Images of the new Fiat pickup for 2016 have been leaked and show a unique and flamboyant design. The Fiat Professional pickup, which will be based on the 2015 Mitsubishi L200, is due to hit the market early to mid-2016.
The global demand for pickup trucks, especially in South America where Fiat is a top manufacturer, is growing and too big for a global manufacturer like Fiat to ignore. Plans for a pickup go back a decade, and there were talks of a shared platform with Fiat’s American sister brand, Ram Trucks.
However, after a change of heart Fiat officially announced it would be partnering with Mitsubishi in May 2014. The Mitsubishi L200 is a respected truck that has sold well over its four generations.
Both the new generation of the Mitsubishi L200 and the new Fiat pickup will be powered by the new, Euro-6 compliant 2.4-litre engine with a 6-speed transmission, which offers impressive fuel economy and low emissions. It will have a ground clearance of around 205mm and one of the largest load beds in its class.