The all new FIAT Fullback Professional will be the first Italian ute to hit the market and will join the Amaro as only the second European ute. Referred to at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show as a pick-up truck, the Fullback’s debut was well received by all attendees present.

As we can only speculate in these earlier days what it is we will be receiving in Australia. Fiat have said that Europe and other non-European markets, the Fullback will be available with a 2.4-litre aluminium turbo diesel engine with two power outputs – 113kW or 133kW – combined with a new six-speed manual gearbox or five-speed automatic transmission with sports mode.

All versions of the Fullback have a maximum height of 1,780 mm and are up to 1,815 mm wide with a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. The payload capacity, according to the configuration, comes up 1,100 kg.

An interesting new contender in the ute vehichle market which is already very competitive with leading brands like the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT60, Isuzu D-Max, Volkswagen Amarok and Holden Colorado.