Having received its global launch in Dubai last November, the Fiat Fullback pickup is due to arrive on UK shores shortly. The Fullback’s UK launch is scheduled for 4 July.
To raise the profile of this Mitsubishi L200-based pickup model ahead of its arrival in right-hand drive land, Fiat has released pricing and specification details ahead of the launch.
UK buyers will be able to choose from three versions initially, the 2.4-litre 150hp SX, the 2.4 180hp LX and the 2.4 180hp LX automatic. All engines will be diesel, as you’d expect.
The entry-level SX has a less powerful 150hp engine, which will deliver 380Nm of torque and official combined cycle fuel consumption of 44.2mpg / 169g/km CO2. The SX will be fitted with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and on demand four-wheel drive system with three electrically-selected settings, 2WD and 4WD high range, plus 4WD low range.
Power and torque are increased to 180hp and 430Nm for the LX model, pushing official combined-cycle fuel economy figure down to 42.2MPG (6.6L/100km) and lifting CO2 emissions slightly to 173g/km.
A more sophisticated full-time four-wheel drive system is fitted to the LX model, offering four electrically-controlled settings: 2H, 4H plus 4HLc and 4LLc. These last two settings utilise a locking central differential for improved traction.
The braked towing capacity of the LX is 3,100kg, while the SX is slightly lower at 2,700kg. Load bed payload is one tonne, and the load offers a maximum length up to 1.52m.
Standard equipment on the LX includes keyless go, leather upholstery, electrically-adjusted and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, enhanced body styling, privacy glass and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation as standard.
Lane Departure Warning, a reversing camera and a comfort-oriented “Touring” suspension are also including in the generous LX specification When equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission, the LX version adds an upgraded 7-inch infotainment system and transmission paddle gear shifters.
The Fullback will be available as a double cab, four-wheel drive model only in the UK. Prices start from £20,995 +VAT +OTR costs.