Fiat Professional has taken to the Dubai International Motor Show its brand new Fullback medium-duty pickup truck, showcased as a worldwide introduction at the event.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking to expand its sales and profit towards 2018 and the tremendous feat includes the automaker tapping previously unused niches. One of them would be the medium-duty pickup segment, which has been growing around the world in line with the recent customer love for SUVs, crossovers and pickup utes. The company has already showcased the Brazilian born Toro around a month ago and now they have taken to the Dubai International Motor Show the Fullback medium-duty pickup truck, which is widely expected to have a bigger, global, appeal. Based on region, the new model will be offered in the traditional single cab, extended cab, double cab and chassis versions and will come with a full payload capacity of no more than 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs). While length will range based on configuration, all versions will have set dimensions as well: 1,815 mm wide, 1,780 mm tall and a 3,000 mm wheelbase. Length is of at least 5,155 mm when opting for the single cab body style, growing to 5,275 mm when choosing the extended cab and reaching 5,285 mm when the double cab is called into action.
Unlike the Toro, the Fullback’s design is pretty self-explanatory – since it uses all the elements from the donor, the Mitsubishi L200, and only changes badges – and Fiat Professinal intends to sell the new truck in the EMEA region starting May 2016. Engine options also vary depending on the region, with the Middle East and Africa taking home a 110 PS & 178 PS 2.5-liter turbodiesel and a 132 PS 2.4-liter petrol – all mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Europe and certain non-Euro countries will get to experience the well known 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine with 150 PS and 180 PS power steps using an entirely new six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox that also comes with a “sport” setting.