During the third quarter of 2016 the Italian car manufacturer will hit the car market with a medium-duty pick-up truck capable of carrying a single tonne of load or drag three and a half tonnes behind it. The Fiat Fullback will come out in single, extended and double cab formats and will ship with a 2.4L petrol or tuned-up 2.5L turbo-diesel engine. The drive-train will be available in rear or four wheel drive with a five speed manual or automatic gearbox.

In short, the new Fullback is ready to take on any challenge, hence its name, which is derived from the key position in rugby – the last man in the line of defense and also a defender in attack – which denotes a player who is capable of dealing with any situation.

All versions of the Fullback have a maximum height of 1 780mm and are up to 1 815mm wide with a wheelbase of 3 000mm. The length varies depending on the configuration – 5 155mm (single cab), 5 275mm (extended cab), 5 285mm (double cab). Also the length of the cargo compartment changes – 2 265mm (single cab), 1 850mm (extended cab) and 1 520mm (double cab). The payload capacity, according to the configuration, comes up to
1 100kg.

By Shawn Greyling