The Fiat Toro is one of the quirkiest pickup trucks on the market and we’re mostly thinking why Fiat hasn’t made it available worldwide – especially following the updates it received at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show.
The Toro, in all its audacity, is actually featured on the same architecture as the subcompact Jeep Renegade, so it’s actually capable of receiving a wide variety of powertrains from within the group. For Brazil, the Toro will be adding a 2.4-liter MultiAir that will also be locally produced starting 2017. The four-cylinder unit gets 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque when running on ethanol, a very popular fuel mix in South America. Fiat has also added a Start & Stop to ensure some fuel savings.
Alongside the new engine option, the Sao Paulo Motor Show also brought the menacing Toro Black Jack edition, which has goodies associated with the engine – such as a tire pressure monitor, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as its own features: LED daytime running lights, an upgrade to 17-inch alloys, black accents to compliment the exterior in the cabin, as well as leather seats with the Black Jack logo. And of course a totally blacked-out exterior – badges included.