Part of the incredible Panda story – 6.5 million cars built over more than 30 successful years – the 4×4 version was first introduced in 1983.
This latest, third generation, range starts at £14,950 for the 1.3 16v MultiJet 4×4 diesel version. The two-wheel drive Trekking starts at £13,450 for the MultiJet.
New Panda 4×4 is the off-road version of the new Panda and offers a captivating mix of excellent on-road manners with off-road sure-footedness, thanks to its permanent four-wheel drive system. The attractive car features body-coloured ‘4×4 style’ bumpers with satin aluminium finished skid-plate, roof rails, side mouldings with ‘4×4’ logo, black wheel arches and side skirts, 15-inch dark alloy wheels and raised ground clearance suspension.
Inside, the Panda 4×4 benefits from twin-coloured seats, coloured dashboard, door panels in coloured ‘eco-leather’, and a gloss black instrument surround. Trekking models get a similar treatment, but with a black skid-plate instead of satin aluminium and lighter finish alloy wheels.
The MultiJet (75hp) can reach 99mph (100mph), returns 60.1mpg (67.3mpg) and has a CO2 figure of 125g/km (109g/km).
“The Fiat Panda 4×4 is one of the best-known, and most capable four-wheel drive cars available, and we are delighted to announce it for the UK,” says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. “And the new Panda Trekking is also an exciting introduction from Fiat, and will be an ideal choice for customers who care about style but don’t need a full 4×4.
“I am very happy we are launching these two news cars and look forward to seeing them on – and off – the road.”