The Fiat Panda is a favourite here at EnZari, for its no nonsense approach and ‘it is what it is’ philosophy. For 2017 Fiat has given it a minor refresh to help it stay competitive in what is an increasingly fierce market sector.
Pretty much leaving the exterior alone, It is still the same size: 365 centimetres long, 164 centimetres wide and 155 centimetres high, new exterior features are the two fresh body colours, Amore Red and Colosseo Grey.
So concentrating it’s changes in the interior, Fiat has added new graphics on the instruments making it a bit more modern, seat fabrics get new design and trim levels. Maintaining class-leading room inside, the 2017 Fiat Panda is able to accommodate up to five people while offering a 225lt boot capacity.
To match the rest of its line up, Fiat has added its Uconnect infotainment system, through a dedicated app the driver’s smartphone gives access to all the usual services, and includes Bluetooth, audio streaming, USB data located in the glove compartment, voice recognition system, recharging port with USB port on the dashboard, AUX port, MP3, and the “Panda Uconnect” interface via Bluetooth.
The Panda’s engine choice remains the same, a 69 HP 1.2-litre petrol engines, also in the dual petrol and LPG fuel option; the twin-cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol engine in three different power levels – 65, 85 and 90 HP; the 80 HP petrol and methane version; and the 95 HP Multijet turbo diesel engine.