There’s a new member of the Fiat Panda family—meet the Fiat Panda City Cross.
The Panda City Cross is a more muted variant of the range-topping Panda Cross, which comes with standard all-wheel drive. The Panda City Cross is more of an urban dweller and comes with a front-wheel drive configuration only.
Though, it still shares the tougher looks of the Panda Cross; it rides slightly higher and features plastic cladding to protect various portions of the body in case a bit of soft-roading ensues. The plastic cladding surrounds two square fog lights and moving your eyes to the roof reveal two black sport bars. 15-inch alloy wheels are standard.
The Panda City Cross is available solely with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine, which produces 70 horsepower. Sadly, none of the nifty off-road mechanical bits are available from the Panda Cross, either. No hill decent control, nothing. Really, the Panda City Cross is for those who want the looks of the all-wheel drive Panda Cross minus the capability.
With that said, Fiat will even offer an optional City Cross Style Pack, which adds everything else from the Panda Cross. Equipment includes side moldings, a front skid plate, body colored door mirrors and even red tow hooks at the front.
With less off-road capability, buyers will be looking at a lower entry price. The Panda City Cross starts at just £12,995, or roughly $16,800 USD at current exchange rates. We think we’d take a Jeep Renegade ourselves.