpinnings.
From the body works that include a sharply lower bumper, alloy wheels, and a roof rack, seen in the pictures circulating in the social media platforms, it is undoubtedly going to be a well-equipped vehicle that might leave its competitors in stitches once available.
In terms of dimensions, the vehicle stretches 193” long which represents about 26” more than the 2017 Jeep Renegade or 19” less than the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. In terms of competition, both the 2017 Ford Ranger and the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado come close. The latter comes with a variety of features and strengths that are either more superior or inferior depending on your priorities, they include a strong set of engines offered with either manual or automatic transmission systems, a variety of body styles and both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
The 2017 Ford Ranger, on the other side, is a very capable truck that offers better utilities and luxurious amenities. Space and high-tech features are the main features that endear many people to it.
Engine Specs – 2017 Ford Toro
At the time of this writing, Fiat hasn’t yet revealed what lies beneath its skin, but reports published by Brazilian media outlets allege the all-new 2017 Fiat Toro will comes with riding on the same platform as the Jeep Renegade. To this end, though, we have reports that allege the new 2017 Toro base model will feature a 1.8L E-Torq four-cylinder engine that can run on either ethanol or gasoline. The former fuel is growing in popularity in Brazil and shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The four-banger according to Fiat, comes mated to a six-cylinder automatic transmission which then forwards the 138-hp produced to the front wheels. Additionally, for those who want a little bit of a power bump, there is the 170-hp producing four-cylinder 2.0L turbodiesel engine to satisfy their insatiable power demands at least to some extent. Also, the six-speed transmission system is standard, as is the front wheel drive. However, for buyers who want to go off the unbeaten path, there is the AWD system available for an extra.
According to Fiat, 2,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity the new 2017 Fiat Toro will offer regardless of the powertrain offered. Additionally, credible reports place its top speed at 120 mph, and 0-60 mph acceleration at 10.0 seconds.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Spy Shots – 2017 Fiat Toro
Some of the standard features we should expect from the redesigned 2017 Fiat Toro include two-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, auxiliary audio jack, daytime running lights, power windows, a rearview wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a four-way power driver seat, rearview camera, cruise control, and fold-up rear seats.
Standalone options bundled in various packages include projector-style headlights, a rear window projector, driver and front passenger power lumbar adjustment, heated mirrors, remote start, distinctive LED daytime running lights, dark-tinted 17-inch wheels, hill descent control, cloth/leatherette upholstery, seven-speaker Bose sound system, black badges, al-terrain tires, and a dual-mode sport exhaust.
On the safety front, expect – crash automatic notification, lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, full-length side impact airbags, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, trailer sway control, and remote locking.
Price & 2017 Fiat Toro Release Date
The window sticker according to online reports will feature an MSRP starting from $35,000, while its release is rumored to be in January 2017.
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