TRITONíS ITALIAN JOB

THIS is Fiatís take on the Mitsubishi Triton Ute, and itís called the Fullback.

Basically, itís a rebadged MQ Triton with the same 2.4L diesel engine and the choice of auto or manual gearboxes. Only the double-cab 4x4 Fullback was shown at the unveiling in Dubai last month.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has said the Fullback will be for international markets, but there has been no confirmation if and when it will come to Australia. If it does, it will join the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado and Triton in the hotly contested one-tonne ute segment. The Fullback could be just the vehicle to give FCA a contender in that popular segment, where it currently has none.

The much rmoured Wrangler ute wouldnít go astray, though.