FCA Signs Fullback Mitsubishi L200 To Fiat Professionals For 2016 Season

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

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.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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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

  • EBFlex At the summer property putting boats in the water, leveling boat lifts, cleaning the lots for summer, etc. Typical cabin stuff in the most beautiful place on the planet
  • Lou_BC I've I spent the past few days in what we refer to as "the lower mainland". I see Tesla's everywhere and virtually every other brand of EV. I was in downtown Vancouver along side a Rivian R1T. A Rivian R1S came off as side street and was following it. I saw one other R1S. 18% of new vehicles in BC are EV'S. It tends to match what I saw out my windshield. I only saw 2 fullsized pickups. One was a cool '91 3/4 ton regular cab. I ran across 2 Tacoma's. Not many Jeeps. There were plenty of Porches, Mercedes, and BMW's. I saw 2 Aston Martin DBX707's. It's been fun car watching other than the stress of driving in big city urban traffic. I'd rather dodge 146,000 pound 9 axle logging trucks on one lane roads.
  • IBx1 Never got the appeal of these; it looks like there was a Soviet mandate to create a car with two doors and a roof that could be configured in different ways.
  • CAMeyer Considering how many voters will be voting for Trump because they remember that gas prices were low in 2020–never mind the pandemic—this seems like a wise move.
  • The Oracle Been out on the boat on Lake James (NC) and cooking up some hella good food here with friends at the lake place.