Fiat Fullback Cross 2017 review

Fiat Fullback

The Cross is the new flagship of the Fiat Fullback pickup truck range. We see if there’s more to it than a few black plastic add-ons

Not too long ago, pickup trucks were a bit of an odd choice in the UK. While our cousins across the pond couldn’t get enough of them, we were much bigger fans of the drier and more secure cargo hold of the good old van.But these days, the pickup is becoming more and more popular, helped by exceedingly tempting tax rates for company car drivers and the kind of outdoorsy image these trucks give. That’s where the Fiat Fullback Cross steps in, as a high-spec version of the regular Fullback with a bit more visual clout.The additional attitude is generated by fancy 17in wheels, an aggressive new front grille, a ‘sports bar’ for the load bed and side steps all painted in a moody black. You also get black mirrors, door handles and wheel arch extensions, while a silver skidplate-effect bumper adds a little contrast.To give a little substance, you also get a soft-opening tailgate, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system and a locking rear differential. The rest of the kit list is identical to the well-equipped Fullback LX. That means the only engine available is a 2.4-litre turbodiesel with 178bhp, although you do get the choice of a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. …read more

Source:: Autocar