For a limited period, until the end of September, business customers can put themselves behind the wheel of the all-new FIAT Professional Fullback pickup truck for just £249, with an initial payment of just £1,494, courtesy of a new business contact hire package offered by FIAT Professional.

The business contract hire package runs for 24 months, so businesses aren’t tied to long contracts, and the mileage allowance is an attractive 10,000 miles per year. For added peace of mind, BCH customers can roll scheduled maintenance costs into the contract for an additional £18 per month, making running a new FIAT Professional Fullback even easier to afford and budget for.

Engineered to meet the broad needs of business users  – both professional and recreational – the new FIAT Professional Fullback adopts the upmarket appearance of a sports SUV with its swept-back fascia, chunky front bumper and roomy cab-forward layout, not to mention the distinctive swage lines along the flanks which help integrate the bed into the overall design.

Powered by an advanced, 2.4-litre aluminium-block turbo diesel engine with a variable-geometry turbo charger, the FIAT Professional Fullback LX produces 180hp and 430Nm, while the full-time four-wheel drive system has four electrically-controlled settings: 2H, 4H plus 4HLc and 4LLc. The official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is 44.1mpg (6.4L/100km) and its CO2 emission figure is 173g/km. Other technical highlights across the FIAT ProfessionalFullback range include a 1045kg payload with a bed length of up to 1.85m, 3,100kg un-braked towing capacity, best-in-class turning circle, sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle with leaf springs for maximum reliability and sturdiness.

Standard equipment on the LX includes heated leather upholstery, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation as standard. Lane Departure Warning, a reversing camera and a comfort-oriented “Touring” suspension are also included in the generous LX specification.

The FIAT Professional Fullback starts at £20,995 (excluding VAT, VED, delivery and plates) for the SX version. The high-specification LX manual is priced from £22,995 (excluding VAT and OTR charges) while the LX automatic is priced from £24,395 (excluding VAT and OTR charges).

Further information on the FIAT Professional Fullback, and the rest of the FIAT Professional range including the all-new Talento and new Fiorino, is available from www.fiatprofessionalpress.co.uk and business users can find out more on the public website www.fiatprofessional.co.uk