2017 – FIAT TORO FREEDOM FLEX

The Fiat Toro arrives to show endless possibilities on wheels. A plural vehicle, which unites qualities of SUV, pick-up and car. It has versions with flexible or diesel engines, with automatic transmission of 6 or 9 speeds, or even, 6-speed manual. For urban or off-road use, with 4×2 or 4×4 traction. A vehicle that allows you to meet all tastes and needs of transportation, work or leisure.And all in the right measure: larger than compact pickups and less than the average, with 4,915 mm in length. Agile in the urban traffic, and the ideal size to face any trip.The Fiat Toro is a true Sport Utility Pick-up (SUP). It gathers the size, height and ergonomics of an SUV; the ruggedness of an off-road with the comfort of an automobile; and the practicality and space of a pick-up double four-door cabin, capable of accommodating up to five people with refinement and safety and taking up to a ton.ith the Toro, Fiat wins the challenge of building a monoblock pickup with high strength and low body twist. And all with state-of-the-art chnology, both in comfort and performance, as well as connectivity and securityhis is worth the long experience of Fiat in pick-ups, with more than 15 years of absolute leadership of Strada in the Brazilian market, and also the know-how of the group FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), which offers the possibility of new and modern projects . In addition, FCA has the industrial resources of the recently inaugurated Jeep Automotive Polo in Goiana (PE). Without a doubt, a new cycle, a new car.A winning project – In its development, this new model was designed to have a modern and bold design, as well as offering great handling, ergonomics, quality of finish and practicality of use.The Fiat Toro was built on the global Small-Wide platform. As it is a modular and flexible platform, it has been enlarged to generate a larger body, with bucket, forming a reinforced monobloc structure. It uses more than 85% of noble materials, such as advanced high strength steel. E features high torsional rigidity and durability, as well as excellent shock absorbing capability in case of accidents, thanks to programmed deformation lines.
The Fiat Toro features a strong, safe, durable and intelligent body, supported by independent suspension on all four wheels, made to face any obstacle, always maintaining comfort and silence on board.\

In addition to the novelty of making a sturdy and yet comfortable model, the Fiat Toro even innovates with its FCA patented split bucket cover. It has two doors that open laterally, with the possibility of opening only one of them. Lightweight and practical, the lid makes it much easier to access the cargo compartment – the large bucket (820 liters) can optionally gain even more 405 liters with its unique and exclusive extender, increasing the length of the bucket and allowing more practicality.esign made in Brazil – Fiat Toro shows the best of the world automotive design of the brand, designed to please consumers in Brazil and worldwide. Yes, its design is global – developed in Brazil with the integration of world design FCA. Imposing, it brings beauty, innovation, strength and aggressiveness.
It all starts with the ‘eyes of the bull’ – Split Lightning – the optical group divided into two sets. It marks its presence with its determined look and becomes the frontal identity of the model. Involving the entire body, the Wrap Around concept adds modernity and fluidity, where the high waist lines mark the Toro’s dynamism, until arriving at the innovative and practical double rear cover with opening for the sides.The upper optical group has a bold and very attractive shape. It brings the position lights (illuminated by LEDs) and direction indicator. It can also count on DRL (Daytime Running Lamp) light, with high intensity LED lighting, which ensures safety even during the day. The second optical group is responsible for the functions of depth lighting. It offers excellent visibility in distance and curves and is integrated into the main grid, which features three-dimensional barshe Fiat logo appears partially inserted in the muscular bonnet, completing the chrome strip that gives continuity and also sophistication. Still in the lower part of the front, the fully integrated auxiliary headlights make up the front design of the Fiat Toro.n the side of the Toro, the high waist line emphasizes the feeling of protection and dynamism. In turn, the wide and wide wheel housings reinforce the force image of the model.n the rear, the innovation was even greater, and also a great challenge for the designers. The radical solution began in the typology of the lid. Divided exactly in the center, its two doors offer a versatility of use not yet tried by customers of the truck segment. The lateral opening of the doors allows the user much more comfort and practicality for loading and unloading. LED taillamps also innovate with horizontal positioning, widening and visually elevating the model.

