The Italians are real masters in making small cars, and this refers to pickups as well. We are about to see one of them in the near future, in the form of 2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup. This will be a brand-new model and as you may presume, it will be based on the Mobi hatchback. The subcompact hatch has been around for a couple of years and it sells pretty well in South America. So, its pickup iteration seems like a good move, as it will be a super practical vehicle, which remains economical at the same time.
The testing model has been spotted already and despite heavy camouflage, it shows some of the changes we are about to see, compared to the small hatchback.
2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup will be based on the classic Mobi. That means riding on a familiar FCA Economy platform, which underprints a variety of super small vehicles from FCA Group. Still, we count on notable modifications in this case and one of the first things that come to mind is a stretched wheelbase. The hatchback version is good for about 90 inches, so we count on a notable extension in the case of the pickup truck. Also, count on a new suspension design, which will provide higher payload capacity, as well as higher ground clearance, which is typical for pickup trucks.
When it comes to the styling, the testing model is still under heavy camouflage. Still, we may presume that Mobi hatchback will serve as the base and that the further build-ups will be all about making this vehicle look more rugged. Although the details are still unavailable, it looks like both single and double cab versions will be in the offer.
When it comes to interior design, we expect that the cabin layout will be pretty much the same as in the Mobi. This particularly refers to the dashboard, which is rather practical than stylish. The overall quality isn’t great, but keep in mind that this model is designed for the South American market, where the affordable price is the key factor. Therefore, don’t expect to see many tech features in this small pickup truck. As we already mentioned, both single and double cab models are expected. In the case of double cab models, you definitely should expect some spectacular amount of legroom in the second row, given the vehicle’s size.
2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup Engines
When it comes to the powertrain lineup, we don’t expect surprises but rather familiar engine options. Most likely, base versions will come a 1.0-liter unit that delivers around 75 horsepower and 72 pound-feet of torque. There is also a 1.4-liter engine, which features a max output of 87 horsepower and 90 pound-feet of torque. Finally, we might see a 1.8-liter unit in the offer as well, which delivers up to 130 horsepower.
All three units are gasoline engines, but all three also feature a so-called Flexi Fuel technology, which means they can also run on ethanol. In all three cases, we count on a five-speed manual transmission. Most likely, the Italian carmaker will stick to the FWD layout, while all-wheel drive doesn’t seem very likely.
2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup Release Date and Price
The new pickup truck is in the final stage of development and we presume it will be ready for the second production year. When it comes to the price, we expect that base models will go around 56-57.000 BRL, which translated to dollars goes around 13.500. Key competitors will be models like Chevy Montana and VW Saveiro.