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Fiat Strada
1996-2001 Fiat Strada in Italy
Manufacturer Fiat
Production 1996–present
Assembly Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rosslyn, South Africa (Nissan)[1]
Predecessor Fiat Fiorino pick-up (Europe)
Fiat 147 City (Brazil)
Class Pickup truck
Body style(s) 2-door pick-up
Layout FF layout
Platform Project 178
Engine(s) 1.2L Fire I4 16V petrol
1.3L Fiassa I4 8V petrol
1.4L Fire I4 8V petrol
1.5L Fiassa I4 8V petrol
1.6L Flex I4 16V petrol
1.8L Flex I4 16V petrol
1.3L Multijet I4 16V diesel
1.7L TD I4 8V diesel
1.9L JTD I4 8V diesel
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,718 mm (107.0 in)
Length 4,444 mm (175.0 in)
Width 1,644 mm (64.7 in)
Height 1,230 mm (48.4 in)
Related Fiat Punto
Fiat Palio
Fiat Doblò
Fiat Siena
Fiat Albea
Lancia Y
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro
This article refers to a 1990s–2000s commercial vehicle. For the 1970s–1980s small car of this name, see Fiat Ritmo.

The Fiat Strada is a supermini Coupé utility version of Fiat's "world car" project, the Palio. It is produced in Brazil and exported from Betim, Minas Gerais to the European Union.


Launched in 1996 in Brazil, as the cargo member of the "178 Project". The Strada was born to replace the City, a pickup version of the Fiorino, a commercial derivative of the Fiat Uno. The Strada features a maximum loading capacity of 700 kg (1,543 lb) and a cargo-space of 1,770 mm (69.7 in) x 1,314 mm (51.7 in).

2001 revision

In 2001 the model had its first facelift. The new design was made by the Italian design-guru Giorgetto Giugiaro. The facelift included a new front and interior. The Mark II series marked the début of an extended cab version. In 2002, Fiat do Brasil launched the first version of a Fiat Strada Adventure, with "off-road" looks.

2004 revision

The new Mark III was launched in 2004. It has a revised front, and interior design taken from the Palio (and also designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro). There was also a second version of the Strada Adventure, with the same features of the Weekend Adventure. It was offered in Europe with the relatively modern 1.9 JTD Diesel engine.

In South Africa the Strada is offered in four variants: 1.2 MPI EL, 1.6 MPI EL, 1.6 MPI ELX (same as the EL but with colour-coded bumpers and mirrors, electric windows, driver's airbag and air conditioning), and 1.7 TD EL. Fiat South Africa recently introduced the X-Space model, which stretches the cab by 30 cm (12 in). This model is available in two models, the standard X-Space and the X-Space Adventure (Which has similar specifications to the standard 1.6 ELX model). Both X-Space models are powered by the 1.4 MPI engine.

In Europe is available only with the 1.3 Multijet 16V diesel engine with 85 PS and Euro 4 standard emission level.

2009 revision

Unveiled in Summer 2009, the all-new Mark IV model was put on sale in the end of 2009. Whilst the model shares its name with the previous Strada, a large number of its components are new, including a new bodyshell. For the rest of the South America the new Strada was introduced in mid 2010, for Europe its not exported. The design is inspired by the Fiat Grande Punto with many elements similar to the latest versions of the family Palio and Siena. The 4th-generation of Strada is built in four different versions: Working the basic version, Trekking with more goodies and the Sporting for more sportier style[2] with aero kit body style and the Adventure with locking differential dedicated to the off-road. In 2010 Fiat do Brazil introduced a new double cab version[3] (also called Strada Cabina Dupla) with four seats and long wheelbase.

The engines used are the Fiat 1.4 16V Fire Flex (85 PS) and the 1.8 16V Ecotec Flex (114 PS). For diesel there is also available the 1.3 16V Multijet unit with 87 PS (64 kW/86 hp).[4]


See also

The 1980s Fiat Ritmo was sold as the Fiat Strada in some markets which did not receive the 1990s Strada described here.

  • Fiat Ritmo — an earlier Fiat car which was sold as the "Strada" in some markets
  • Fiat Palio — the recent Strada's base car


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  1. "Fiat. Fiat In South Africa". Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
  2. Nova Fiat Strada Sporting (Portuguese)
  3. Fiat Strada doppia cabina
  4. "Argentina: Fiat Launches Strada Multijet". (2010-03-08). Retrieved on 2010-09-30.

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