When we are speaking about the pickup trucks an instant association is on the full-size models which dominate the sales in the US and mid-size trucks that enjoy greater popularity outside the States. However, the Fiat Toro is another successful pickup truck form which became an instant hit after the 2017 launch in Brazil. In some markets, this truck is being sold as the Ram 1000 and there were speculations about its launch in the US. However, that won’t likely happen as FCA should return the mid-size model to the US as this kind of truck has better perspective there.
Still, the Toro is selling well especially in Brazil where more than 100, 000 examples found their owners in first two years after the debut. The model has continued well in 2019 with the market share close to 30 percent. Fiat has updated this well-equipped model annually but the 2020 Fiat Toro will go on the market in the refreshed form.
For the 2020 model year, the Toro gets some styling updates combined with the technological improvements. There is also more standard and available equipment. The base Endurance model will be available with two new options including a 1.8-liter Flex engine with manual gearbox and turbodiesel with the 9-speed automatic. The model benefits also from the improved infotainment system. The trim range counts four again but there is a new S-Design package. The new Ultra trim should also appear later. The color palette gets also three new shades.
2020 Fiat Toro: Design
The 2020 Fiat Toro enters the new model year with a few styling updates. The most notable new feature is a bumper with overbumper while the rest of the truck’s sheet metal and styling elements remain the same.
Other updates for the new model year include three new colors including Deep Brown, Jazz Blue and Billet Silver. There is also a new S-Design package which follows the trend of the dark-themed exterior and interior. The package adds adhesive stripes on the hood and tailgate. The darkened badges, door handles, upper grille, wheels and more are also the part of the package.
Inside the cabin, the new Toro has kept everting in the same place but there are some important improvements.
For the new model year, the Toro benefits from the upgraded infotainment system. Above the base version, the models will come with the 7-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play, Android Auto and TomTom navigation. The new system has simple an intuitive interface and fast response.
The newly added S-Design package brings also the dark-theme into the cabin. The model treated with this package comes with the unique seat covers and the steering wheel and door panels are padded with black, stitched leather. This package adds also Gray and Matte Black trim accents.
The model returns with the same trim range including Endurance, Freedom, Volcano, and Ranch. There should appear a new Ultra trim in the coming months with the hard cargo bed cover.
2020 Fiat Toro: Powertrains
The 2020 Fiat Toro continues the journey on the Small Wide 4×4 platform used also in on the Jeep Compass and Renegade. The range of available engines is also the same but the base model can now be had with the turbodiesel and 9-speed automatic transmission and 1.8-liter Flex engine with the manual gearbox.
A 1.8-liter EtorQ Flex I4 petrol/ethanol engine delivers 135-139 hp while a 2.4-liter Tigershark II I4 petrol-ethanol unit provides 174-185 hp. Buyers can also pick a 2.0-liter Multijet II I4 turbodiesel producing 170 hp. Matching the number of engines is three transmissions including 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 9-speed automatic.
The turbodiesel engine will be available in all trims while the Ultra model which should join later in the year will be powered by the turbodiesel engine exclusively and paired with the four-wheel drive.
2020 Fiat Toro: Release, Price
The 2020 Fiat Toro will again be available in the South Amerika and the Ultra trim should join by the end of the year. The base Toro Endurance with 1.8-liter Flex engine will cost from 92, 990 Brazilian Real or around $24, 400. The current range-topping Ranch trim equipped with the turbodiesel engine will stay 159, 990 Brazilian Real or around $42, 000.