Considering its quite recent launch, it was pretty much expected from the 2018 Fiat Fullback come without bigger changes. This capable mid-size pickup was originally launched two years ago.
It is heavily based on the famous Mitsubishi L200, which is one of the key players in the segment. Two models are almost identical. The only difference is front fascia, as well as some minor details on the inside. Rest of the truck is identical, including the engine which comes in two output variants. Considering the two models are coming from the same factory line, this seems natural.
The 2018 Fullback continues in the same way, featuring no bigger changes. It is a capable, but yet economic truck, characterized by a pretty generous offer of standard equipment. All in all, a great alternative for those who don’t need a full-size truck.
2018 Fiat Fullback redesign
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2018 Fiat Fullback continues without changes. This truck is characterized by the design that is completely identical to L200. These models ride on the same platform and feature the same engines. Dimensions are also identical, as well as the overall styling. The only difference in terms of styling is at the front, where Fullback comes with its own front fascia.
The only major difference between these two models is in terms of cab configuration. Unlike the L200, which comes in Regular and Double Cab versions, Italian truck is not available in that workhorse version. Already the cheapest model in the offer comes with plenty of comfort and convenience.
When it comes to the interior design, two models are almost identical. There is a familiar dashboard design, while Fiat installs its own steering wheel, which is probably the biggest difference inside the truck. In addition, there are few unique details.
2018 Fiat Fullback features
Trim level organization from previous year models remained unchanged for this year. The 2018 Fiat Fullback comes with a decent amount of standard equipment already in its base version. This model is called SX and it comes with things like cruise control, hill-assist, air conditioning, LED daytime running lights etc. Still, this version is available with manual transmission only. The upscale LX adds plenty of interesting things. First of all, it comes with a more powerful engine, and also with automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It also includes things like leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, privacy glass and a bigger 7-inch touchscreen. Also, there is a bunch of hi-tech things like lane departure system, bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control, navigation etc. Another interesting addition is a softer suspension, which provides some extra comfort.
2018 Fiat Fullback engines
When it comes to powertrain, things are pretty much the same as in L200. There is a very capable but also highly efficient 2.4-liter diesel engine, which comes in two output versions, with 148 and 178 horsepower. As we’ve mentioned, there is both automatic and manual transmission in the offer. This engine is not just reliable and capable, but also efficient.
Just like L200, 2018 Fiat Fullback is one of the most economical trucks in the class. In a combined ride, this truck can easily return over 50 miles per gallon, which is by far the best result in class. Still, this doesn’t mean that 2018 Fiat Fullback trails in terms of performances at all. Moreover, it is as capable as other mid-size truck in the class.
2018 Fiat Fullback price and competition
The 2018 Fiat Fullback keeps the price unchanged, so the base model goes around £ 25,500, or € 29,000. On dollars, this means around 33.000. Competition is pretty tough. Some of the key players in the class are models like Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max etc.