Two years ago, Fiat and Mitsubishi signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to jointly develop and produce a brand new pickup truck. Well, it’s been revealed in full, and it’s nothing more than a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton (also known as the L200 in certain markets).
Items exclusive to the Fiat are mainly aesthetics, differing in the front grille, satin silver skid plates, larger side steps and textured black sport bar compared to the Triton. Inside, the leather upholstered seats get heating function, and a dual zone climate control system is standard.
Even the oily bits remain the same – a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel producing 180 hp and 430 Nm of torque. It’s paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, although a six-speed manual can be optioned. The Fullback Cross also gets the same electronically controlled differential.
Other standard kit comprise of LED DRLs, bi-xenon headlamps, seven airbags, Lane Departure Warning and the usual three-lettered acronyms.
Over 170,000 units of the Fiat pickup will be produced at Mitsubishi’s manufacturing facility in Thailand.