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New Fiat Panda 4x4 debuts at Paris Motor Show

The new Fiat Panda 4x4 the only four-wheel drive model in the A segment will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show

The new Fiat Panda 4x4 the only four-wheel drive model in the A segment will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

The 5-door Panda 4x4 is 368cms long, 167cms wide and 160cms high. The wheelbase is 230cms and it has a front and rear track of 141 and 140cm respectively. The car features an ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system with an ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) function as standard. This system provides additional assistance while driving and setting-off uphill on slippery terrain (snow, ice, mud etc.). The ELD acts by braking the wheels with poor grip (or those slipping more than the others), thereby transferring the drive force to those which have more grip on the ground. This function can be activated manually by pressing a button behind the gear lever and operates below 30mph.

Two engine versions will be offered, both with Start&Stop: the new 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo and the 75 HP 1.3 MultiJet II diesel. A special six-speed gearbox with low-range first gear, it ensures better uphill starts, flexibility and pick-up. A unique range of standard equipment includes ESC with ELD, manual climate control system, CD/MP3 radio, 15" burnished alloy rims, 175/65 R15 M+S tyres, electric rear view mirrors, central locking system with remote control and rear head restraints. A vast range of optional equipment and accessories is available; to further enhance either it’s urban or off-road use, as required.