Fiat has fully revealed its new Strada bakkie in Brazil, offering the fresh-faced small pick-up in both single- and double-cab body styles.

This latest version of the little bakkie will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Saveiro and Renault Duster-based Oroch in South America, slotting into Fiat’s commercial line-up below the Toro.

The double-cab version of the Strada is 4 480 mm long, while its load bay measures 1 173 mm by 1 059 mm. Fiat says the newcomer has a payload of 650 kg (a figure that rises to 720 kg for the single-cab model). Ground clearance comes in at 208 mm while the Italian firm claims an approach angle of 24 degrees.

What’s under the bonnet? Well, according to, base models feature a naturally aspirated 1,4-litre petrol engine worth 65 kW (and mated to a five-speed manual gearbox), while there’s also a newer 1,3-litre unit generating 81 kW (using the same cog-swapper). Earlier reports suggested turbocharged engines would arrive at a later stage.

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…

Original article from Car