Following the world reveal at the “2015 Dubai International Motor Show”, the newest addition to the award winning Fiat Professional range was revealed at a specialised event held 100 metres below ground level.
Backed by over a hundred years of history and an excellent reputation in the global LCV industry, the Fiat Professional brand is making another leap forward with the launch of Fullback, one that completes its current extensive range of products and services that are tailored to the needs of professional customers.
The Fullback has sporty proportions with its forward extending cab and a reduced front overhang. The front has a definite touch of Italian style in line with the new stylistic mark of the brand. The sides have distinct ribs that streamline the body and the rear is well connected to the cab. The interiors reflect the functionality of a work vehicle as well as the comfort and elegance of a high range SUV.
Perfectly in line with the best of the competition in terms of configuration, dimensions and engines, Fiat Professional’s new pick-up in South Africa will be available with two engine options on the double cab – a 2.5-litre diesel with a power output from 100kW to 131kW, whilst the single cab comes standard with a 2.4-litre petrol engine that delivers 97kW. The petrol engine is provided with a five-speed manual gearbox, the diesel engine offer is aligned to the best competition and can be combined, according to each market’s offer, with a manual gearbox or automatic transmission, both with five speeds. At the time of launch the diesel engine will be available with a manual transmission.
Fullback is available in a 4×2 version (rear-wheel drive) in the single and double cab, as well as in a 4×4 version (all-wheel drive) in the double cab; the latter will certainly be the one most appreciated by those who, for work reasons, need to reach areas that are far away from asphalted roads or drive down tough off-road trails, with part time 4×4 manual selection and rear differential lockers (e-locker).
The Fullback range consists of three model derivatives as mentioned earlier, the single cab 2.4 Petrol (97kW) 4×2 comes standard with the following: 2wd High rider, power windows, manual air conditioning, central power locking, 16” steel wheels, cloth seats, ABS with EBD and the rear load bin is rubberised. The Double cab 2.5 Diesel (100kW) 4×2 SX comes standard with E-locker rear axle, leather trim, cruise control, power windows front and rear, manual air conditioner, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, audio controls on steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, tow bar and rubberised load bin.
The flagship Double cab 2.5 Diesel (131kW) 4×4 LX comes standard with part time 4WD, E-locker Rear Axle, 17” alloy wheels, Bi Xenon headlights, leather trim, cruise control, Bluetooth and USB, rear view camera, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, keyless entry (remote), audio controls on steering, tow bar and rubberised rear load bin.
So as you can see there is nothing you are short of in your new Fullback pick-up, it’s capable of getting you through the toughest terrain.