VW Up vs Fiat Panda gallery: CAR's twin test
In the new April 2012 issue of CAR Magazine, we pit two of 2012's big small cars head-to-head: the Volkswagen Up and the Fiat Panda. Don't miss Anthony ffrench-Constant's seven-page twin test in the magazine - but to whet your appetite we've dug up a dozen extra pictures that we couldn't quite squeeze into the mag. Enjoy our gallery below!
Two star-struck lovers in Verona? The Fiat Panda takes on VW's Up in Italy. Where else?
The Italians went potty over the VW Up. This angle shows how much taller the Panda is.
We sent snapper Mark Fagelson scampering up the local piazza tower to get this shot. We don't think it was him who dropped his lens cap in Carla's latte below, honest.
You'll struggle to find a better city car than these two. The Panda is full of Italian brio and a hoot to drive, the Up exudes Germanic precision and depth of engineering.
At last, time to get on some proper urban roads, away from the crowded piazzas.
CAR's tallest writer, Ben Pulman, in Volkswagen's smallest car.
Save up enough bikes and you too could afford a VW Up. Ride over enough cobbles and you may prefer the Up's build quality over the marginally flakier Panda's.
Anthony somehow reversed into a big white arrow. We're not quite sure if Fiat have removed it yet.
Red for Italian flair, white for sober German precision. A cliche, but all too true.
More Italian piazza action. Cobble together pun here etc.
'So where exactly is the nearest tabac, Anthony asks bemused local.
The VW Up triumphs in Verona. The End.