The new Panda Cross will feature Torque-on-Demand all-wheel drive, Hill Descent Control and Electronic Locking Differential. It will also feature Fiat’s TwinAir engine with six-speed transmission and a crawler gear.
Based on the Fiat Panda 4×4 model, the Panda Cross offers increased capability, a stronger road presence and plenty of fun. It will also offer oversized tyres, improved attack angles and increased ground clearance on the Panda 4×4.
Buyers can expect a vehicle that will happily tackle any terrain, powered by enhanced versions of the 1.3-litre MultiJet II and the 0.9-litre TwinAir Turbo which will offer 80 and 90bhp respectively.
The Fiat Panda Cross is still a relatively new addition to the Fiat range, marking out new territory for the manufacturer and for the industry as a whole. With its roots going back only to 2008 as a distinct vehicle, the Panda Cross was one of the first to offer all-wheel drive. This capability on tough terrain is unusual in a vehicle also equipped for city driving.
Up against vehicles like the Nissan Qashqai, the Panda Cross has performed well and garnered industry approval for its approach and departure angles. It has the advantage of being one of the only all-wheel drive compact 4×4 vehicles, and has innovatively designed storage space.
To find out more about the New Panda Cross, find out more through the team at Johnsons Fiat.