Despite suggestions from global design chief Ralph Gilles, fans hoping that FCA would launch the Fiat Toro pickup truck in the U.S. are bound for disappointment.
During his appearance at the Chicago Auto Show, Gilles presented an image of the new Toro and told members of the audience “You’re going to be seeing more from Fiat on the truck side, especially.”
However, Gilles later clarified via Twitter that while he was a big fan of the Toro, there are no plans to introduce the pickup in the United States.
Underpinned by a global platform that it shares with the Jeep Renegade and Compass, the Toro is a metric-ton pickup with a unibody frame. The truck offers optional 1.8-liter and 2.4-liter gasoline engines as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine and includes two rows of seating and a compact bed that offers 29 cu.ft of space.
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