The FIAT brand is preparing for the launch of its newest SUV in the Latin American market, blending the best combination of design and performance for its segment. FIAT Brazil has now released its first teaser, in addition to the vehicle’s silhouette, they also revealed its name: Fiat Fastback.
Designed by the Stellantis LATAM design studio, the Fiat Fastback Concept drew inspiration from the polarizing Fiat Toro compact pickup truck. The concept vehicle made headlines across the globe, instantly greenlighting the Fastback for the path of production. Known internally as “Project 376”, it’s been four years since the concept vehicle made its debut, mostly due to the pandemic.
In recent weeks, spy photos have surfaced online of the production version of the Fastback testing on public roads in Brazil. FIAT engineers have done a good job of trying to hide the Fastback’s coupe-like profile with heavy camouflage.
Judging the latest spy photos, it appears that Fastback will ditch the front-end styling shared with the Toro but instead will implement the front styling of the new Pulse. Most of the front-end, as well as the front doors, should be from the Pulse.
The prototype caught on roads recently, appear to be “VP” or fast feedback vehicles. This is the last stage of the validation process, just before a vehicle starts production. So it means we should see the final product very soon.
Over the next several weeks, FIAT will release more teasers of the all-new Fastback leading up to its unveiling. The Fastback is scheduled to reach dealers in the Brazilian marketplace in the second half of 2022.