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The Italian-American car maker has teased its new Fiat Toro ute ahead of its debut in Latin America.

Based on the latest generation Mitsubishi Triton, the Toro will have a face that’s inspired, at least to some degree, by the FCC4 concept that made its debut in Sao Paulo last year.

Spy photos and reports indicate that the Toro will feature redesigned external body panels, and will be clearly differentiated from its Mitsubishi counterpart.

Fiat Chrysler’s local arm has confirmed that the new Toro won’t be sold in Australia.

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Zac Loo, the local arm’s director of marketing, told Car Advice earlier this month that “we’re not on the program for it … Obviously Mitsubishi isn’t strong in all parts of the world so it’s quite a good tie-up on both sides, but for us Mitsubishi is reasonably well represented in our market.”

The Toro will be launched first in Latin America, where Fiat is traditionally a strong player, but lacks a traditional body-on-frame ute. The company’s main utility offering is the Strada, which is based on the small Palio hatchback.

It’s understood that the Toro will also be sold in Europe. The two companies confirmed that they would collaborate on a new ute around this time last year.