- Sep 12, 2008
Fiat/Iveco launch Nuova Campagnola
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.