E he commercial launch of the unprecedented pickup is scheduled for Fiat next October . This is the so-called Project 226, which will be manufactured in Brazil for the entire region, which hit the market to be above Strada although halfway of the greatest products like Hilux or Ranger and as its release date approaches, begin to know more details.
This time the information comes from sources linked to the brand, which in dialogue with the Brazilian publication Carplace indicated that a mechanical level, the pickup will be offered with independent rear suspension B-Link and two propellers.
In its most powerful version will feature 9-speed automatic transmission and traction 4 × 4.
One will be an 1.8 liters that will be associated with a manual transmission, and a turbodiesel to block 2.0L , which only combine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, borrowed from the Jeep Renegade, model with which it will share assembly lines in the new Brazilian plant FCA Goiana Pernambuco.
The platform Project 226 is derived from the Jeep Renegade, but only in the front, as they ensure that entire rear half is specific to this model development . The same source says that the ride comfort is one of his most outstanding qualities thanks to its independent rear suspension, will own more dynamic behavior of a passenger car, despite its payload of 1 ton .
will have a length of about five meters and will be located right in the middle of the small pick-up products derived from Segment B as in the case of Strada pick-up and large, which share its configuration separate chassis body.
Under the hood will not have many differences from the Jeep Renegade, as the block E.torQ 1.8 liter shall provide a power of some 130 hp while The 2.0-liter turbodiesel Multijet will close the configuration 170 horsepower . The smaller engine will be associated with a manual five-speed transmission and a more powerful 9-speed automatic and 4-wheel drive .
It is known that his aesthetic derived from prototype FCC4 shown last year, but have not yet released official images of the production model.