Fiat has introduced a new off-road Panda Cross in the UK
8 August 2008

Fiat has just announced that its off-road Panda Cross is going on sale in the UK.

Based on the existing Panda 4x4, the Cross has more rugged styling and a higher ride height. It is already on sale in mainland Europe, but Fiat has just taken the decision to bring the diminutive off-roader to UK showrooms, where prices will start from £11,995.

Power comes from Fiat’s frugal 70bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine, making the Panda Cross one of the most economical all-wheel drive markets on sale. It’s claimed to be capable of returning 54mpg and emitting just 136g/km CO2.

The visual makeover includes chunky side protection strips, reworked bumpers, new front lights, roof rails and 15-inch alloy wheels. The Cross is the spiritual successor to the first-generation Panda Sisley, which found its niche as a cheap, economical off-roader.

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8 August 2008

[quote Autocar]Fiat has just announced that its off-road Panda Cross is going on sale in the UK.

Based on the existing Panda 4x4, the Cross has more rugged styling and a higher ride height. It is already on sale in mainland Europe, but Fiat has just taken the decision to bring the diminutive off-roader to UK showrooms, where prices will start from £11,995.[/quote]

12k for a Panda!?

You're having a laugh Fiat.

The 500's success has went to their heads.

Put the diesel engine in the standard 4 wheel drive version and sell for £9999.

That looks competitive.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

TUK

8 August 2008

[quote Zeddy]

12k for a Panda!?

[/quote] It's still £1000 cheaper than the Daihatsu Terios with petrol engine and £205 road tax per year.

10 August 2008

Just announced??? One of these has sat on a display stand outside our Arnold Clark Fiat showroom in Dunfermline for the past couple of weeks! I thought it was a Panda 4x4 with a dealer fitted body kit! It is hideous!!!

11 August 2008

I am 17, just passed my driving test and live in the remotest part of Devon over 7 miles away from the nearest mains electricity. The Fiat Panda Cross seems an excellent car as the insurance group will be low and it is good for my daily off-roading needs.

Does anyone know when this car is going on sale as i urgently need to buy a car??

Ed

11 August 2008

What've they done to the front-end styling???

11 August 2008

Seems I'm alone in liking it!

11 August 2008

[quote Darth Balls]

Seems I'm alone in liking it!

[/quote]

I second that.

11 August 2008

ed747 - the Panda Cross is supposedly on sale now, I think. Sounds like the ideal car for you! Looks kinda cool too.

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