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The forthcoming Fiat Panda 4x4 has been spied during testing in Scandinavia
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23 January 2012

The new Fiat Panda 4x4 has been spied during cold weather testing. This all-wheel-drive version of the Italian company’s popular small car was spotted in largely uncamouflaged guise.

Fiat is backing up it’s the 2WD model range of the Panda with this 4x4 variant, which has extra-strength suspension mountings and unique spring/damper/anti-roll bar rates delivering increased wheel travel.

Drive to the rear wheels is through a hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch ahead of the rear differential. The Panda 4x4 is expected to come with a six-speed manual gearbox. The 4x4 Panda also gets a new design of front and rear bumper compared to the standard model.

The two-wheel-drive version of the Panda was on display at the Frankfurt motor show late last year and goes on sale here in April, with the 4x4 slated to follow towards the end of 2012.

 

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petrolheadinrussia 24 January 2012

Re: Spy pictures: Fiat Panda 4x4

The only competitor being the Yeti - makes these two the best value for money baby SUV's on the market. Interior packaging will be vital, and it will do well to beat the Yeti.

Often wondered why Kia didnt make the Soul a 4x4 - they have all the gubbins for it.

TegTypeR 24 January 2012

Re: Spy pictures: Fiat Panda 4x4

Big S wrote:
So the article tells us some tech details of the changes to the suspension and how the 4wd system works - which can only have come from Fiat PR - and we're supposed to believe this is really a 'spy' shot?

There was probably a degree of worry in some quarters when Fiat said they were keeping the previous 4x4 version in production. This has probably been released by Fiat to show they are intending to produce a new version.

Big S 24 January 2012

Re: Spy pictures: Fiat Panda 4x4

So the article tells us some tech details of the changes to the suspension and how the 4wd system works - which can only have come from Fiat PR - and we're supposed to believe this is really a 'spy' shot?