The new Fiat Panda 4×4 – the only A segment four-wheel drive model – will be making its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Its build as the only four-wheel drive car in the A segment, The Panda 4×4 is the latest generation of model, that almost dates 30 year back.
Based on the regular five-door Panda tall hatchback, the 4×4 is 3,680mm long, 1,670mm wide and 1,600mm tall. It rides on a 2,300mm wheelbase and has a front track of 1,410mm and a rear track of 1,400mm.
Creating the look of the new Fiat Panda 4×4, Fiat Centro Stile designers started from the idea of combining its purely functional design features, adding small details that convey the image of an extremely sophisticated but multifunctional mini SUV. Looks are strongly characterised by the marked geometric lines of the front and rear bumpers with aluminium colour cosmetic inserts to underline the presence of metallic protection under the body.
Unlike the previous generation, the tailpipes of the new Fiat Panda 4×4 seamlessly follow the lines of the body and ensure complete protection for the lower part of the car. Two body colours now complement the existing colour palette to enhance its 4×4 looks: Sicilia orange (pastel) and Toscana green (metallic).
The 2013 Fiat Panda 4×4 is equipped with a “Torque on demand” transmission system with two differentials and electronically controlled coupling. This is a permanent four-wheel drive system managed by an electronic control unit which, by analysing vehicle signals, distributes traction on the front and rear axle homogenously and proportionally according to road grip conditions. The advantages of this system are entirely automatic operation and no maintenance.
The Fiat Panda 4×4 features the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system with ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) function as standard. This system provides additional assistance while driving and setting off uphill on slippery terrain (snow, ice, mud etc.). More specifically, the ELD acts by braking the wheels with poor grip, thereby transferring the drive force to those which have more grip on the ground. This function can be activated manually by pressing the button behind the gear lever and operates below 50 km/h.
Two engine versions for the Fiat Panda 4×4 will be available, both with Start&Stop: the new 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo and the 75 HP 1.3 MultiJet II diesel. With respect to the 1.2 Fire of the previous generation, the TwinAir Turbo has 40% more torque. This in combination with the special six-speed gearbox with low-range first gear ensures much better uphill starts, quality when starting, flexibility and pick-up. A similar improvement is found on the MultiJet II engine, where torque is increased by 30%.
The 2013 Panda 4x4x is a best example of Elegant looks that is combined with real off-road mechanics.On Briefing, the spirit of the new model which continues the extraordinary success of the previous Fiat Panda 4×4 and is destined to be the benchmark in this particular market segment! A special thanks to its refined style, attention given to each details. This is demonstrated by a complete and unique range of standard equipment, which includes: ESC system with ELD, manual climate control system, CD/MP3 radio, 15″ burnished alloy rims, 175/65 R15 M+S tyres, electric rear-view mirrors, central locking system with remote control and rear head restraints. A vast range of optional equipment and accessories is available, to further enhance its mainly urban or off-road use as required.
Okay so guys, with all these features,Panda still has the most extensive, versatile range in its category, and to confirm this two important new Panda family members will be making their debut in Paris, at 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Trekking and Natural Power versions. The first is the link between the 4×2 and the 4×4 version by combining off-road looks with smart front-wheel drive by implementing Traction+ technology. This is an innovative traction control system, which improves handling on slippery terrain guaranteeing excellent performance when setting off. There is also the new Panda Natural Power equipped with a dual fuel (methane and petrol) 80 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine to combine all the running cost and eco-friendly advantages of methane with Turbo TwinAir technology for excellent fuel consumption, emission and performance values.
Well, presently details about the Price aren’t out yet, but we assure you all that stay tuned on to Us, and we will give you the latest updates about the 2013 Panda 4×4 version and much more!
Tags: fiat , fiat panda 4x4 2013 , 2013 fiat , fiat news , fiat panda , topic:fiat_panda , 2013 fiat panda 4 x 4 , fiat panda 4*4 , 2013 metallic green fiat