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Supermini gains new technology and a subtle restyle as Fiat celebrates 40 years of the Panda nameplate
Felix Page Autocar writer
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23 October 2020

Fiat has marked the 40th anniversary of its Panda supermini with the unveiling of the New Panda - an updated version of the current car that brings styling tweaks, new derivatives and enhanced technology.

Wearing a new front bumper, reshaped side skirts and fresh wheel designs, the updated Panda will go on sale in the UK priced from £11,895 - an increase of £1315 over the current car.

The new 69bhp mild-hybrid petrol engine option is now standard fitment on all models except the 4x4, which continues with its 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol option. Fiat claims a 30% reduction in emissions and an equal improvement in fuel economy from the new MHEV unit over its non-electrified equivalent. 

Six trim levels are available in the revamped Panda line-up, which introduces new City Life, Sport, Cross, Wild and City Cross variants.

The Panda City Life, priced from £12,595, is aimed at "those who are looking for the best relationship between price and product substance in a city car without sacrificing an attractive style". It wears unique 15in alloy wheels, mudguards, side skirts and contrasting trim elements on the outside, with its cabin marked out by two-tone fabric seats and a grey dashboard. The 4x4 car can also be specified with this styling package with its new Wild trim option, available from £16,295.

The Panda Sport (£13,295) is mechanically unchanged but gains larger 16in alloy wheels, swaps its black plastic trim for colour-coded items and is available with a contrasting black roof and matt-grey paint scheme. Its dashboard is finished in titanium, its door panels covered in sustainable leather and its seats decorated with red stitching. 

Capping off the line-up are the more ruggedly styled City Cross and 4x4 Cross versions, at £13,995 and £17,995 respectively. As standard, Cross cars are equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, foglights, LED headlights, a red tow hook and black roofbars. 

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jason_recliner 25 October 2020

Looks Great and is Well Priced

Deserves to sell well.

Maxi Cooper 24 October 2020

Interesting how the Italians

Interesting how the Italians think that their models can last so much longer in Europe than their rivals, the 500 is 13 years old, this Panda is now 9 years (with yet another lease of life) the Alfa Giulietta is 10 years, the Maseratis 7 years. At last with the much needed the tie up with PSA/Opel Vauxhall, we might see some real new models at last, even if they will basically be rebodied Corsas, 3008s and C4s!

si73 24 October 2020

Thing is I don't see why not,

Thing is I don't see why not, the structure was safe enough to score 4 stars back in 2011, it always drove well and is an ideal size for a city car, a new more modern engine, new safety tech and new ice should keep it up to date, I think it still looks fresh enough and even looks good, so I don't see why cars need to have such short lives, I'm sure they never used to, just had mild face lifts to modernise the look.
Citytiger 24 October 2020

Sorry but

Didnt the Panda score ZERO for EuroNcap safety ratings, this car should not be on sale.. 

si73 24 October 2020

Yes but it also previously

Yes but it also previously scored 4 stars when first tested in 2011, it just shows how the test is more about added safety kit as opposed to actual ability to protect in an accident.

If this shouldn't be on sale, does that mean you wouldn't consider any used car that scored well 5+ years ago as it is now unsafe? I no longer know what to make of ncap tests. My wife's Mii was a 5 star car when we bought it new. When retested in 2019 it became a 3 star car, but it's still as safe as it always was.

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