The third generation Fiat Panda is bigger, roomier and safer and more fuel efficient than its predecessors
The third generation Fiat Panda is bigger, roomier and safer and more fuel efficient than its predecessors. The all new Fiat Panda boasts an interior with greater flexibility and higher quality materials and is powered by some of the most economical engines.
Three engine options are offered headed by Fiat’s award-winning TwinAir Turbo. This 875cc unit has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of any quantity production petrol engine in the world and won International Engine of the Year 2011 courtesy of its unique combination of power, flexibility and economy. The engine is 85hp and returns 67.3mpg on the combined cycle.
The all-new interior is packed with useful equipment. There are 14 storage compartments including an open one on the dashboard. The rear seat bench can be specified to slide backwards and forwards. Other options include a front passenger seat that folds into a table, while access to the interior has been further improved.
The new Fiat Panda is available in three trim levels: Pop, Easy and Lounge. The entry level Pop model is well equipped for this city car class. The new Panda can be ordered with the Blue&Me connectivity system to allow owners to sync music players and mobile phones with the car. This enables hands-free control of devices using either voice activation or steering wheel-mounted buttons. The new Fiat Panda also offers the latest Blue&Me TomTom2 LIVE as an option. This navigation device has a 4.3-inch touch screen, and as well as routing, this includes up-to-the-minute weather and traffic information.