At the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, the global head of design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ralph Gilles, made a comment that sent some mixed signals to Fiat enthusiasts about the 2017 Toro.
Gilles shared an image of the upgraded Toro and said, “You’re going to be seeing more from Fiat on the truck side, especially.”
This comment implies that the Toro will begin sales in the U.S., but, unfortunately, Gilles shared another statement on Twitter a few hours later that proved this assumption to be false: “I must clear something up from this morning #MAMA I meant I Love the new 2017 #Fiat Toro sold in Latin America, no plans to sell in the U.S.”
Even though there are no immediate plans to sell 2017 Fiat Toro in the United States, it’s still interesting to see how it stacks up against the midsize models that are available here.
Learn More About Latin America’s 2017 Fiat Toro
Introduced in Latin America in 2016 as a replacement for the Fiat Strada, the Toro is placed on the same platform as the Jeep Compass and Renegade. The compact bed, split-center tailgate, and two rows of seating combine to offer the ultimate combination of space and utility.
Currently, Fiat only offers four vehicles in the U.S.:
- 124 Spider roadster
- 500L five-door hatchback
- 500X crossover
- 500 minicar
Although it has been confirmed the Toro will not be coming to the United States, enthusiasts continue to hope for a midsize pickup to be added to the lineup.
Wait Patiently for the Toro Behind the Wheel of the Fiat 500X
Although Americans don’t yet have access to the Toro, Fiat offers another highly capable, spacious vehicle—the 2017 Fiat 500X. This bold crossover conforms to your personal style with five available trims, while also providing the functionality you need with enhanced space, capability, and driver-centric features.
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