The company says the new top-of-the-range model “meets the ever-increasing demand for vehicles which are rugged and versatile, but have specific car-class comfort and strong design characterisation. With a striking lifestyle character, the new Fiat Fullback Cross is an extremely functional pickup, providing top performance during working hours as well as getting the most from leisure time.”
The Fullback Cross is available this month at Fiat and Fiat Professional dealerships, priced from £26,495 (excl. VAT) for the 2.4 178 bhp 6Spd Manual Cross.
The new vehicle features exclusive style details such as the exclusive, aerodynamic textured black sport bar. The look is further enhanced by aggressive features such as front grille with black ingots, a satin silver skid plate, rear view mirrors, handles, wheel arches and 17-inch wheels with matte black finish, while the new side steps are finished in black.
This updated look goes hand-in-hand with a long standard equipment list, including rear differential lock, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, soft tailgate opening, and leather seats and steering wheel. The front seats are also heated, with electric adjustment on the driver’s side. In addition to this, the equipment includes the navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen, and DAB radio with Sat Nav and Bluetooth.
Safety is addressed, courtesy of seven airbags (including driver’s kneebag), electronic stability control, trailer stability assist, lane departure warning (LDW) and hill start assist. In addition, Fullback Cross has ultrasonic parking sensors which are activated when reverse gear is engaged.
The traction system stands out in comparison to its competitors: with four different driving modes, making it, according to Fiat, the most comprehensive in the lifestyle category. With the touch of a button, it switches from two-wheel drive mode, ideal for fuel-saving, to all-wheel drive, with a Torsen central differential that automatically shares the torque between the front and rear axles in response to traction needs.
The central differential can be locked for a 50/50 front-rear axle split for off-road use. The system also offers the option of low-range gears and, for the most extreme terrains, mechanical locking of the rear differential.
Fullback Cross is available in the double cab configuration with a length of 5.28 metres, width of 1.81 metres and height of 1.78 metres. The wheelbase is 3.00 metres. In spite of its considerable size, Fiat says the pickup leads its segment in agility with the turning circle diameter – just 11.8 metres – claimed to be best-in-class. A rear parking camera is supplied as standard. The Fullback is able to transport up to 1.1 tonnes and tow 3,100 kg.
The new Fiat Fullback Cross is equipped with a 2.4-litre common-rail turbodiesel engine of 178 bhp with torque of 317 ft lb, with variable valve lift to maximise power and keep fuel consumption and emissions down. The engine complies with Euro 6 standards, without having to use AdBlue. The Fullback Cross also offers two transmissions: manual six-speed or automatic five-speed, the latter with steering wheel paddles. The 2.4 178 bhp 5Spd Auto Cross costs £27,895 (excl. VAT).