It’s been 40 years since Fiat’s Panda arrived and to mark the occasion the Italian manufacturer has revealed a revised version, which introduces new derivatives and more tech,
Unveiled in Italy, where the Panda is the country’s best-selling new car, the updated model gains two new trim levels – City Life and Sport, which join the existing Cross and City Cross model.
City Life comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, mudguards, side skirts and contrasting trim to make it more stylish than the outgoing model.
The Sport brings cosmetic upgrades, too, and is a trim level already seen on the brand’s 500 and Tipo models. It features 16-inch alloys, body-coloured trim and red accents, with red brake callipers and a sports steering wheel also available.
The updated Panda will also be available with a touchscreen for the first time, with previous versions only coming with a cable to clip your phone into – this serving as the main infotainment. But the Panda now gains a seven-inch touchscreen, which is also available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Fiat’s recently-introduced 1.0-litre mild-hybrid powertrain will also be available across the full range, and brings noticeable efficiency gains compared to the 1.2-litre unit it indirectly replaces.
This is the first major update for the third-generation Fiat Panda since it arrived in 2011, though the Italian marque has introduced various new trim options throughout its lifetime.
The full UK Panda line-up is yet to be announced, but prices are expected to start from around £10,000 by the time it’s launched at the end of this year.Enquire on a new Fiat Panda