Internally, everything was designed to offer refinement, comfort, excellent ergonomics and the quality feel of a luxury car. The Fiat Toro is a unique car, which has the strength of a pick-up, but able to coexist in the traffic of big cities. This is achieved with its broad, refined, enveloping and protective internal environment. Internal details – such as satin chrome elements, color compositions and leather steering wheel cover – bring the ideal combination of strength and vehicle comfort.he Fiat Toro dashboard features a sleek design that matches the daring lines of the bodywork, as well as the colorful 7.0-inch TFT instrument panel that allows for great integration with the driver; the multifunction steering wheel with butterflies for gear changes; and the 5-inch Uconnect Touch NAV Multimedia Center. All with lots of interactivity and personalization.bodywork and high seats, the feeling is of driving an SUV. Innovative and anatomical seats bring electrical regulation to the front. And with the ample internal space, the passengers in the rear seats travel very comfortable. To complement, the console in the console is cooled, and the sides of the panel have night lights – another way to enhance the feeling of exclusivityleasure to drive – The Fiat Toro is not only comfortable, beautiful and attractive, but also very fun to drive. Much of this feeling comes from the fully independent suspension in the front and rear, a smart and functional solution between the pick-ups. The front features the renowned McPherson system and the rear is a sophisticated multilink. The systems are fixed to the body by means of special elastic elements, which guarantee complete isolation and silence for the occupants, even in bumpy floors.addition, this independent and resistant suspension ensures better handling, stability and agility in any type of terrain or trajectory deviation, even loading a ton of cargo.The engine / transmission package (1.8 Flex 16V with 6-speed automatic transmission and 2.0 Turbodiesel 16V with 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission) has also gained a sophisticated fixing system, including hydraulic cushions, to efficiently insulate the interior of the Toro of noises and vibrations.Its power-assisted steering, along with the latest generation suspension, ensures smooth, comfortable running comparable to that of a car, giving you great driving pleasure even on long trips.A lot of safety and technology on board – The Fiat Toro brings the best of active safety, with excellent stabilityand braking ability. Examples are stability and traction controls.

It also comes with great passive safety systems, such as pre-programmed deformation lines from various areas of the body (with different types of steel), shock-absorbing, or EAS (Energy Absorbing System) steering wheel, which also holds power at accidents. In addition, the Fiat Toro can count on up to seven air bags: it comes as standard the protection for driver and companion, which can be complemented by side bags, window bags and also knee bags, .
In all the details there is a concern with safety, even in the fixing of children’s chairs, with Isofix system.
All the technology of the model can already be noticed when you take the knife with the remote control of the Fiat Toro. Just be in the hand or in the driver’s pocket so that the entry and departure of the engine are released by Easy Entry / Keyless Entry ‘N’ Go, without the need for the key. In addition, Toro features the Remote Start function – the first national car with this technology. It allows the driver to start the vehicle from a distance, just by pressing the button on the key.ven routine maintenance tasks are perfected with electronics, in case of tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), which warns of any irregularity even with the Toro in motion. On the panel display, warnings also show any dysfunction or need for maintenance. Even the direction with electric assistance counts on monitoring through the STC, the electronic control of matRotation safety also has a number of features, such as ESC (Stability Control), ASR, which monitors traction, and TTC, managing the transfer of torque to the wheelsut on a climb, it is not even necessary to keep your foot on the brake, as Hill Holder keeps the Fiat Toro motionless until the start. And on the off road there is the aid of HDC (Hill Descent Control), which electronically controls the speed on steep descents on rough terrainThe Fiat Toro brings all the equipment to ensure safety, stability and comfort, using the most sophisticated technology, showing that it has come to revolutionize and create a new segment.
A plural vehicle – The Fiat Toro already arrives with many possibilities of combination of engine, transmission and traction, ready for the urban use and for the off-road. There will be four versions – Freedom 1.8 16V Flex AT6, Freedom 2.0 16V Diesel (with 6-speed manual transmission) 4×2 and 4×4 and the top of the line, Volcano 2.0 16V Diesel AT9 4×4. Plus the special launch series: Opening Edition 1.8 16V Flex AT6.

