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Fiat's Strada stacks up the 'extras'

Published Sep 25, 2008


Fiat Professional, the commercial vehicle arm of Fiat SA, has announced the arrival of the Strada Sporting.

It's based on the 1.6 ELX version and, Fiat says, tops up the Strada's list of standard equipment for an extra R4100.

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That buys you a load-box cover, the hands-free functionality of Bluetooth communication, anti-smash 'n grab film on the glass, black or silver metallic paint and 'Sporting' decals.

It shares features from the Strada 1.6 ELX on which it is based, including power windows and audio system, aircon, driver's crash bag, front fog lights, alloy rims and a 1.6-litre, fuel-injected engine capable of 74kW and 140Nm.

Top speed is 170km/h and Fiat claims an average fuel consumption of 8.7 litres/100km.

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The bakkie is rated to carry 715 kg and its recommended retail price is R134 000.

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