While we normally associate utes with Australia, Fiat has unveiled the new Strada Sporting for Brazil.

While we normally associate utes with Australia, Fiat has unveiled the new Strada Sporting for Brazil.

Based on the Strada Extended Cab, the Sporting features tinted headlights, body-color fender flares, dark titanium accents and exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, there's gloss black trim, a leather steering wheel (with red stitching) and rubber-studded aluminum pedals. For more flavor, options include a sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, and a premium audio system.

Under the hood, power comes from a flex-fuel 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 130 hp (97 kW / 132 PS) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. While that doesn't sound terribly exciting, Fiat optimized the five-speed manual transmission and recalibrated the suspension for better handling.

The truck will go on sale early next year with a base price of $46,270 BRL ($27,580 USD / €20,820).

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