Fiat is cranking up the volume with a new flagship trim level for its Fullback pickup. The Fiat Fullback Cross combines the practicality and efficiency of the standard Fullback with greater kerb appeal thanks to its unique styling details.
Stand out from the crowd
Focusing firmly of the lifestyle sector, the Cross has been developed for those who want to stand out from the crowd. The Italian manufacturer has added quite a lot of extra kit to create this impressive look, including an aerodynamic black sport bar, which gives elegance to its silhouette and underlines its profile.
The model’s eye-catchingly sporty look is further enhanced by aggressive features such as front grille with black ingots, a satin silver skid plate, rear view mirrors, handles, wheel arches and 17-inch wheels with matte black finish, while the new, innovatively styled side steps are finished in black – which are all unique to the Cross.
The Cross also inherits a lot of kit from the LX, including Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, soft tailgate opening, and leather seats and steering wheel. The front seats are also heated, with electric adjustment on the driver’s side.
Infotainment is provided by a DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, which comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display and satellite navigation.
Engine and driveline
Under the bonnet is the newly-developed 2.4-litre engine, which produces up to 180PS and 430Nm. Averaging 40.9mpg, the engine is not only economical but, thanks to a lean NOx trap, achieves the Euro-6 emission standard without the need of AdBlue.
There are rear and central locking differentials. The central diff can be locked for a 50/50 front-rear axle split for off-road use. The system also offers the option of low-range gears and, for the most extreme terrains, mechanical locking of the rear differential.
Fiat Fullback Cross price & availability
The Fullback Cross has been on sale since September 2017, and is available from both Fiat passenger car and commercial dealerships. Prices start from £26,495 plus VAT for the six-speed manual, and increase to £27,895 for the five-speed automatic. Business contract hire rates start from £289 plus VAT per month.