Revised Fiat Panda revealed as funky city car celebrates 40th birthday

Revised Fiat Panda revealed as funky city car celebrates 40th birthday

The popular hatchback gains new derivatives and additional tech

It’s been 40 years since Fiat’s Panda arrived and to mark the occasion the Italian manufacturer has revealed a revised version, which introduces new derivatives and more tech, 

Unveiled in Italy, where the Panda is the country’s best-selling new car, the updated model gains two new trim levels – City Life and Sport, which join the existing Cross and City Cross model. 

City Life comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, mudguards, side skirts and contrasting trim to make it more stylish than the outgoing model. 

The Sport brings cosmetic upgrades, too, and is a trim level already seen on the brand’s 500 and Tipo models. It features 16-inch alloys, body-coloured trim and red accents, with red brake callipers and a sports steering wheel also available. 

The updated Panda will also be available with a touchscreen for the first time, with previous versions only coming with a cable to clip your phone into – this serving as the main infotainment. But the Panda now gains a seven-inch touchscreen, which is also available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. 

Fiat’s recently-introduced 1.0-litre mild-hybrid powertrain will also be available across the full range, and brings noticeable efficiency gains compared to the 1.2-litre unit it indirectly replaces.

This is the first major update for the third-generation Fiat Panda since it arrived in 2011, though the Italian marque has introduced various new trim options throughout its lifetime. 

The full UK Panda line-up is yet to be announced, but prices are expected to start from around £10,000 by the time it’s launched at the end of this year.

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