Another take on the Fiat Toro SUV, or the Freemont. And we like it!

We have already shown our readers how a Fiat Toro SUV would look like. The vehicle would replace the Fiat Freemont in a very competitive market segment. From then until now, the big news is that the Toro is selling in buckets, what makes the possibility of an SUV-spin off a very sensible possibility. And it is now reinforced with the help of one of our favorite car design artists, Theophilus Chin. He has conceived his own Toro SUV. And we like it!

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We have already discussed the possibilities of this new vehicle. The only cons about it would be an internal competition with Jeep models, such as the future Jeep Compass, while the pros would be Fiat’s presence in a highly competitive (and lucrative) segment, as well as complementing its line-up. The Toro SUV, or Freemont, would probably follow Toro’s measures: 4.92 m long, 1.84 m wide, 1.74 m tall and a wheelbase of 2.99 m. Since a good deal of this wheelbase is taken by the truck bed, it could be turned into a third row seating SUV. Or even a regular SUV, with 2 rows of seats, but a very roomy one. The fact is that the big wheelbase could be used in many good ways. And at an affordable price.

Should Fiat take that into consideration, especially with the very good sales the Toro is presenting? The real question, in this case, is likely to be “why shouldn’t it?”.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.