2017 Fiat Fullback Debut

Fiat revealed its brand new contender in the pickup truck segment at the recent Dubai Motor Show. Namely, the 2017 Fiat Fullback is slated to hit the market in the second quarter of 2016. The upcoming truck will be based on the Mitsubishi L200 (also known as the Triton) that is currently produced in Thailand and exported to European, Asian and African markets. According to official sources, the Fullback pickup is unlikely to be sold in North America.

2017 Fiat Fullback Features

The 2017 Fiat Fullback will be offered exclusively in a double-cab configuration, whereas the European version should be available in two trim levels. As for the Fullback’s proportions, expect it to measure 5,285 mm in length, 1780 mm in height and 1815 mm in width. Outside the US, these dimensions position Fiat’s new model in the mid-size pickup truck segment. Naturally, the Fullback will share most of its features with the Mitsubishi L200 on which it is based. The most notable differences include a slightly reshaped grille, bumpers as well as several interior tweaks.

2017 Fiat Fullback pickup

Engine Specs

When it comes to the engine specifications, Fiat has announced the Fiat Fullback 2017 to come with a four-cylinder diesel unit. This 2.4-liter turbodiesel will be offered in two variants, churning out either 150- or 180 horsepower. Its power will be transmitted to the wheels through a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. Just like its Mitsubishi sibling, the Fullback will feature a full-time four-wheel drive system, with the payload of 1,049 kg (2,303 lbs). Thanks to its lightweight construction, the new pickup is expected to return impressive fuel efficiency figures.

2017 Fiat Fullback Competition

The Italian automaker obviously plans to take on some of the most successful trucks sold globally, such as the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and VW Amarok. However, it remains to be seen whether the 2017 Fiat Fullback has what it takes to establish itself in this tough competition.

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