After just a couple of years in production, the Fullback is about to end its production. The Italian carmaker had the intention to offer a pickup truck to a specific market but never had enough potentials to develop such a vehicle. Therefore, they made a deal with the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi to create pretty much a re-badged version of the popular L200. The two models are almost identical, but Fiat planned to offer its model on markets where Mitsubishi isn’t present that much, particularly in Europe and South America. However, it never managed to establish a decent position on the market. Therefore, the truck will be discontinued after just a couple of years. The 2020 Fiat Fullback will be the last year model in production.
Is there a chance to see a successor?
According to the latest reports, probably not, at least not in the near future. The Italian carmaker will continue with its familiar lineup of commercial vehicles, which also includes a couple of models with a chassis cab design. Still, the only pickup that will remain in production is a small model called Toro, which has a lot in common with the Jeep Renegade. This also leads us to the conclusion that the future Fiat pickup could be based on some of FCA’s North American trucks, such as Jeep Gladiator or the rumored Dodge Dakota. In any case, the 2020 Fiat Fullback will be the last year model of the current truck, so we don’t expect to see any notable change.
2020 Fiat Fullback Specs
Considering that this is going to be a swansong version of the pickup truck, we don’t expect to see any notable change. The 2020 Fiat Fullback is about to continue in the same way, which has a lot in common with the Mitsubishi L200. Moreover, this is practically nothing more than a re-badged version of the Japanese truck. In terms of mechanics, the two models are almost identical. Same goes for the aesthetics. Practically, the only major difference is different front fascia and Fiat’s badge on the grille. Other than that, things are pretty much the same. Moreover, the two models are coming out of the same factory line.
Things inside the truck are also pretty much the same as in the Japanese model. Differences are minimal, mainly in terms of different trims and steering wheel. The rest of the cabin looks pretty much the same. Just like the Mitsubishi, base trims are bare bones, without tech goodies like the touchscreen interface and similar things. Most of the cabin features hard plastics, which isn’t too nice on touch but features excellent durability. All in all, things are pretty typical for the segment.
2020 Fiat Fullback Engines
The engine is definitely one of the strongest points of this pickup truck. It features Mitsubishi’s well-known 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which comes in two output variants, with either 160 or 190 horsepower. Compared to most rivals, these engines feature smaller displacement. However, it is pretty efficient, so a max output is on par with other engines in the class. Therefore, this engine features pretty impressive mpg ratings without sacrificing performances. This truck needs just a little bit more than 10 seconds to hit 60 mph. On the other side, fuel economy easily goes over 35 mpg, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2020 Fiat Fullback Release Date and Price
The farewell 2020 Fiat Fullback is about to hit the market sometime late in the year. We don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of the price. The current model starts at around 23.500 Euros, while range-topping versions can go up to 32.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max etc.