As Ford’s all-new Maverick pickup is making headlines here in the States, the FIAT brand is celebrating that it has sold more than 300,000 units in the Brazilian market. While 300,000 units might seem like many sales for the U.S. marketplace, it is very impressive elsewhere in the world. The pickup market has continued to grow rapidly and is now the hottest segment in the Brazilian market.
Toro created the compact uni-body four-door pickup segment. Since then, Toro continues to break sales records year after year. With 85.2% of the C-segment market share and 19.4% among all pickup trucks in Brazil, the Toro continues to be the second best-selling pickup in the market behind FIAT’s own sub-compact Strada. It shows the demand for a small garage-able pickup, based more on an everyday urban commute and weekend adventures is not something new.
With the ability to carry five people and a one-ton load, the Toro offers versatility, technology, and pleasing buyers of different needs and interests. Toro has also conquered the Brazilian consumer by becoming a reference in design, winning numerous national and international awards.
For 2022, the Toro undergoes an updated exterior appearance and a completely renovated interior. There is a new turbocharged 1.3-liter GSE-T4 inline-four-cylinder engine option with 185 horsepower and 270 Nm (200 ft.-lbs.) of torque.
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. The 2.0-liter delivers 170 horsepower and 35.7 kgfm (258 ft.-lbs) of torque.
The 2.0-liter turbo-diesel is available across the lineup for 2022.
The addition of a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen will be available on Ranch and Ultra models. The 10.1-inch Uconnect system is displayed vertically, similar to the Ram 1500’s 12-inch display. The new information system joins the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 system that made its debut this past year on the Toro. There is also now in-vehicle WiFi made possible by the partnership with TIM Brasil, a leader in 4G coverage and with the largest Internet of Things (IoT) network in the country.
The new 2022 Fiat Toro introduces a number of new technologies to the lineup. New Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and automatic headlight switching, driver assistance equipment that offers more driving comfort and, mainly, safety for the driver and passengers. The addition of new LED headlamps, which improve headlight performance by 30%.
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