The Fiat Panda City Cross is a car. It can do car things. What else can be said about this supermini? Oh, it has a 1.2-liter engine that produces a mind boggling 69-hp. Is this the most anti-climatic supermini ever produced this decade?
Ok, enough sarcasm. Let’s just say the Fiat Panda City Cross is the continuation of the Panda Cross 4×4, it does have front-wheel drive only and it gets 15-inch alloys. It’s a downgrade at this point, one that costs £12,995.
On the inside, the “Super luxurious” Fiat Panda City Cross has a gray dashboard fascia, matte black instrument panel inserts, gray & black seats featuring black eco-leather side insert. Can you see me grin with excitement at the showroom floor staring at this beauty?
If you’re one of those people who want one (might be an alien, or gollum), you can select two different exterior body colors that include a fancy named Electronica Blue and a Minimal Gray. Why so generous Fiat?
If you’re feeling a little rebellious; Fiat says you should opt for the optional package called the ‘City Cross Style’ package which introduces side moldings and a skid plate in addition to ultrashine roof bars. It also adds a cooper dashboard inside.
Acceleration happens swiftly, very swiftly. The Fiat Panda City Cross blisters from 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in 14.5 seconds and tops out at 96mph. I think an actual Panda can out accelerate the City Cross at this point.
Engine: 1.2-litre, 69bhp, 75lb ft of torque 129g/km C02, 51.4mpg (combined)
Transmission: Five-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Speed: 0-62mph in 14.5 seconds, 96mph top speed.