64th Frankfurt International Motor Show 2011 2012 Fiat Panda

Aug 30, 2011
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Fiat presents the new Panda at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

The new Panda has been created drawing inspiration from the most up-to-date trends. Its front has a strong personality, where the slightly convex bonnet joins with the horizontal grille and the new front headlamps with a rounded shape, underlined by a separate supplementary element with Daytime Running Lights function.

The side view has also been updated, where several distinctive features of the second-generation Fiat Panda have been reinterpreted starting with the third window, now with softened angles in harmony with the softer shape of the exteriors, which creates the effect of an uninterrupted glazed surface up to the vertical rear light clusters. Smooth and rounded shapes also distinguish the bumper strips on the bumpers and side panels that not only pay tribute to the first generation Fiat Panda, but also accentuate the "all-terrain" look of the model also accompanied by the marked wheel arches. Finally, as on the current model, the lower section of the tailgate protrudes with respect to the rear window. Combined with the side line, this gives a distinct impression of a roof panel resting on the bodywork.

The interiors consistently continue the stylistic choices of the exteriors . What's more, flexibility has always been one of the strong points of the Panda model, as proven by the rear seat, which can be split and sliding, and the front passenger seat backrest, which can be folded to form a table. This equipment, combined with the cargo box option for the boot, offers a nearly flat loading area so full use can be made of the entire length of the interior.
The new dashboard was designed as a practical multifunctional shell, inside of which a large storage "pocket" was made, just like the first version of the model. The shell is wrapped up in a colourful frame, without interruptions, which serves as a single perimeter to the steering wheel, radio and main controls, and that houses the vents and passenger airbag.

In short, it is a car destined to continuously surprise us owing to its ability to transform itself according to the situation and adapt to the needs of whoever uses it, driver or passenger as the case may be. What's more, offering original style, advanced technology accessible to everyone, and smart solutions that simplify and improve life on board is in Fiat's DNA.

The renewed 69 HP 1.2 Fire completes the range of petrol engines available at the launch.
The 75 HP 1.3 Multijet II with Start&Stop supplied as standard. Then the bifuel 80 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo Natural Power (petrol/methane) and 69 HP 1.2 EasyPower (petrol/LPG) will follow.

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