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Following on from an unintended leak, the 2016 Fiat Toro pick-up truck has finally (and officially) showed its face to the motoring world. Set to be launched in South America early next year, the new double-cab pick-up truck is reported to be based on a Jeep Renegade and will represent Fiat’s offensive against the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger and whatnot.

While exact details of the unibody pick-up truck remain scarce for now, Fiat has stated that it will measure in at 4,915 mm lengthwise and provide enough space for five occupants “with the comfort of a luxury car.” Under the bonnet, the Brazilian-spec 2016 Fiat Toro will be offered with either a 1.8 litre E.torQ flex fuel engine with 138 hp or a 2.0 litre Multijet turbodiesel mill with 170 hp.

The former option is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and a 4×2 (FWD) setup while the diesel engine gets either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic gearbox – the latter transmission is only offered with a 4×4 setup while the manual can be had in conjunction with either a 4×2 or 4×4 setup.

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Three trim levels will be offered to customers – Urban, Adrenaline and Country. The base Urban variant (likely the model pictured right above) is expected to receive only 16-inch wheels and the flex fuel engine while the mid-tier Adrenaline is offered with the diesel and six-speed auto. Finally, the range-topping Country model (likely pictured at the top) will be exclusively offered with the diesel and 4×4 setup.

Inside, the Fiat Toro is expected to feature the latest iteration of the uConnect infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen display screen, GPS navigation, a reverse camera and Bluetooth connectivity. Optional equipment – possibly standard on the Country variant – include an electric sunroof, partial leather upholstery, auto xenon headlights, an upgraded sound system as well as rain-sensing wipers.

The flagship variant will also be equipped with 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control system, off-road suspension, Hill Descent Control and more. Also, it should arrive on the scene with LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, faux aluminium body cladding and chrome accents as standard.