First debuted at Geneva Motor Show and soon to be marketed this September in major European centres, the new Fiat Panda Cross is what the automaker dubs ‘the evolution of the SUV concept,’ mixing off-road capability while retaining it’s car-like attributes with style, efficiency, agility, and compact dimensions.
Venturing off-road in the Fiat Panda Cross is made possible via ‘Torque on demand’ all-wheel drive and Electronic Locking Differential function, coupled with exclusive segment features including a true off-road selector with Auto, Off-road, and Hill Descent Control modes.
Riding on all-season 185/65R15 M+S tires paired to ample ground clearance, the Panda Cross is available with the boosted versions of the 80HP 1.3 MultiJet II and 90HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo, the latter with specific 6-speed gearbox with short first gear.
Standard features for both the 0.9 TA Turbo and 1.3 JTD include 15-inch matt alloy wheels, leather steering wheel with radio controls and leather gear knob, door mirror caps in matching body colour, front tow hooks in bright red, and specific roof bars in a silver finish colour, to name just a few.
Want more? Upgrade to these optional packs: The COMFORT KIT (2 rear grab handles + driver side eyewear holder + height adjustable front seat belts + passenger side sun visor with courtesy mirror), or the FLEX PACK (passenger seat that folds down into a table, 60/40 split rear seat, 5-seat type approval, cargo box, comfort kit, removable seat back pocket).
Panda Cross vs Panda 4×4
Compared to the Panda 4×4, the Panda Cross boasts better approach and departure angles (24° and 34°) as well as ramp angle (+1° compared to Panda 4×4).