• Sep 12th 2008 at 9:02AM
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It looks like the Fiat Group isn't quite done with reviving old nameplates for new models just yet, as its Iveco truck division has launched a new Campagnola. The original Fiat Campagnola – Italian for "country girl" – was a Jeep-style truck made between 1951 through 1988, by which time some 40,000 examples had been produced and deployed around the world. It even served as the basis for the Popemobile until replaced by a Mercedes G-wagen.

The new vehicle, which will wear the Iveco badge, unlike the original Fiat (accept in South America), is based on the Iveco Massif truck and rivals the likes of the Land Rover Defender 90, HUMMER H1 and Jeep JT concept for authentic paramilitary appeal. The minimalist bodywork, believe it or not, was designed by ItalDesign-Giugiaro, together with Fiat's own Centro Stile. It will only be offered in a three-door, four-seat body style with a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel producing 176 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque driving through a six-speed gearbox and a selectable four-wheel-drive system. Customers can order one in any color as long as it's white or sage green, and the fist 499 will be specially-badged "Opening Edition" models. The new Campagnola will be built in Spain by Fiat's partner Santana and sold at a price of €29,800.

[Source: Italiaspeed]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I am a Defender man myself but must admit that looking at the spec sheet Iveco got some of the specs right compared to the latest Defender constructed under Ford (who knew they were going to sell JLR) management. Some might argue that Defender died after the V8 and Tdi went away. Td5 was a good effort but took away from the go anywhere nature of the Defender. Frankly the latest Defender 60th Anniversary Edition was a pale copy of the real thing the 50th Anniversary Defender. Let us see what Tata does with it. I won't hold my breath though. LR people (a lot of leftover Ford guys) find it too downmarket for their ego and will most likely kill it by 2012. It breaks my heart.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Would make a nice competitor to the Wrangler. Plus it is a diesel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who do I have to kill to get one in the states.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Iveco Massif (Santana) is based on the Land Rover.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Santana initially built license copies of various Land Rovers, but the current Santana is completely unique (despite looking like a copy). It has a Steel body instead of the Rover's Aluminum panels. The suspension has leavers all around and the the T-case is part time. Cheers
        • 7 Years Ago
        Love the Defender.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Probably tons of fun for those who enjoy driving off road.
      Also, not pretty, not pretty at all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Accept? I think you mean except.
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