Introducing the New Fiat Panda Cross (2014)

Fiat Panda Cross (2014)

Fiat Panda Cross (2014)

The new second-generation Fiat Panda Cross 4x4 will go on sale towards the end of the year, priced from £15,945 for the TwinAir petrol edition with the diesel model costing £16,945.

The Panda Cross is based on the current Panda 4x4 but according to Fiat adds more “capability, attitude and fun”.

Fiat Panda Cross Engine Options (2014)

There is the choice of two engines, either a 90hp/145Nm 0.9 TwinAir Turbo petrol unit or if you prefer an 80hp/190Nm 1.3 MultiJet II diesel.

The petrol model is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with low 1st ratio. The official consumption figures on the combined cycle are 57.6 mpg and CO2 emissions are 114 g/km. Performance from the 875cc engine equates to a top-speed of 104 mph with a 0-62 mph time of 12.0 seconds dead. The petrol edition has a shortened first gear to enable it to crawl while the engine is idling which is helpful in off-road conditions.

The diesel powered Panda Cross has a five-speed manual gearbox.  Officially the combined fuel consumption figure is 60.1 mpg and CO2 emissions are 125 g/km. The top speed is 99 mph with acceleration time from 0-62 mph of 14.3 seconds.

Fiat Panda Cross Off-Road (2014)

The Panda Cross features Terrain Control with three modes, ‘Auto’, ‘Off-Road’ and ‘Hill Descent Control’. The Auto (normal) mode automatically distributes the engine torque between the front and rear axles without requiring any input from the driver. In normal conditions 98 per cent of the power is driven through the front-wheels – should traction begin to fail, the power can be re-distributed to aid traction.

In Off-Road mode, the all-wheel drive function is permanently activated a speeds up to 30 mph. The Electronic Locking Differential (ELD) is engaged, ASR intervention is disengaged and to improve traction on slippery terrain (e.g. snow, ice, gravel or mud), the ESC system is employed to brake slipping wheels which in turn transferring the engine’s torque to those wheels with the most grip

Hill Descent Control helps the driver to descend tricky hills without any input bar steering, ideal in off road condition or on icy roads.

There are scratch- and bump-resistant corner sections for the bumper and a skid plate to protect the underneath.  The ground clearance of diesel model is 158 mm and 161 mm for the petrol. The approach angle is 24 degrees, the departure angle is 34 degrees and the breakover angle is 21 degrees. It can tackle a maximum gradient of 70 percent and lateral gradients of up to 55 percent. Plus the Panda Cross is fitted with 185/65R15 Mud & Snow tyres which are larger than on the standard 4x4 model.

Fiat Panda Cross Equipment (2014)

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control; Blue&Me™ Bluetooth connectivity with a USB port and steering wheel controls; a satellite navigation dock; heated electric door mirrors; remote central locking; split rear seat with rear head restraints; height-adjustability for the driver’s seat and steering wheel; front fog lights; a leather steering wheel and gear knob; ESC system complete with ELD and Terrain Control and specific 15-inch alloy wheels with a burnished finish and all-season 185/65R15 M+S tyres.

There is the option to add a Winter Pack (£250 - heated windscreen and heated front seats), rear parking sensors (£250), tinted rear windows (£155) and the City Brake Control system for an extra £250.

Engine 1.3 MultiJet 80hp S&S 0.9 TwinAir 90hp S&S
Displacement 1,248cc 875cc
Compression Ratio 16.8:1 10:1
Maximum Power 80hp @ 4,000rpm 90hp @ 5,500rpm
Maximum Torque 190Nm @ 1,500rpm 145Nm @ 1,900 – 3,000rpm
Transmission 4X4 with ELD and ESC
5-speed manual
4X4 with ELD and ESC
6-speed manual with low 1st ratio
Brakes Front 257 X 22mm vented discs. Rear 240 X 11 solid discs
Suspension Front independent MacPherson struts, lower wishbones. Rear torsion beam
Dimensions L 3,705mm X W 1,662mm (1,882 incl. mirrors) X H 1,657mm  WB 2,300mm
Capacities Boot: 225 m3 (VDA), Fuel 35 litres
Kerb Weight DIN 1,155kg 1,090kg
Max Towing Weight 900kg braked, 400kg non-braked 800kg braked, 400kg non-braked
Performance 0-62mph 14.3s, 99mph 0-62mph 12.0s, 104mph
Fuel Economy Urban: 56.5 mpg
Extra Urban: 61.4mpg
Combined: 60.1mpg
Urban: 47.9 mpg
Extra Urban: 65.7mph
Combined: 57.6mpg
Emissions 125g/km 114g/km
Angles Approach 24 degrees / Breakover  21 degrees / Departure 34 degrees
70 percent maximum gradient / 55 percent maximum lateral gradient
Ground Clearance 158mm 161mm
Base Price £16,945 £15,945
Published 18 July 2014 Staff

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