Fiat released UK pricing details for the latest variants of the Panda, the 4×4 and Trekking models. The normal two-wheel drive Trekking starts at £12,450, which is great value, but you are advised to get the brilliant 4×4 version which starts from £13,950. It really is worth the extra money.
Those base prices above are for the models powered by the two-cylinder 0.9 TwinAir 85hp. You can have both of the with the 1.3 16v MultiJet diesel engine as well, in which case the 4×4 starts at £14,950, and the Trekking at £13,450.
The 4×4 Panda, which we have to repeat is the one to get, features a permanent four-wheel-drive system that makes it very versatile. It’s a little SUV capable of dealing with any kind of terrain. Visually, it gets body-coloured ‘4×4 style’ bumpers with satin aluminium finished skid-plate, roof rails, side mouldings with ‘4×4’ logo, black wheel arches and side skirts, 15-inch dark alloy wheels and raised ground clearance suspension. The Trekking model comes with a similar visual treatment, but with a black skid-plate instead of satin aluminium and lighter finish alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin the 4×4 has twin-coloured seats, coloured dashboard, door panels in coloured ‘eco-leather’, and a gloss black instrument surround.