New Panda 4×4 and Miss Italia hits the catwalk in Paris for Fiat
During the Mondial de l’Automobile this year, Fiat presented the new models of their Panda lineup that includes Natural Power, Trekking, and 4×4 models. The cars did not go to the show alone as the lovely Giusy Buscemy, Miss Italia 2012, from Sicily joined the new vehicles. Fiat happens to be a major sponsor of the pageant and the Panda is its official car.
The Miss Italia beauty entered the catwalk aboard the new Panda 4x4in Paris that was put up at the Fiat stand. The Fiat Panda 4×4 is claimed to be the only 4WD in its segment. The Panda 4×4 differs from the regular Panda with its permanent AWD system using electronic couping, two differentials, Electronic Stability Control, and Electronic Locking Differential.
The Panda 4×4 also has a different suspension system that makes the ride higher than the regular Panda. It also has a MacPherson set up in front and interconnected layout on the rear that utilizes a torsion beam. Fiat also throws in some styling elements like protective plates underneath the car’s bumpers, new rims, and plastic surrounds for the exterior. Inside, the designers make use of unique upholstery and a green frame surrounding the dashboard.
The all wheel drive Fiat Panda has two engine options. Buyers can either get a TwinAir Turbo 0.9L petrol engine that gives out 84 horses or a MultiJet II 1.3L diesel engine that outputs 74hp. The other two new models of the Panda that were also unveiled in Paris are the Trekking and the Natural Power. The Trekking also makes use of the new design used for the 4×4 but retains the FWD configuration as the regular model. The Natural Power gets a dual fuel setup and can run n either petrol or methan.