The diminutive Panda has enjoyed tremendous popularity since its launch in 1980, having sold over 6.5 million units in that time. Now in its third generation, the new Panda has even more to offer, with major enhancements to comfort, equipment and technology. In addition to the classic Panda, the range also includes the Panda City Cross, Panda 4x4 and the Panda Cross, each with their own unique styling and specifications.
The Panda’s new aerodynamic design has significantly reduced drag as well as creating a fresh, contemporary look. Colour options in the range include Tango Red, Anthracite Grey and Mediterranean Blue, with colours available varying according to your chosen trim level. Trim levels for the Panda are the Pop, Easy and Lounge. Body-coloured bumpers feature contrast inserts on the Lounge edition for an eye-catching look, and this model also features front fog lights and 15-inch alloy wheels.
The contemporary look continues inside the cabin, with stylish upholstery in a choice of charcoal and red shades, and an attractive and intuitively laid-out dashboard. The new ergonomically designed, height adjustable steering wheel makes driving more comfortable, and all models have electric front windows for your convenience. Air conditioning is installed in the Easy and Lounge versions so you can maintain your ideal temperature inside whatever the weather is doing outside. Opt for the Lounge trim and you get the added luxury of a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. The new Panda’s boot is bigger than that of its predecessor, now providing 260 litres of space, with additional capacity when the rear seats are folded down. The optional Cargo Box gives you a completely flat boot floor for easier loading.
You can choose from a 1.2-litre 8V petrol engine and a 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol engine for the classic Panda. The 1.2-litre edition gives you 54mpg and has CO2 emissions of 120g/km, and the 0.9-litre version returns 67mpg, and emits 99g/km CO2.
The entry level Pop trim has a radio with CD and MP3 player. A Uconnect audio system with Bluetooth is fitted on the Lounge edition, with six speakers, audio streaming, voice recognition and AUX-in ports. A smartphone cradle means you have your technology located securely in the ideal position for viewing map features or accessing hands-free functions.
Safety features provided in the Panda include ESP, Fiat’s Hill Holder function, and window, passenger and driver’s airbags.
If you would like to find out more about the classic Panda or any of the other models in the Panda range, call us or visit our Yeomans Fiat showroom in Eastbourne. Our helpful Fiat experts are on hand to answer all your questions and will happily arrange a test drive for you.