Fiat PandaTue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Fiat is poised to reveal an all-new Panda, the third generation of the successful city car that has been a mainstay in the company's lineup or the last 31 years.
The new Panda is an evolutionary design that Fiat claims has ‘reached full maturity'. By drawing inspiration from the most up-to-date trends, the design team has softened the overall look of the car, which measures in a 3650mm in length, 1640mm wide and 1550mm high. The new Panda features a revised front face, slightly convex hood and the design characteristics of the second-generation Fiat Panda have been reinterpreted, particularly in the DLO which now appears as an uninterrupted glazed surface up to the vertical rear light clusters.
The interior includes a new dashboard, which was designed as a practical multifunctional shell, inside of which a large storage 'pocket' was made, as in the first generation model. The shell is wrapped up in a single uninterrupted frame, which serves as a single perimeter to the steering wheel radio and main controls.
At its launch, the new Panda will be available with a choice of four engines (including two two-cylinder units), three trim levels, 10 body colors, four interior trim levels, two hub caps and two 14- and 15-inch alloy wheels for a total of over 600 combinations.