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This entry version comes with the 1.8-liter, front-wheel drive, already equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. 16-valve E.torQ Evo Flex 16V engine has been optimized especially for Fiat Toro, gaining the VIS (Variable Intake System), a technology that allows you to vary the airflow inside the intake manifold, bringing more torque at any speed. With the VIS, the Toro also gained more maximum power, reaching 135/139 hp at 5,750 rpm (gasoline / ethanol), in addition to the increase in torque: 185/190 Nm at 3,750 rpm (petrol / ethanol). This technology coupled with the phase variator of the valve control reveals more than 80% of the maximum torque of the engine just below the 2,000 rpm range of use in most major urban centers. An extremely economical engine in the category and with quick answers in the citysing the 6-speed automatic transmission perfectly integrated with the engine, with electronic management, the Freedom 1.8 16V version guarantees good performance with fuel economy and low emission of pollutants (note A in the Brazilian Vehicle Labeling Program – PBEV)Even though it is the entry version, the Toro Freedom 1.8 Flex is already very well equipped with autopilot with speed controller, on-board computer (showing distance, average / instantaneous consumption and autonomy) and a customizable 3.5-inch TFT (with digital clock, calendar and external temperature indicator), ESC (electronic stability control), Hill Holder and Connect radio with steering wheel control, this controls height and depthFor comfort, the Freedom version also comes with standard driver’s seat with height adjustment, electric nozzle opening, air conditioning, electric steering, Isofix attachment for child seat, power windows and automatic locks (close at 20 km / h), rear parking sensor and bucket liner, among others.nd there are dozens of optional options, ranging from 16-inch alloy wheels, front side bags, windows bags, knee bags, tire pressure sensors to the sunroof, aft camera and partially leather upholstery.
Toro Opening Edition 1.8 16V Flex AT6 4Plso featuring 1.8-liter 16V engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, the Fiat Toro special launch series, the Opening Edition, brings even more equipment and a unique look. In addition to everything that already equips the entry Freedom version, it also features 16-inch alloy wheels with anti-theft screws, fog lights, tilt down folding electric mirrors and comfort light, marine top in the bucket, air dual zone conditioner, rear camera, paddle shifters for manual shift and Uconnect Touch NAV 5.0 inch multimedia center console. And there’s more: unique characterizations of the version, such as internal coatings, sill protector and emblems allusive to the special series.

