Upgraded Panda offers a bit more off-road ability.
Stand by for a more rough and rugged version of the Fiat Panda to arrive in Australia.
Known as the Fiat Panda Cross, the new variant was launched overnight in Europe and is expected to be here in 2015.
How is it different? Well, Fiat says this one has better off-road ability than the standard Panda 4×4.
Featuring larger 185/65R15 Mud and Snow rated tyres, improved ground clearance, beefed-up underbody protection, a locking diff and hill descent control, the Panda Cross also gets redesigned bumpers that help approach and departure angles.
The Panda Cross will also come with uprated engines – both the 0.9 litre TwinAir Turbo and the 1.3-litre MultiJet II turbo-diesel boast an extra 3kW for total outputs of 66kW/145Nm and 58kW/190Nm respectively.
Arriving in Europe later in the year, the Fiat Panda Cross is expected here early in 2015. We will keep you updated with Australian pricing and specification details.