A 105bhp, TwinAir-equipped Panda could be a replacement for the much-missed Panda 100hp
Mark Tisshaw
30 October 2012

The third-generation Fiat Panda could spawn a TwinAir-powered successor to the cult Panda 100hp, Fiat engineering sources have revealed.

A 105bhp version of the 0.9-litre two-cylinder TwinAir engine will soon be launched in the Fiat 500L, and sources have revealed the engine could make it into the new Panda line-up to create a warm hatch version.

Should the Panda get the 105bhp TwinAir, sources say there is scope for tweaking the suspension for a more sporting drive. A series of sporty exterior and interior changes are also expected to be included in the new model.

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Fiat Panda

A very fine multi-use little car that offers an enticing ownership proposition

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30 October 2012

If the pricing is right, FIAT will be onto a winner with a sporty version of their cheeky Panda Smile

30 October 2012

Here's hoping it's very like the last one, with plenty of inductiion roar, short gearing and perfectly judged looks.

Panda 105tc...!  


30 October 2012

Dread to think what the fuel consumption will be like.

30 October 2012

Bring it on! Cars don't need hundreds of horsepower to be fun!


30 October 2012

Always a car I look for.

30 October 2012

A genuinely exciting prospect amid a sea of dreary rubbish.

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31 October 2012

With the Twin Air fitted this should be an even more charasmatic than it's predecessor.



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

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