The Italian carmaker needed an off-road pickup in its LCV lineup and the logical partner was the Mitsubishi. Previously, the Japanese carmaker worked closely with Dodge, which was now in a partnership with Fiat. After the paper were signed, a badge-engineered Mitsubishi L200 was introduced on the market as Fiat Fullback. It was available in a few body choices, including an extended-cab version.
The main difference between the Fullback and the L200 was the badge and the front fascia. Fiat Fullback featured swept-back headlights and a mesh grille with a 3D pattern on it. The extended cab offered enough room in the back for two adults on short trips, such as from the storage area to the construction site, or to the stable to deliver hay for horses.
Inside, the Fullback featured cloth upholstery for the base trim level, while the leather seats and aluminum inserts were fitted as standard on the upper trim levels. A big infotainment system, carried over from Mitsubishi, was fitted as an option. At least, the air-conditioning was standard.
Fiat Professional was the Italian carmaker's utility vehicle arm, and its customers who already had LCV's from it asked for a reliable and trustworthy off-road vehicle. Fiat offered the Fullback. Under the hood, the pickup-truck featured a 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine for most of the markets, while in specific countries was available with a 2.3-liter gasoline unit. The standard transmission was a 6-speed manual, while a 5-speed automatic was on the options list. A low-range gear was fitted as standard for the entire range.