Toro Freedom 2.0 16V Diesel 4×2 and 4×4
Freedom also has two other versions with FCA’s renowned 2.0 Turbodiesel 16V engine. It has a maximum power of 170 hp and shows the excellent torque of 350 Nm just after idling at just 1,750 rpm. These two versions of the Toro Freedom always carry a 6-speed manual transmission and can have 4×2 or 4×4 traction.
They bring all the equipment of the Freedom 1.8 Flex, plus some exclusive items. The Freedom 2.0 diesel version with 4×2 traction also comes with Skid Plate integrated into the front bumper, 16-inch Super Spoke steel wheels and crankcase protecto Toro Freedom 2.0 diesel 4×4 still comes standard with Hill Descent Control, electric external mirrors with memory (tilt down / dimming / comfort light) brake light, alarm and lumbar illumination.
Volcano, the top version of the Fiat Toro liop of the line, the Fiat Toro has the Volcano version. Very sophisticated and equipped, it arrives with the same advantages of the 2.0 turbodiesel engine, with the sophisticated and efficient transmission of last generation of 9 speeds and with traction in the four wolcano Toro has all the equipment of the previous versions, and it includes: dual zone air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear-facing camera, 5.0-inch Uconnect Touch NAV multimedia center console, dashboard with color-coded 7.0-inch TFT display, cornering fog lights (which accompany curves), headlining with DRL (daytime safety LEDs) and many other technologies. A complete version for demanding consnnovation in post-sales – Fiat Toro arrives in the brand’s dealership network with a 3-year full factory warranty and still brings a new concept of service: the customer can choose to extend this warranty for another one or two years, from this vehicle may be covered up to its fifth year of usenother convenience that the brand inaugurated with Fiat Toro is the tailor made revision plan, where the customer can also purchase packages of scheduled revisions according to the use and motorization profile of his Fiat Toro. They are packages of two to ten revisions for the Flex version and two to five revisions for the Diesel versio customization, Fiat has brought more than 50 accessory options developed for Toro along with engineering. These items were divided into five categories: Personalization, Security, Audio & Video, Leisure and Comfother new feature is the Custom Shop, Toro is the first Fiat model to use this concept, where vehicle customization is still done in the factory – the vehicle receives the accessories in a custom line and then returns to the final checking procedures and inspection before delivery of the vehicle. With this, it still extends the warranty of its accessories for 3 years, the same guarantee, safety and practicality of a product straight from the assembly line, and with the advantage of the customer have chosen his kit of accessories in the commercind with all the innovation, sophistication and quality, Toro renews Fiat’s tradition in anticipating the desire of Brazilians, which began in 1976 with the launch of 147. Two years later, in 1978, the Fiat 147 Pick-up, the first pick-up truck derived from a car. A fine tuning with the market that continued with the longest wheelbase of the Fiorino, the Omega rear axle and with the Strada pickup in the Adventure versions, extended cabin, double cabin, Locker and also the double cabin three doors. There are four decades of innovation, celebrated from now on with the arrival of Fiat Toro.

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In the future of Tesla also suv and pick-up

CONFERENCE IN THE BLOG – With a sort of conference on his blog Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla, he illustrated the plans of the house for the next decade. To say that the intentions are of growth and expansion is little to say, as Musk has outlined the Tesla of the future as a producer of at least one of his models, obviously electric, in almost every sector of the market. But not only that, but the “electric” house in California also aims at other objectives, such as the production of trucks and buses with electric traction. And together with the vehicles Musk has planned the development of a roof containing solar panels, as well as a proposal that aims to put Tesla vehicle owners in a position to make their car profitable when they do not use it why pickups trucks are popular.

GREAT PRODUCTION GROWTH – Regarding car production plans, Musk said the Tesla range will soon also include an SUV model and a pick-up truck. The hypothesis of a Tesla of category inferior to Tesla 3 remains excluded. As for the heavy vehicles, for which according to Musk the electric traction is indispensable for their environmental impact, the relative development has already begun and their presentation should take place next year. The goal of expanding the range means significantly increasing Tesla’s production capabilities and in this regard, Musk said that the greatest efforts of the house designers’ staff are now directed to the development of production methods capable of making plans possible. of the House.

THE IDEA OF THE CAR THAT MAKES – The goal of making Tesla cars capable of producing an income for their owners was prefigured by Musk as a way to exploit car sharing in combination with autonomous driving: who will have a Tesla will put it in “sharing” mode like a taxi and when someone uses it for a move it will pay the owner.

THE IMPORTANCE OF “SOLAR” – Perhaps the most significant part of Musk’s announcement was the part dedicated to the project of a sunroof incorporating solar panels that produce electricity to be used on the vehicle itself. The project is important for its technical-industrial aspects, but at this moment also because it serves Musk to try to convince the financial market of the validity of Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City company, specialized in the production of solar panels. When Musk announced the purchase, for 2.8 billion dollars, the Exchange has misjudged the initiative and Tesla shares have made a splash of 12%. For Musk it is therefore important to be able to convince the validity of his plans, for which he stated that it is essential to incorporate the Solar City into Tesla.

