Fiat in South America has published a single image of its new Strada ahead of the small bakkie’s launch on that continent in March 2020.
Judging by the image, this latest version of the little pick-up, which will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Saveiro and Renault Duster-based Oroch and slot in below the Toro, will be offered in full double-cab guise, with single-cab variants surely also on the cards.
Fiat’s Brazilian press site contains very little information about the new bakkie, with the image accompanied only by a promise the Strada’s “design and technology” that will again “revolutionise the segment”.
According to Motor1.com’s Brazilian arm, however, Fiat will offer the new small bakkie with a choice of powerplants, including a naturally aspirated 1,4-litre petrol engine, a newer 1,3-litre unit and eventually also turbocharged mills.
While South Africa’s half-tonne bakkie segment currently features just a single contender – the locally built Nissan NP200 – we don’t expect to see the new Strada on local soil. From what we understand, it will again be built exclusively in left-hand-drive guise for South America…