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Fiat Panda 4x4 to debut at Paris Motor Show

Fiat Panda 4x4 to debut at Paris Motor Show image

Text: / Photos: Fiat Press | posted August 31, 2012 12:10

Fiat's Super Panda is the only all-wheel drive A-segment vehicle

Fiat will be introducing the third generation of its four-wheel drive bestseller at the Paris Motor Show next month. The Fiat Panda 4x4 will be the only model in the A-segment that has a four-wheel drive system.

The Fiat Panda 4x4 also refered by Fiat as a 'genuine Super Panda', and is equipped with a permanent four-wheel drive system that makes it ready to tackle mountain mule tracks and the urban jungle in the same assured manner. They also reassert its capacity to compete with off-road vehicles of much greater dimensions and higher prices.

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Once it's out, two engine versions of the Fiat Panda 4x4 will be available: the new 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo and the 75 HP 1.3 MultiJet II diesel mated to a six-speed gearbox with low-range first gear to ensure better uphill performance. It is also equipped with a torque-on-demand transmission system with two differentials and an electronically controlled coupling.

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Fiat will introduce the Panda's extensive and versatile range, the Trekking and Natural Power versions at the Paris motor show next month. The Trekking version combines off-road looks with smart front-wheel drive by implementing Fiat's Traction+ technology while the Panda Natural Power version is equipped with a dual fuel 80 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine that can run on either natural gas or petrol.