Fiat carmaker developed the Fiat Strada, a pickup truck that can only be registered only as a commercial vehicle in the N1 class. Almost everywhere in Europe, pickup trucks can be registered as personal cars or as light commercial vehicles. The car would be in a lot of garages if only owners could drive it wherever they want. In Brazil most Fiat Strada models run on a flex-fuel gas-ethanol diet receiving power from 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter motors. The car tested was powered by a 1.3-liter JTD turbo diesel direct injection engine capable of generating 94 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 13.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 99 mph. For the North American market the Italian carmaker might offer some more ponies under the hood. The fuel consumption reaches 50 miles per US gallon. There are different options when it comes to the Strada.
The one recommended is the double cab with Adventure trim. On the inside it features enough space to seat four adult passengers and the controls are very easy to use. The models that will be sold on the US market might have a starting price of $16.500 for the version in the photo gallery and $12.000 for the single cab models. To send the power to the wheels, the carmaker offered a 5-speed manual transmission. Different Fiat officials told us that a 6-speed manual unit would be great if thinking of switching continents. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a set of 15-inch wheels covered in mild off-road tires. Unfortunately, there is no official information regarding a future Fiat Strada on the streets of North America. The ones interested in owning one of these bad boys should insist with the carmaker and who knows, maybe soon the US market will receive it.
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