OBJECTIVE: BAG TRUST – These stock-related aspects of “solar” projects are at the center of comments from Musk’s conference made by economic analysts and the press. But they are only a part of it: many have observed that the same communication initiative of Musk represents a kind of diversionary maneuver to get out of the sort of ” encirclement ” In which Tesla finds itself due to several reasons. First of all, failure to achieve the announced production objectives: in the first half of this year, Tesla sold 29,200 cars, or 3,800 less than those envisaged. This raised doubts about the possibility of the house achieving its objectives, thus creating malaise among investors. Beyond that, there are also the heavy consequences of the fatal accident of which was the protagonist of a Tesla equipped with the Autopilot semiautonomous driving system. Another episode that has contributed to creating doubts about the company’s prospects, for which Musk has predicted a production of 500,000 vehicles for 2018. he pickup Tunland are produced in versions single cab and double cab in joint venture with Germany’s Daimler and equipped with the innovative 4-cylinder engine turbo intercooler common rail Cummins ISF 2.8-liter that delivers 163 hp at 3,600 r / min . with a torque of 360 Nm from 1,800 to 3,000 rpm. The gearbox is a Getrag JC538 5-speed manual , which, in 4 × 4 versions, is combined with a BorgWarner transfer with gearbox . The Bosch electronicsallows you to better manage the use of the engine and consumption is contained at 8.3 l / 100 km . All tunnels destined for the Australian market are equipped with axles and DANA differentials , moreover the double cab versions are equipped as standard with the limited slip rear differential (LSD) .

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The dimensions of the Tunnel allow a good interior habitability even for tall passengers with 8 adjustments for the front seats; the rear bench, equipped with 2 headrests, accommodates 3 passengers and a large storage compartment has been created under the seat. Good load compartment dimensions, which in the double cab are 1,520 mm long, 1,580 mm wide and 440 mm high. In the single cab version the length is 2.315 mm. The external dimensions are similar to similar models from other manufacturers, with a length of 5.310 mm, width 1.880 mm, height 1.870 mm and pitch 3.105 mm. The other indicative values of this pick-up concern the minimum height from the ground of 200 mm, the flow rate of 1.025 kg with a total weight of 2.975 kg.

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The rims are made of 16 “steel with 245/70 tires for the single cab, while on the double cab we find 17” alloy wheels with 265/65 tires. The standard features include rear parking sensors, keyless door opening with external mirrors, cruise control, electric windows, audio system with radio / CD / MP3 with 4 speakers and Bluetooth with steering wheel controls.

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At the moment the Tunland is not yet marketed in Europe, mainly because of the incomplete safety equipment, which has limited to 3 stars the score obtained in the ANCAP crash tests ( Australasian New Car Assessment Program) . The Tunland, for example, does not have airbags side, the seat belt for the third rear passenger and no stability control. However, we must recognize the construction quality that makes it very robust, the materials used to ensure durability and the guarantee offered by the House confirms it: 3 years or 100,000 km + 3 years of roadside assistance. A further confirmation comes from a market survey that reveals for the Tunland after 3 years or 40,000 km from the purchase a devaluation of 41% against 55% of the Toyota Hilux and 45% for the Nissan Navarra. On the Australian market, Tunland prices start at $ 22,000 for 2 × 4 single cab , 30,000 for 4 × 4 double cab, a middle ground when compared to cheaper competitors, the Chinese Great Wall or the Indian Tata Xenon , or those more expensive like the Japanese Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navarra and Isuzu D-Max that exceed 40,000 dollars.

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Also worthy of note is the presence of a Tunnel at the Dakar 2015 with the Chilean rider Alvaro Chicharro at the wheel. At the finish line in Buenos Aires he finished in 59th place, but with the great satisfaction of having completed the grueling race that forced the withdrawal of much more accredited cars.

