Fiat UK Adds Panda City Cross With Rugged Looks, But Only FWD

Alain Brian
Juillet 4, 2017

How much does the new Fiat Panda City Cross cost? It even has black roof bars, and you can choose from two new body colours: Minimal Grey or Electronica Blue - the latter (pictured here) a City Cross exclusive. It's also front-wheel-drive only and isn't available with any of the off-road features of the Cross model, such as hill descent control.

"The City Cross" interior gets a touch of ruggedness, too, with black and grey seats, matte black dials and a grey plastic dash.

It can be specced to look identical to the 4x4 Panda Cross with the optional City Cross Style Pack, which introduces side mouldings, a front skid plate, body coloured door mirrors plus red tow hooks at the front.

The result of that cogitation is this, the new Fiat Panda City Cross, a Panda Cross with the underpinnings of the regular Panda, so no 4×4 on offer for tackling the rough stuff.

Powered by the firm's 69hp 1.2-litre petrol engine, the facelifted model emits 129g/km of CO2, placing it in the 24% 2017/18 benefit-in-kind (BIK) bracket. In fact, unless you live up a mountain or in an area with heavy snowfall, it's likely that the City Cross will be the more sensible option.

The package also adds an upgraded copper dashboard inside, with panels and seat upholstery to match its four-wheel drive sibling. To put that in context, a regular Fiat Panda 1.2 Pop city vehicle costs from £9405 and the proper Panda 4x4 1.3-litre Multijet starts at a wallet-withering £16,505.

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