FIAT Professional has announced pricing and specification details of the new Fullback pick-up truck ahead of its UK launch on July 4.
Engineered to meet the broad needs of business users – both professional and recreational – the new Fiat Professional Fullback offers the kind of flexibility and dependability its name, with clear sporting connotations, suggests.
With the new Fullback, Fiat Professional enters the buoyant medium-duty pick-up segment which accounts for 650,000 vehicles a year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, representing 22 per cent of the total LCV market.
In terms of styling, the front of the Fiat Professional Fullback adopts the upmarket appearance of a sports SUV with its swept-back fascia, chunky front bumper and roomy cab-forward layout.
Distinctive swage lines along the flanks tie the front of the pick-up truck to the rear and, along with the sweeping shape of the front and rear lamps, help fully integrate the load bed as part of the vehicle’s overall design.
Detailing is tasteful and restrained. Attractive 16-inch alloy wheels are standard on the SX while the profile of the LX model is enhanced with 17-inch alloy wheels and substantial, body-coloured wheel arch protectors.
The interior combines the functionality of a work vehicle with the comfort and elegance of luxury vehicle with an attractive and ergonomically designed, two-tone black-and-silver dashboard, supportive and comfortable seats and impressive rear passenger room.
Standard equipment on the SX version includes remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB digital radio and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob.
The Fullback SX is powered an aluminium-block, 2.4-litre diesel engine with a variable-geometry turbo charger which produces 150hp and 380Nm of torque yet its official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is just 44.2mpg and its CO2 emissions are 169g/km.
The standard SX transmission comprises a six-speed manual gearbox with on-demand four-wheel-drive system with three electrically-selected settings: 2H, 4H and 4L.
The power and torque outputs of LX version are increased to 180hp and 430Nm, while the full-time four-wheel drive system has four electrically-controlled settings: 2H, 4H plus 4HLc and 4LLc with a locking central differential for improved traction. Its official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is 42.2mpg and its CO2 emission figure is 173g/km.
Technical highlights across all Fiat Professional Fullback models include a one-tonne payload with a bed length of up to 1.52m, 3,100kg un-braked towing capacity (2,700kg for the SX model) and a best-in-class turning circle. A sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle with leaf springs provide maximum reliability and sturdiness.
Available as a double cab only and with all-wheel drive standard on all versions, the Fiat Professional Fullback starts at £20,995 (excluding VAT, VED, delivery and plates) for the SX version.
The high-specification LX manual is priced from £22,995 (excluding VAT and OTR charges) while the LX automatic is priced from £24,395 (excluding VAT and OTR charges).
The new Fiat Fullback will be available to order from Fiat Professional dealers from July 4.
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