Fiat is expanding its mild-hybrid Panda range with the introduction of the more efficient powertrain onto its ‘Easy’ grade.
Added to the firm’s rugged-looking Panda City Cross earlier this year, buyers can now choose the new powertrain on its more conventional hatchback.
The mild-hybrid setup sees a 1.0-litre petrol engine combined with an integrated belt-starter generator and a battery to produce 69bhp, with Fiat claiming it’s 10 per cent more efficient than the regular 68bhp 1.2-litre petrol option, while also dropping CO2 emissions and improving responsiveness. The manufacturer claims it’ll return 52.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of 122g/km.
Priced from £11,840 – just £700 more than the regular petrol model – standard equipment includes 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Bluetooth and DAB radio. Order books for the new variant are now open.
This year marks 40 years since the original Fiat Panda was produced, with more than 7.8 million being produced in that time. It’s also Italy’s most popular new car. You’re also able to choose it in rugged Cross and 4x4 guises, which offer impressive off-roading ability for a small car.
Fiat also introduced the mild-hybrid setup onto its 500 city car earlier this year as part of a growing push towards electrification. Shortly the Italian manufacturer will also offer a new electric 500, which will have a range of 199 miles. First deliveries of this new EV are expected at the start of 2021.Enquire on a new Fiat Panda