Fiat’s long-running Panda city car has been on sale for over twenty years and incredibly is only on to its third generation with the launch of the new model.
And for the first time in the UK, the Fiat Panda will be available with four-wheel drive, the smallest car in the UK to offer the versatile drivetrain.
This will give the Panda extra grip and traction in tricky weather conditions and should be popular with UK buyers who have famously embraced 4×4 cars.
The newest Fiat Panda keeps the same distinctive, upright design of previous versions but softens some of the lines for a more modern appearance.
However, it keeps the chunky headlamps, roof rails and box-like rear end for added practicality over the likes of the fashionable Fiat 500.
4×4 versions get chunkier bumpers, black wheel arches and side skirts and attractive 15-inch dark alloy wheels.
It is also raised up from the ground compared to two-wheel drive options for extra clearance, although engine choices remain the same.
For the first time with a Fiat Panda model, Fiat will introduce its two-cylinder petrol engine, named TwinAir, to the range. A previous International Engine of the Year winner, the petrol engine is one of the greenest in the world and offers CO2 emissions of 114g/km – the lowest for any UK 4×4 car.
It also delivers 57.6mpg on the combined cycle, making it one of the best 4×4 cars for fuel economy. A top speed of 103mph means it also offers enough performance to cope with everyday life.
The new Fiat Panda 4×4 also comes with a diesel option; the 1.3-litre MultiJet delivers 125g/km of CO2 emissions and 60.1mpg.
Prices for the new Fiat Panda 4×4 start from £13,950 for the petrol and £14,950 for the diesel model with a single trim level offered for both.
You can buy the Fiat Panda 4×4 from next year at Fiat Perrys dealerships.