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Old 07-08-2020, 11:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's more likely to be closer in size to the Fiat Toro/RAM 1000 than to the Fiat Strada/RAM 700.
It is based on the Hyundai Sante Fe which has a 2,760 - 2865 mm wheelbase. (108.9 - 112.8 inches)

It should have the same powertrains - either a 2.4L making 185 hp or a 2.0L Turbo making 235 hp.

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It is based on the Hyundai Sante Fe which has a 2,760 - 2865 mm wheelbase. (108.9 - 112.8 inches)
So maybe it's going to be at least slightly larger than the Toro.
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It's been a while, and I am now seeing the new Strada on a regular basis. Looks good. Well, even though I don't hold my breath for it to become available in the United States due to the absence of any automatic transmission option, it's something to keep an eye.
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Ford is also bring back the Maverick name for a 4 door unibody truck based on the Escape platform. Interesting times.
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It's been rumored that a CVT will become available for the double-cab with the 1.3 GSE engine next year. If it also gets a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup similar to the 1.0 GSE fitted to the Fiat 500 in Europe, I would not be so surprised if it eventually gets to reach the American market. It's worth to notice the mild-hybrid 1.0 is naturally-aspirated but has the same 4 valves per cylinder and direct injection layout of the turbocharged versions of the GSE, while in Brazil both the 1.0 and 1.3 are only naturally-aspirarted at the moment and have 2 valves per cylinder and sequential port injection. Considering the port injection and 2 valves per cylinder would eventually be more suitable to such an utilitarian model (remember it's a serious workhorse in third-world countries, not a redneck Alfa Romeo or something like that), plus avoiding the need for a particle filter which is now fitted to most direct-injection gassers, even though I wouldn't hold my breath for the Fiat Strada/RAM 700 to become available in the Unites States and Canada so soon it doesn't sound impossible at all.

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