The long awaited third generation Fiat Panda is finally here. This compact little dream of a vehicle is said to be even better than before. It’s slightly bigger than previous models and has even more features. If you were ever considering finding a Fiat Panda for sale then now is the time to get your hands on one.
The new Panda has been in development for quite some time. The last model, that was released in 2003, was a huge hit. It won the International Car of the Year award in 2004 and this meant that the new Panda has a lot to live up to. The new Fiat Panda is said to have been designed with the latest design trends in mind and it’s packed to the brim with the kind of tech that one would find in cars twice its size. It has never been easier to tackle the concrete jungle. So let us take you through the various features that the new Fiat Panda has to offer.
Design & Comfort
Since the beginning, the Panda has been designed with the intention if it being inimitable. This means that the outside of the vehicle reflects the spirit of the car and is not just designed to look good. The new Pandas were designed with one word in mind, ”squircle”. This idea here, according to Fiat, was to create something that has ”The toughness of a square and the softness of a circle”. They wanted to design something that was a fun shape but provided protection and efficiency in design.
Aesthetically, the new Panda designers have made use of more rounded lines and shapes. The front seats are slimmer and provides more legroom to the passengers seated on the rear seats. The boot provides up to 870 liters of space and the car has fourteen storage areas, this includes a new sunglasses holder above the driver’s window that really comes in handy when you have nowhere to put your sunglasses. The Fiat Panda might be small on the outside, but the proportions and comfort provided inside will make you think twice.
The Panda is available in 7 body colours with 3 interior trim options and comes with 15-inch alloy wheels.
Technology & safety
As we mentioned before, the Panda is packed with new gadgets and features. The entry-level Fiat Panda for sale features a radio with CD player and four speakers, while the higher priced Fiat Panda lounge model features Fiat’s Blue&Me hands-free with Bluetooth system including voice recognition, USB and Aux-in ports, MP3 player and SMS interpreter with 10 easy-to-use button controls on the steering wheel.
If you want a little more in terms of navigation, you can go for the optional extra Blue&Me TomTom Live, which combines the car’s infotainment system with a portable navigation system. The normal features are also here such as a CD / MP3 player and six speakers. Electric windows, central locking and air conditioning are also included.
The safety features are abundant in the Panda. The vehicle comes standard with four airbags and an ABS stopping system with brake assist. It has electronic stability control with a hill-hold system which automatically locks the brake for two seconds during uphill starts. The Panda has front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiter which prevent the belt from applying too much pressure during a quick stop. To top it all off, the vehicle has an anti-whiplash system as well as ISOFIX anchors for easy child seat installation.
The Fiat Panda is powered by a 1.2-litre EVO II engine, which produces 51kW and 102Nm of torque. It has a five-speed manual transmission with a claimed fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100km. The car goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds. The slow acceleration should not concern you though as the vehicle is nippy and is perfectly designed to navigate inner city roads. It also features very low carbon emissions, emissions rating of 120g/km, so you won’t be damaging the environment either.
All of the things we have mentioned are packaged into a vehicle that starts off at R172,900. You are getting so much value for your money on this one that you will battle to find anything like this on the market. If we have peaked your interests in finding a Fiat Panda for sale then here are some Pandas for sale on Auto Mart:
Fiat Panda 1.2 Pop 2013
Fiat Panda 1.2 Lounge 2014
Fiat Panda 4×4 Climbing 2006
Fiat Panda 4×4 for sale
Now that you know about the amazing benefits of owning a Fiat Panda, make sure you get in on this great deal, find the funky Fiat Panda for sale on Auto Mart. If you have your own Fiat Panda for sale then place your FREE ad on Auto Mart today!