Unveiled at the 2005 Bologna Motor Show, the Fiat Oltre
is a luxury 4x4 concept SUV built on the Iveco LMV (Light
Multirole Vehicle), a vehicle going into service with
both the British and Italian armies.
The Fiat Oltre concept is a crew cab version, and features
a four / five seat cabin with a smaller load bay behind.
The Hummer-esq styling and proportions means the Oltre
is not a nimble vehicle. That is ensured by a seven tonne
full weight, hauled by a somewhat-underpowered-sounding
185 bhp 3 litre 4 cylinder. Although it does have a respectable
of 336 lb ft @ 1800 rpm.
Despite the road-going low profile tires, the Fiat Oltre
concept does have some off roading technology, including;
permanent on-demand all wheel drive, locking differentials,
a six speed automatic gearbox and a rather useful 50 cm
of ground clearance. All this means the Fiat Oltre is
capable of taking on lateral gradients of up to 40% and
longitudinal gradients of 80%, as well as negotiating
water up to 85cm deep, 1.5m if you care to fit the extra
inlet and exhaust pipe extensions.
The exaggerated utilitarian styling of the concept Oltre
would certainly need to be toned down if Fiat was ever
to introduce the model. Unfortunately this is the only
thing separating the Oltre from other luxury SUV clones.
Except the Hummer of course.
Similar and related vehicles:
Hummer H3T concept
Fiat IED X1/99
Fiat Punto Arbarth
Fiat Ducato Truckster