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    2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America
    Sales begin next month.
    FEB 13, 2020
    Anthony Karr
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    Last month, we saw Fiat working on a small pickup that we believed would carry the Mobi moniker. It turns out we were wrong as the Italian manufacturer has just presented the production model for South America and it’s wearing the Strada name.

    What looked like a weird boxy truck from the spy photos is actually a stylish little workhorse with obvious design connections to the larger Toro truck. The front end is prominent with a large Fiat lettering dominating the radiator grille. It’s flanked by a pair of sleek headlights with integrated LED daytime running strips.

    No interior photos are available at the moment but our colleagues from Motor1.com Brazil told us the cabin features components seen in other compact models from Fiat for the South American market, including the Toro, Argo, and Cronos. We also learned that the automaker plans to keep selling the previous generation Strada as a more affordable alternative for fleet customers.

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Little shot that this would ever make it Stateside, but still interesting to see what companies offer in other countries.

    That said, the idea of a "small" pick-up continues to be enticing to many customers. While the current raft of "small" pickups are really medium-sized (today's Colorado, Tacoma, etc) compared to the small trucks of old (the last generation Ranger), the idea of something in this category is still intriguing to me.

    The Strada likely occupies and evens smaller footprint (and unibody based, besides) than the old Ranger, but the idea still might have merit for those on a budget who want to buy new but not sacrifice functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Little shot that this would ever make it Stateside, but still interesting to see what companies offer in other countries.

    That said, the idea of a "small" pick-up continues to be enticing to many customers. While the current raft of "small" pickups are really medium-sized (today's Colorado, Tacoma, etc) compared to the small trucks of old (the last generation Ranger), the idea of something in this category is still intriguing to me.

    The Strada likely occupies and evens smaller footprint (and unibody based, besides) than the old Ranger, but the idea still might have merit for those on a budget who want to buy new but not sacrifice functionality.
    this looks something like the Hyundai concept they claim to be building but a size smaller
    IMHO a lifestyle LOW COST mini pickup like this could see some sales in the US market - look to the mini SUVs are selling like hotcakes right now

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Greetings from Brazil, Nadepalma.

    The Strada is a huge sales success over here and we export it to Mexico where it's sold as the RAM 700. However, the current generation was in a desperate need for an update, since it's essentially a facelifted version of the same Strada launched in 1999, which in turn is the pickup version of the Fiat Palio launched in 1996.

    But that's nothing, however, compared to the Chevrolet Montana built since 2010 whose underpinnings are from the 1994 Corsa!

    Denise Johnson who was the CEO of GM do Brasil at the time, decided to cut corners, so the second generation of the Montana was based on the Agile hatchback, which was based on the Corsa Classic, which in turn was based on the 1994 Corsa. This is quite sad, because the first generation Montana built from 2003 to 2010 was based on the 2002 Corsa and it was a much more solid and better looking pickup.

    Sorry for not posting the pictures. I'm not allowed to post the images due to my little number of posts so far.

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Ford is bringing a compact pickup to the US, to be assembled in Mexico. Expect it around 2022 as a 23.

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Ford is bringing a compact pickup to the US, to be assembled in Mexico. Expect it around 2022 as a 23.
    This is the one I'm waiting for, to see if it's any good or not.

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    I wonder if Subaru will re-introduce the 2002 Outback Baja?

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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    this looks something like the Hyundai concept they claim to be building but a size smaller
    IMHO a lifestyle LOW COST mini pickup like this could see some sales in the US market - look to the mini SUVs are selling like hotcakes right now
    My first impression as well. And yeah, this would be worth the risk IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by J.E View Post
    Greetings from Brazil, Nadepalma.

    The Strada is a huge sales success over here and we export it to Mexico where it's sold as the RAM 700. However, the current generation was in a desperate need for an update, since it's essentially a facelifted version of the same Strada launched in 1999, which in turn is the pickup version of the Fiat Palio launched in 1996.

    But that's nothing, however, compared to the Chevrolet Montana built since 2010 whose underpinnings are from the 1994 Corsa!

    Denise Johnson who was the CEO of GM do Brasil at the time, decided to cut corners, so the second generation of the Montana was based on the Agile hatchback, which was based on the Corsa Classic, which in turn was based on the 1994 Corsa. This is quite sad, because the first generation Montana built from 2003 to 2010 was based on the 2002 Corsa and it was a much more solid and better looking pickup.

    Sorry for not posting the pictures. I'm not allowed to post the images due to my little number of posts so far.
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    Re: 2021 Fiat Strada Debuts As A Tiny Truck For South America

    Honestly the tray is so small you;d be better off with a wagon


    At least then your load would be undercover
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Honestly the tray is so small you;d be better off with a wagon


    At least then your load would be undercover
    Other than those kinds of things that one would rather not be inside with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Other than those kinds of things that one would rather not be inside with you.
    Not to mention those bodies start to smell after a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Not to mention those bodies start to smell after a while.
    How many midget bodies do you think would fit in a wheelbarrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Honestly the tray is so small you;d be better off with a wagon


    At least then your load would be undercover
    that is the ISSUE with ANY "compact" pickup as EVERYBODY wants 4 door family cars when they should be 2 seaters with a "fair" tray like the FORD bantam / VW CADDY / Dodge Rampage
    I have thought that taking the TRAX and chopping it into a Montana 4X4 would get some sales in the USA + MX and be around the "right size" / "right capability" priced around 20K USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    that is the ISSUE with ANY "compact" pickup as EVERYBODY wants 4 door family cars when they should be 2 seaters with a "fair" tray like the FORD bantam / VW CADDY / Dodge Rampage
    I have thought that taking the TRAX and chopping it into a Montana 4X4 would get some sales in the USA + MX and be around the "right size" / "right capability" priced around 20K USD
    All I see is a Suzuki Mighty boy whenever i see something that useless

    At least with a proper Cab Chassis design you could remove the tub and put a proper tray on it to get more space

    But this chopping back of a hatchback or wagon/suv is the stupidest idea I can think of

    You cant fit anything in them might as well just get a wagon
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    All I see is a Suzuki Mighty boy whenever i see something that useless

    At least with a proper Cab Chassis design you could remove the tub and put a proper tray on it to get more space

    But this chopping back of a hatchback or wagon/suv is the stupidest idea I can think of

    You cant fit anything in them might as well just get a wagon
    You are talking about you.

    You are not talking about the hordes of people who would see the utility of this, who do not need a full size PUT bed and the big critter that hauls it around--around here you can rent a PUT from Lowe's or Home Depot or U-Haul for $20 for a couple of hours--and who like the "utility" and "off-road" look/image that such a vehicle conveys.

    How many people who have full size PUTs haul a pile of crap in them regularly? Very few, those are essentially cars, the cars of the '60s that had big V-8s, weighed two to three tons, sat six comfortably...
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