An independent car renderer that goes by the name of "The Really Johnny" has decided to convert the Fiat Toro pickup into an SUV.

An independent car renderer that goes by the name of "The Really Johnny" has decided to convert the Fiat Toro pickup into an SUV.

Essentially a rebadged Dodge Journey, the seven-seater Fiat Freemont has been on sale for more than four years, so FCA is probably working on a replacement for 2016 or 2017, at the latest. One plausible solution is an SUV conversion of the recently introduced 4.91-meter long Fiat Toro double cab pickup truck which is believed to be based on the Jeep Renegade that uses FCA's small wide 4x4 architecture.

As a reminder, the Toro utilitarian vehicle is being assembled at the Pernambuco factory in Brazil and will go on sale before the end of the year with a choice of a 1.8 16v E-Torq Flex engine and a 2.0 16v Multijet turbodiesel, with the latter being optionally offered with a 4x4 layout and a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

If there's going to be a new Freemont based on the Toro, it will likely have a longer wheelbase to accommodate the two rearmost seats which will likely be optional as they are on the current model. Until then, the Toro pickup will try to grab customers in the commercial segment in Latin America where the Renault Duster Oroch recently joined the party.

Source: noticiasautomotivas.br

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