The new model marks Fiat’s entry into the medium-duty pick up segment and has been designed to meet professional and lifestyle needs.
Available as a double cab only and with all-wheel drive standard on all versions, the FIAT Professional Fullback starts at £20,995 for the SX, £22,995 for the LX and £24,395 for the LX automatic. All prices are excluding VAT and OTR fees.
Technical highlights 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 turning circle said to be best-in-class. Other features include double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle with leaf springs.
The SX model is equipped with an aluminium-block, 2.4-litre diesel engine with a variable-geometry turbo charger which produces 150hp and 380Nm of torque whilst offering an official combined-cycle fuel economy figure of 44.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 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 LX model gets a higher powered version of the diesel, with 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 with a CO2 emission figure of 173g/km.
There's also an LX automatic model with a five-speed transmission – official fuel economy for this model is 39.2mpg combined, with CO2 emissions of 189g/km.
Standard equipment on the SX version includes electric windows and mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB digital radio, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, steering-wheel mounted remote audio controls, air conditioning (including rear vents), Start & Stop and a tubular side step.
Safety features cover seven airbags, advanced ESC with ASR, TSA (Trailer Stability Assist), LED DRLs, hill start assist and cruise control with a speed limiter.
The LX adds to this with keyless go, leather upholstery, electrically-adjusted and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, enhanced body styling, privacy glass and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation as standard. Lane Departure Warning, a reversing camera and a comfort-orientated “Touring” suspension are also featured.
The LX automatic also adds in an upgraded 7-inch infotainment system and transmission paddle gear shifters.