Fiat has added new light clusters, fog lights and new front bumper to give the Panda Cross a more muscular look, while extended wheel arches, roof bars, a new rear bumper and special 15-inch alloy wheels complete its exterior modifications.
Inside, the Panda Cross gets leather trim and new standard equipment including climate control and Fiat's Blue&Me infotainment system.
The new Fiat also features a torque-on-demand system, found in the Panda 4x4, which uses a viscous coupling to distribute torque between the front and rear according to the available traction. A number of selectable assistance modes, including Hill Descent Control, are also available.
Fiat says it has also upgraded the car's suspension, which features a MacPherson arrangement at the front with a new torsion beam layout at the rear.
The Panda Cross will be available with two engines at launch, a 0.9-litre TwinAir turbocharged unit with 89bhp and 107lb ft of torque, and a 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel with 79bhp and 140lb ft.
The two engines offer economy of 57.6mpg and 60.1mpg respectively, with emissions of as little as 114g/km of CO2 in the case of the TwinAir.