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At the last auto show in Guangzhou, in addition to the pick-up Tunland, even in an unlikely setting up Big-Foot, the Foton presented a new SUV version, the Savana . The 5/7 seat interior has a more refined finish and is suitable for the type of vehicle, including the electric sunroof roof, but only above the front seats. However, the standard equipment is still lacking even on lower class vehicles, in particular, the various electronic systems for driving assistance and driving safety. In addition to the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine on the Tunnel, a 2-liter Turbo GDI petrol engine is also available for the Savana(Gasoline Direct Injection), with the manual or automatic transmission. Equal the rest of the mechanics, including the rigid bridge rear suspension. Whether it is a private vehicle, a work vehicle or for institutional tasks, the pick-up can be considered a symbol of the American motorization, always in the lead in sales and distribution. Natural, therefore, that even in this category has peaked the electric motorization. This result is due to Workhorse (the translation of this brand is “draft horse”) of Loveland, Ohio, a company specialized in the production of “step van”, ie light and medium delivery vans, especially by couriers espresso, with electric drive and internal combustion engine for the extension of autonomy. For this activity Workhorse has a plant in Union City, also in Ohio, where it has the theoretical capacity to produce up to 60,000 vehicles a year. In this field its flagship product is the E-GEN, which uses a BMW auxiliary engine, Panasonic batteries and Morgan Olson bodywork. Workhorse, however, is also active in the field of computer science and drones and these days,

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The Workhorse W-15 is a comparable pick-up – by segment – with the Ford F-150 but is a plug-in hybrid, ie designed for electric propulsion with the ability to recharge the batteries via a “range extender” . Given its experience, the manufacturer aims to commercial and institutional fleets and at the time of presentation announced 4,650 pre-orders, which in the meantime have exceeded 5,000. Meanwhile, however, is probing the market and plans to sell the W-15 also to individuals, starting from the last quarter of 2018, at a base price that will have to be 52,500 dollars. But let’s take a closer look at this machine, which, on first impressions, does not seem to have the same … grit that competitors like the F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado or the Dodge RAM, mainly because of the absence of the radiator grille. Even the interior of the cabin (which can be two or five seats), appear a little ‘Spartan but it must be remembered that the W-15 is proposed above all as a work vehicle. Naturally, since it is a hybrid, the newest and most interesting aspect is that of propulsion. As is evident, Workhorse was based on the experience of its E-GEN van even if, in this case, there is the important difference of 4 × 4 tractions.

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The propulsion, therefore, is electric with a system of extension of autonomy. Panasonic 18650 lithium-ion batteries of 60 kW / h, but with self-limitation at 40 kW / h to increase the service life, power two 171 kW (230 HP) TM4 electric motors; these engines, with a total power of 460 HP, are arranged one for each axle. The autonomy is 130 km that can be extended to 500 km with the intervention of a BMW W20 Rex petrol engine, a 64-cm 647 HP3 engine (the same as the BMW i3) that works as a generator to produce electricity; in this regard, there was also talk of the future option of a 228 HP three-cylinder BMW B38A15T0 Twin Power Turbo (i.e. the one mounted on the i8). The “range extender”, which draws on a 42-liter tank,

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Speaking of an electrical system, the W-15 offers an interesting feature: a power socket for powering external users, with a 7.2 kW and 30 Amp output, which also works when the engine is switched off.

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The framework sees a steel structure and a barycentre made quite low by the position of the batteries. Part of the bodywork is made of composite material and there is electronic stability control: on the real off-road abilities the opinions are divided; with a ground clearance of 23 cm and pronounced front and rear overhangs, this can only be a moderate use. From the geometric point of view and the masses the pick-up is 5.94 m long, 2.03 m wide and 1.88 m high. Its total weight is 3,270 kg, the capacity is 1,000 kg and the towed weight is 2,700 kg. Autonomy has already been said, while the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (actually 97 km / h) is in 5 seconds and a half, absolutely remarkable (but in the possibilities of electric traction); the maximum speed, which is not officially indicated, should be 130 km / h, while consumption is indicated in 11.90-13.60 km/liter. What are the real market possibilities of the W-15? This is a good question: so far, the attempts by the majors to market their pick-ups even in hybrid version have not elicited enthusiastic answers; on the other hand, it must be acknowledged that Workhorse has specific experience in this field and that its primary objective is represented by company fleets and services, whose choices do not necessarily follow the same criteria as the public.

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