Fullback a strong contender
Fiat wants a slice of the growing UK pick-up market, so has borrowed Mitsubishi technology to create this Fullback model
Under the bonnet, the 2.4-litre Mitsubishi engine gives this Fiat decent pulling power. With 178bhp and 317lb/ft of torque on-tap, the 0-62mph time takes a very un-pick-up-like 10.4 seconds. As you’d expect, the Fullback can be driven in either 2WD or 4WD on tarmac or off road.
Fiat might not have been able to change too much about the engineering of this Fullback pick-up, but its stylists have tried to give the vehicle more of its own character when it comes to the exterior look and feel.
Fiat is bravely pitching this Fullback at a starting price slightly higher than its Mitsubishi L200 equivalent. You’re looking at an entry fee of around £21,000 for the base SX version, which is about £1,000 more than an equivalent L200 Challenger-spec Doublecab model
OK, so the Fullback isn’t very Italian. It isn’t even very Fiat. But who cares? It’s a strong contender in the growing pick-up segment. How could it not be, based on the impressively complete Mitsubishi L200 Series 5?
We think the Fullback is better looking than the L200. And it’s certainly well equipped, plus it’s backed by the impressive resources of the Fiat Professional LCV dealer network. If you’re shopping in this segment, we think you might like it.