New Fiat Panda 4x4 – The Award Winning 4x4
New Fiat Panda 4x4 Claims Two Prestigious Titles
Drum roll: 4X4 Magazine's Best Mini 4X4 for 2014 is the Fiat Panda 4x4. This workhorse – that performs far beyond its class and price tag – claimed this coveted title after it ploughed through an off-road course that makes more expensive cars beg for mercy. It can therefore conquer slippery tracks, steep slopes and obstacles that require it to lift a wheel more than twelve inches off the ground. To this end, 4x4 Magazine's Editor emphasised that this four-wheel-drive city car can charge “over and through” significant obstacles. The test drivers, in fact, were so impressed by this “infectiously cute” and “ridiculously capable” fashion statement that it “so nearly” took overall victory at this year's awards. The Fiat Panda 4x4 - another drum roll please - also took Top Gear's SUV of the Year title for 2012. Here the experts praised its “ride, comfort and off-road ability” and favoured it over “far more expensive” competitors. The judging panel – once their ears had stopped ringing from all those drum rolls - added that the vehicle's “traction on slopes is remarkable” thanks in part to the “clever electronic traction system, ample ground clearance, and a low first gear”. It is helped further by the special mud/snow tyres.