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FIAT Brazil Launches Toro Pickup For 2021 Model Year:

Compact Truck Using Ram 1500 Lineup Themes...

Since it was launched in Brazil four years ago, the Fiat Toro (also known as the Ram 1000 in certain markets) created the concept of the Sport Utility Pickup (SUP) by combining the robustness of a pickup truck with the comfort and handling of an SUV. Unlike vehicles like the Chevrolet Avalanche, the Fiat Toro utilizes the unibody architecture shared with smaller vehicles like the Jeep® Renegade and Compass

2021 Fiat Toro Ranch 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (FIAT Brazil).

For 2021, the FIAT brand is strengthening the Toro’s attributes in connectivity, functionality, and safety allowing it to remain the most desired vehicle in its segment. Among the new features is the introduction of the 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system using the new Uconnect 5 software. The new system will bring features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto with wireless projection (wireless) into the compact pickup market. With a high definition of 1280 x 768 pixels, the system works with a 2,100 GHz CPU for fast data processing. With 16 GB internal memory for information storage, it works with fast 2 GB RAM. The system was fully developed by FCA, which significantly improved the user experience with the vehicle, making smartphone functions more practical:

  • Navigation via Waze and Google Maps
  • Music (Streaming | MP3)
  • Voice recognition (Siri | Google Voice)
  • Reading and replying to a “handsfree” message for SMS and WhatsApp, for example
  • Calendar integration
2021 Fiat Toro’s New 7-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen Featuring Uconnect 5 Software. (Fiat Brazil).

The new 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen system is standard on the Freedom (mid-trim-level) and up.

The 2021 model year of the Fiat Toro also arrives with an important evolution in terms of safety in the high-end versions, Ranch and Ultra, which now have side airbags, curtain, and for the driver’s knees, totaling seven inflatable bags to further protect plus the driver and passengers. The popular Volcano model also gets leather seats as a standard feature for 2021.

With a load capacity of up to 1,000 kg (or 2,205 lbs), the Toro’s “bucket” (or bed) now has light with a new positioning in the compartment to privilege lighting with the closed cover. 

A COMPLETE LINEUP:

The Fiat Toro was notable for presenting, within the universe of pickups, one of the most complete and equipped lines on the market.

2021 Fiat Toro Endurance 1.8 Flex MT5. (FIAT Brazil).

Starting with the Endurance model, a 1.8-liter FLEX inline-four-cylinder and 5-speed manual transmission are standard. The FLEX engine puts out about 133 horsepower and 137 lb.-ft of torque. Other standard features include 16-inch wheels wrapped with 215/65 tires, rear window protection rail and sanatorium (exclusive to this configuration), a key with remote control, air-conditioning, electric-assisted steering, power windows, power locks, electronic traction and stability controls, hill rollback assist, and a “bucket” protector. Endurance models can also be equipped with an optional 6-speed automatic from Aisin. There is also an optional 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo-diesel four-cylinder mated to a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic. The diesel models add four-wheel-drive (4×4), hill descent control (HDC), a crankcase protector, and an integrated front bumper skid plate.

2021 Fiat Toro Freedom 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (FIAT Brazil).

The mid-level Freedom model also includes the standard 1.8-liter FLEX inline-four-cylinder, however, the Aisin 6-speed automatic is standard. Freedom models come standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, voice recognition control, dual-zone air condition, a front central armrest with storage compartment, longitudinal bars on the roof, fog lights with cornering system, power mirrors with a tilt-down feature, 16-inch aluminum wheels with 215/65 tires, and rear parking sensors with reverse camera. The 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo-diesel is also available with the 9-speed automatic and comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels and 225/65 ATR on and off-road tires with that configuration. 

2021 Fiat Toro Volcano 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (FIAT Brazil).

The popular Volcano model now comes standard with the leather seats, a 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) gauge cluster screen, 8-way power driver seats, under the passenger seat storage, refrigerated storage compartment and cup holder, headlamps with daytime running lights (DRL), Keyless Entry N’ Go, remote start, an electrochromic interior mirror, power exterior mirrors with tilt-down, folding, and lighting features, 18-inch aluminum wheels with 225/60 tires, and night time/rain sensors. The 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel with 9-speed automatic and 4×4 is standard on Volcano models.

Following in the footsteps of its corporate cousin, the Ram 1500, there are two luxury options for the 2021 Fiat Toro (Ranch and Ultra). Both models feature the 170 horsepower 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel and ZF 9-speed automatic with 4×4. 

2021 Fiat Toro Ranch 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (FIAT Brazil).

Ranch models feature a differentiated finish, with exclusive brown leather seats, painted-match bezels, steering wheel, and door handles. A rear window protection bar, a removable rear trailer hitch, darkened interior, and chrome-accented front and rear bumpers complete the look. Unique TFT graphics and fronts also help to separate the Ranch model from the rest of the lineup. 

2021 Fiat Toro Ultra 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (Fiat Brazil).

The luxurious Ultra model adds a dynamic cover and offers even more security for the content placed in the bucket. The cover features better weather sealing, brand logos, and darkened acronyms. The cover is removable for those who want to load the bucket with larger objects. Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels and a darkened themed interior with black leather-wrapped seats with Ultra embroidery help set the Ultra model apart.

2021 Fiat Toro Freedom S-Design 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4. (FIAT Brazil).

As for special edition models, the Freedom S-Design appearance package will return for the 2021 model year. The darkened themed model follows hints from the Ram Night Edition models and includes… 

  • Central Rear Armrest with Cup Holder 
  • Santantonium
  • Gray Painted Exterior Mirrors, Upper Grille, and Roof Bars
  • Black Side Sills
  • Darkened Themed Interior
  • Dark Interior Bezels
  • Black Leather Seats with Black Stitching
  • Black Leather Wrapped Door Panel Inserts
  • Black Badging
  • Black Driver Side Strip on Hood and Rear Bucket Cover

When it comes to pricing of Fiat’s SUP offering, the price may shock you. Pricing for the 2021 Fiat Toro, looks like this…

Endurance 1.8 Flex MT5 – R $ 99,990 (or about $21,103.75 USD*)

Endurance 1.8 Flex AT6 – R $ 105,990 (or about $21,310.10 USD*)

Freedom 1.8 Flex AT6 – R $ 117,990 (or about $23,722.79 USD*)

Endurance 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4 – R $ 137,990 (or about $27,743.94 USD*)

Freedom 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4 – R $ 149,990 (or about $30,156.63 USD*)

Volcano 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4 – R $ 162,690 (or about $32,710.06 USD*)

Ranch 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4 – R $ 169,990 (or about $34,177.78 USD*)

Ultra 2.0 Diesel AT9 4×4 – R $ 171,990 (or about $34,579.90 USD*)

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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