The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, was unveiled overnight at the Dubai motor show.
Visually the differences between the Triton and Fullback centre on the Fiat’s new grille and bumper arrangement, new alloy wheels, and its extra lashings of chrome around the sills.
The new Fullback will be sold in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from May 2016, and will be available in four body styles: single cab, extended cab, double cab and chassis. Payload capacity is rated at a maximum of 1100kg.
Fiat will offer the Fullback with a choice of two compression ignition engines: an 2.5-litre turbo-diesel with between 81kW and 131kW of power, and a 2.4-litre aluminium turbo-diesel with either 113kW or 133kW mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed auto.
There will also be a 2.4-litre petrol engine with 97kW of power and a five-speed manual gearbox. Drivetrain choices will vary by country, but Fiat is planning on offering both rear- and four-wheel drive variants of the Fullback.
There are currently no plans for the Fiat Fullback to be offered in Australia.
Fiat Chrysler Australia’s director of marketing, Zac Loo, told CarAdvice earlier this year: “We’re not on the program for it … Obviously Mitsubishi isn’t strong in all parts of the world so it’s quite a good tie-up on both sides, but for us Mitsubishi is reasonably well represented in our market.”