FCA Signs Fullback Mitsubishi L200 To Fiat Professionals For 2016 Season

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
fca signs fullback mitsubishi l200 to fiat professionals for 2016 season

Making its debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, the Fiat Fullback will be playing its first season in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa next May.

The Fullback — a rebadged Mitsubishi L200 — takes its name from the position found in rugby, soccer, and American football. Its purpose: to help Fiat break into the medium-duty pickup segment in the aforementioned EMEA market, where 675,000 units from the likes of Ford, Toyota and Mitsubishi were sold in 2014.

Fiat’s new pickup will come in single, extended, double and chassis cab configurations with three trim levels available. Payload capacity will top out at 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs), depending on configuration.

Power for Middle Eastern and North African Fullbacks will come from a 2.5-liter diesel — good for between 110 and 178 horses — and a 2.4-liter gasoline engine capable of 132 horsepower. Both engines will send their power to the back or all corners through a five-speed manual gearbox.

Engines will differ in Europe where two 2.4-liter aluminum turbodiesels will deliver 150 and 180 horses, with either six-speed manual or five-speed auto with sport mode moving the power out back or all around.

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  • Olddavid Olddavid on Nov 10, 2015

    Back in the "old days" when I worked the Fleet desk, medium duty referred to 10,000GVW and up. What gives?

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Nov 10, 2015

      That's still the same. It may be different for overseas markets, though.

  • Formula m Formula m on Nov 10, 2015

    Sergio noticed a marketing opportunity when Toyota was taking heat for vehicles being supplied to terrorists. As for the truck, I like that Mitsubishi is stil making trucks somewhere

  • Kwik_Shift Oh, just wait until everything is electrified and linked. Then they'll say "Demand is up!", thus raising prices exponentially. They got you under their control now.
  • Cprescott Yawn.
  • 28-Cars-Later Wrangler people are crazy.
  • 28-Cars-Later "Transition" to layoffs, this guy is the Bob(s) from Office Space.
  • Vap65689119 As a release engineer I also worked in quality, if they are serious they should look at Toyotas business model which has their suppliers as genuine partners, thats how you get a quality product