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FIAT Officially Announces The Name For Its New “Project 376” Vehicle For LATAM!

Fastback Name Will Make It Into Production...

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

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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.

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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.

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Fiat lovers in North America shouldn't get too excited about this new fastback. While the video tease gives us a hint it will be drop dead gorgeous, it will be based on the mini based Pulse platform and not the larger SUSW which frames the original Fastback Concept.

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Fiat lovers in North America shouldn't get too excited about this new fastback. While the video tease gives us a hint it will be drop dead gorgeous, it will be based on the mini based Pulse platform and not the larger SUSW which frames the original Fastback Concept.

Many of the design queues in the concept ring of Vision Airflow. I can't see FIAT in the U.S. or CAN markets in the future for anything that a special edition vehicle or halo car sold at NA (old Chrysler) showrooms.
While the 500X is a decent vehicle, the styling is just not winning enough hearts(inside or out) even though it is popular globally.

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IMO, the Fiat 500X is poorly executed in North America. It is a tall hatch be pawned off as an SUV. If the hybrid options were to be offered here it would be selling better. (The plugin hybrid system isn't offered anywhere, but it is offered on its line mates elsewhere.) Fiat management claims the boutique marketing method is still viable in a few American cities. I think they mean California. I still believe Stellantis should populate their car sharing service with the new Fiat 500e and whichever future electricfied Fiat products they wish to sell here. Fiat USA can then create a "black market" situation where any CDJR dealer who qualifies can order and service the new Fiats as well as former fleet ones. Then tell people how to get one on the internet. Let Fiat become the forbidden fruit of EVs.

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Pretty impressive. Indeed I’d go so far as suggest Chrysler designers take notes on this one. How come a similar design looks so bold and impressive on the Fiat and the Chrysler Airflow, although showing some nice touches, falls flat in comparison. Thank goodness the Airflow is just a concept, it just does not break new design heights or make me lust after it. The big downer for me is all electric. The curtains of truth and reality on electrics are being drawn away and the all in electric future is falling apart. Give me gas power please.

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