Finally Fiat is launching the Panda Cross in the UK. It's essentially a plastic addenda-clad version of the existing Panda 4x4, but the Cross has so far only been available in mainland Europe.
Like the exisiting Panda 4x4 it features a permanent four-wheel drive system and an electronic differential lock, so should you choose to take the fields home, traction won’t be a problem. But the Panda Cross also gets new round front and rear lights, chunky side sills in contrasting colours to the body, new bumpers, 15-inch alloys and a two-tone interior.
The Panda Cross uses Fiat’s frugal 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel engine, producing 70bhp and 107lb ft, but returning 54.3mpg and pumping out just 136g/km of CO2. Fiat is claiming the Panda Cross is the UK’s cheapest diesel 4x4, although its £11,995 price is a huge premium over the petrol-only Panda 4x4, which sells for £9865.
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