Fiat has revealed prices of the new Fiat Panda, which goes on sale at the end of February

Fiat has revealed prices of the new Fiat Panda, which goes on sale at the end of February. The cheapest model, the 1.2-litre petrol Fiat Panda Pop, will cost from £8900 while the range-topping 1.3-litre Multijet oil-burner in Lounge trim is priced from £12,250.

The new Panda will be available with a choice of three engines at launch: a 1.2-litre petrol with 69bhp, the 0.9-litre TwinAir with 85bhp and a 1.3 Multijet 2 turbodiesel, which produces 75bhp.

Pop-spec models get electric windows, central locking, body coloured bumpers and four airbags. ESP, roof rails and black pastel paint come as optional extras.

Easy trim variants add remote central locking, air conditioning, roof rails and an upgraded stereo system, which Lounge models get heated electric mirrors, front fog-lights, 15-inch alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors and door handles as standard. Side skirts are also on the list.

A new low-speed collision mitigation system is also available for the first time. The system automatically brakes the car up to speeds of up to 18.6mph, if an imminent collision is detected by lasers built into the car’s windscreen.

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8 February 2012

[quote Autocar]The cheapest model, the 1.2-litre petrol Fiat Panda Pop, will cost from £8900.

Pop-spec models get electric windows, central locking, body coloured bumpers and four airbags. ESP, roof rails and black pastel paint come as optional extras.

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There was some talk on here a while back that the Panda on got a four star EuroNCAP rating because ESP wasn't fitted on the lower models?

Has this changed or are we in the UK getting it as standard fit, whilst others in Europe aren't or have Fiat done a U turn and are now fitting it?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

There was some talk on here a while back that the Panda on got a four star EuroNCAP rating because ESP wasn't fitted on the lower models?

Has this changed or are we in the UK getting it as standard fit, whilst others in Europe aren't or have Fiat done a U turn and are now fitting it?

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Until they perform a new Euroncap test the 4 stars rating will remain. They will have to demonstrate that the ESP is standard at least on 95% of the cars sold all over Europe to get it counted in the test.

8 February 2012

I get nothing like the buzz from this new model as I did from the current model when it was launched.

The current Panda is the only FIAT that has remained youthful in decades of FIAT models that appear to go from new to old and outdated almost overnight.

And what is with the central locking without remote facility on a city car? the most essential piece of equipment in my book, keep your leccy windows as a trade off.

8 February 2012

I have come to the conclusion that Teg Type R is not a person but a computer peripheral. His comment came exactly 2 minutes after the thread launch. I am sure he has better things to do than lurk on the internet waiting for publications, so he must have Cat 6 plug installed behind his ear.

8 February 2012

[quote newdevonian]I have come to the conclusion that Teg Type R is not a person but a computer peripheral. His comment came exactly 2 minutes after the thread launch. I am sure he has better things to do than lurk on the internet waiting for publications, so he must have Cat 6 plug installed behind his ear.[/quote]

Lol!

Luck I guess.

The Cat 6 plug goes in to another orafice............

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 February 2012

[quote newdevonian]I have come to the conclusion that Teg Type R is not a person but a computer peripheral. His comment came exactly 2 minutes after the thread launch.[/quote]

He can beat that one - the other day a post of his arrived at exactly the same time the topic was posted. Does he work on Autocar's newsdesk? He never answered the question!

8 February 2012

[quote Los Angeles]He can beat that one - the other day a post of his arrived at exactly the same time the topic was posted. Does he work on Autocar's newsdesk? He never answered the question![/quote]

Didn't see that one!

No, I am just sat here in front of my screen doing some VERY boring price updating (of which I have a pile) and it saves me from completely zoning out!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 February 2012

I think it looks excellent in white

8 February 2012

I've always wondered this too - after a long time of lurking - Teg is nearly always the very first to post...on any subject!

Re: the new Panda - agreed, looks very good in white, much better than the orange/red seen everywhere else.

I too am a bit of a fan of the current Panda, albeit mainly the 100HP version - they just look so cool! I nearly test drove one once..but bottled it at the last minute...

8 February 2012

Not called Type R for nothing

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