FIAT FULL­BACK CROSS

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What ex­actly am I gaw­ping at here?

The Ital­ian sib­ling to the

Mit­subishi L200, as Fiat

Pro­fes­sional does its best to log a range of al­most en­tirely badge-en­gi­neered com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles. Like the L200, the Amer­i­can foot­ball-named Fiat comes in trims aplenty, and uses a 2.4-litre diesel four with 148 or 178bhp. All are four-wheel-drive dou­ble cabs.

Looks per­fect for my #blessed #life­style…

Full­back Cross is aimed more at the kitesur ing/BMX-ing/ ex­treme iron­ing folk than the trades­men tar­geted by the L200, so it has thick body cladding, black al­loys and swoopy rails. Looks dinky when parked next to the oth­ers.

Any­thing tough un­der the skin?

Five-speed auto, switch­able all-wheel drive, with lock­able cen­tre di“er­en­tial and low-range op­tions. Cross also has lock­able rear di“ as stan­dard, plus hill-hold and trailer as­sist stan­dard like its ri­vals. Bee ier un­der­pants a £170 op­tion.

Ex­trav­agent bed rails help dis­guise L200 bor­row­ings

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