Fiat Fullback to launch in South Africa in Q3 2016 – Report

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Based on the Mitsubishi L200.

According to a report from IOL, the Fiat Fullback will launch in South Africa in Q3 2016 in both single and double-cab formats. Fiat’s newest pickup made its world debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show in November.

2016 Fiat Fullback Double Cab at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show
The Fiat Fullback made its world debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show in November.

Basically a rebadged Mitsubishi L200/Mitsubishi Triton, the Fiat Fullback will serve as the company’s global one-tonne pickup. The single cab variant is 5,155 mm long, 1,815 mm wide and 1,780 mm high, with a 2265 mm long load-bed that is capable of a 1,100 kg payload, which on the double cab is a little longer at 5285 mm, but gives up 745 mm of its load-bed to accommodate the bench seat and rear doors.

Powering the Fiat Fullback is a 2.4-liter 16 valve inline four-cylinder petrol engine capable of 132 hp at 5,250 rpm and 202 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, or a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine in two power tunes: 134 hp and 175 hp. All engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, while a 4WD system could be offered in double cab variant.

2016 Fiat Fullback Single Cab front quarter at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show
The single cab variant is 5,155 mm long, 1,815 mm wide and 1,780 mm high, with a 2265 mm long load-bed that is capable of taking in a 1100 kg payload.

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The 2WD Fullback petrol variant is claimed to have a top-speed of 169 km/h, and features an independent wishbone with coil springs up front and elliptical leaf springs at the rear. Stopping power comes from 15-inch ventilated disc brakes at the front and 10-inch drum brakes at the rear.

Fiat Fullback Double Cab – Image Gallery

Fiat Fullback Single Cab – Image Gallery

[Source: IOL]

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