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Fiat Panda 4x4

The new Panda 4×4 shows its stuff in the snow – but CO2-conscious company car buyers may prefer the cheaper front-wheel drive Trekking model

PRICES have been announced for the new Fiat Panda 4×4. The range starts at £13,950 for the only petrol option, the two-cylinder 0.9 TwinAir and rises to £14,950 for the only other engine option, the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel.

Company car drivers who like the rugged look of the Panda 4×4 but don’t need four-wheel drive can opt for the cosmetically similar but less expensive front-wheel drive Trekking models, which cost £12,450 for the TwinAir petrol and £13,450 for the MultiJet diesel – and deliver better economy and CO2 emissions.

As well as permanent four-wheel drive the Panda 4×4 gets body-coloured off-road-style bumpers with an aluminium-finished skid-plate, roof rails, side mouldings with a ‘4×4’ logo, black wheel arches and side skirts, 15-inch dark alloy wheels and raised suspension for better ground clearance.

Inside, the Panda 4×4 has twin-coloured seats, door panels in coloured “eco-leather”, and a gloss black instrument surround. The two-wheel drive Trekking models get most of the same trim and equipment as the 4x4s, but with a black skid-plate instead of aluminium, and lighter-coloured alloy wheels.

The TwinAir petrol Panda 4×4 has a combined fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg (61.4 mpg for the equivalent front-wheel drive Trekking model) and emits 114 g/km (105 g/km) of CO2. The diesel 4×4 achieves 60.1 mpg (67.3mpg for the Trekking) and 125 g/km (109 g/km).

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