Fiat launch their new fullback road range
FIAT Professional, the commercial vehicle arm of the Italian manufacturers, have a completely revised range of vehicles on offer, including the all-new Fullback pick-up and Talento, Fiorino and Euro 6 versions of the Doblo and Ducato vans.
But the most important newcomer to the UK will be the Fullback, Fiat’s first full-size pick-up, which has been on sale from the start of this month.
It has been engineered to meet the needs of both professional business and recreational users.
Available as a double cab only, the Fullback can carry a payload of up to 1035kg.
In terms of styling, the front of the Fullback has an upmarket appearance of a sports SUV, with its swept-back fascia, chunky front bumper and roomy cab-forward layout.
Two strips of satin silver trim are used to frame the front grille on the entrylevel SX, while LX versions also have chrome-finished door mirrors, door handles and side steps, and 16in alloy wheels are standard on the SX.
Inside, the new Fullback cabin is more car-like, with an attractive two-tone black-and-silver dashboard, supportive and comfortable seats and pretty generous rear passenger room.
The SX is powered a 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 150hp and 380Nm of torque and its official combined fuel economy figure is 44.2mpg with CO2 emissions at 169g/km.
The standard SX transmission is a six-speed manual gearbox with ondemand four-wheel drive.
The Fullback offers a bed length of up to 1.52m, 3100kg unbraked towing capacity (2700kg for the SX model) and a best-in-class turning circle.
There’s a sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle with leaf springs for maximum reliability and sturdiness.
The power and torque outputs of LX version are increased to 180hp and its official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is as good as 42.2mpg, while its CO2 emissions figures range from 173g/ km up to 189g/km for an automatic gearbox variant.
It comes with a good list of standard equipment, including remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, Bluetooth, DAB radio, a leathertrimmed multi-function steering wheel and gearknob, air con, stop-start, front fog lamps and a tubular side step.
A host of safety features include seven airbags, advanced ESC with anti-slip regulation, Trailer Stability Assist, LED daytime running lights, hill start assist and cruise control with a speed limiter.
Euro 6 Fullback on the road pricing starts at £26,253 for the SX version. LX Manual is from £28,653 and LX Automatic is priced at £30,333. (VAT, VET, delivery and plates are all included).