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2014 Fiat Panda

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Riding on the wave of success by the re-priced 500 could certainly be from Fiat’s perspective, in words strike whilst the is hot! The first thing to get is why have two vehicles in a similar competing against each Fiat are somewhat defiant to the Panda in the light segment and that the vehicle will a class of its own in time, somewhere small and light. The 500 is more and cultural, so the general feeling is the Panda is not seen as a threat.

For Money

The Panda has been for about 30 years and was intended as a car’ touted as tough, and versatile. Available for the first in Australia the model range in similar styles to the 500. away pricing is also to the entry level 1.2L manual Pop at $16,500 all up. The next up is the Easy, and as well as equipment that include Start/Stop rear park sensors, ‘comfort’ kit and trim upgrade Fiat installing their 900cc TwinAir turbo with either a 5-speed or 5-speed Dualogic robotised transmission and manufacturers list of $19,000 and $20,500 respectively. up to the Lounge variant and you will get bodywork and trim upgrades as as equipment that include a low collision mitigation system. than just a warning the Panda will apply the to avoid striking objects in its at low speed if the driver has failed to action. The only engine in the Lounge is the 900cc TwinAir with

Duologic transmission and is $22,500 on road costs. The Trekker the range and is available as a 4wd overseas but will only get the 2wd version. The sits a little higher off the and really does look off road-like with extra moulds to the wheel arches. 1.3L Multijet turbo and 5-speed manual transmission is the power train option in the Equipment upgrades include a plus’ system, heated and heated front seats. Fiat has been remiss and has removed the low speed mitigation for the manufacturers list price of

Design And Function

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The Panda is square and round at various and this is where Fiat coined a new word that feel summarises the Panda’s cues. Having the strength of a and the appeal and style of a circle, the word ‘squircle’. Whether you are on with the concept or not, the will suit a range of by buyers in regards to driving easy entry and exit, fuel economy, reasonable and individual appeal. The c-pillar almost look like a minute thought but they do the blind spot so many pillared vehicles seem to now. Wheel and tyre are not what you would call large, so following the disappointing a temporary spare wheel is all is supplied. It’s amazing manufacturers are doing with petrol engines and fuel with the Panda being no with nothing in the model having a claimed combined above 5.2 litres/100km. The 900cc with Duologic transmission the best result at 4.1 litres/100km. and USB connectivity is available across the via Fiat’s BlueMe voice system. There is also an TomTom satellite navigation

system that can fully via a touch screen with the system. All model variants the docking socket in the top of the dash, the nav unit to be easily removed for security. And if Eco driving is something you are interested in you can download engine data via the BlueMe system to your driving characteristics on home PC. You can go a step further and the data to Fiat via a special web and they will score you 1 and 100. Eco drivers will receive tips on how to improve score!

It’s important to keep in perspective here and acknowledge we are looking at small engines have a primary function towards fuel efficiency. The are free revving and need to be if higher levels of performance are Most people scoff at 3 sub 1 litre engines but the 900cc and this is a 2 cylinder engine, is the jewel in the range beating the Fire 4 cylinder engine in the Pop for and surprisingly in power also. The transmissions have light good gear selectors and but you will need to be conscious of down to find useful The automated manual Duologic takes a little getting to and the best tip is to lift your from the accelerator for smooth and upshifts, avoiding the engine like it has ‘rung out’ but won’t shift up. The Panda is not a low sports car, so handling is good considering the vehicle’s profile, with more reasonable levels of comfort and Suited and designed mainly for the commuter, most Panda will be those who want a that is easy to park and but if required, the

Panda would certainly by enough for longer hauls

The Panda’s global appeal is documented and for those who don’t to follow the crowd, the Panda something a bit more individual. the decision to buy European can involve heart than intuition, The alleviates this with a approach to functionality, purpose and with plenty of appeal in for good measure.

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