Pandas in Africa?

Is this the ultimate test-drive for a reasonably-priced car?

At 5.28pm on Monday February 11th 2013 Philip Young and Paul Brace drove their Fiat Panda under Marble Arch at the end of their gruelling 10,000 mile drive from Cape Town to London shaving over a day off the previous best time ever achieved.

Read more about their adventure.

Fiat Panda 2012

Fiat Panda 2012, originally uploaded by AutoMotoPortal.HR.

Photos of the next revision of the Fiat Panda are beginning to emerge… I’m not sure I like the look of new curvy model. Look out for more details in a few weeks after the Hamburg Motor Show.

Lego Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda (1), originally uploaded by Mad physicist.

Awesome Lego Panda:

In the last week or so I’ve been working on a design for this new LEGO model. It represents a Fiat Panda scaled 1/22.

F1 driver Mark Webber road-tests three low-cost cars, including the Fiat Panda.

I get the impression he didn’t really like any of them, but the Kia Picanto came out top. The Panda appears at about 3:10.

2010 Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda 2010

Details of changes to the 2010 edition of the Fiat Panda are emerging… carsuk.net has a summary:

Nothing too drastic, mind you. You’ll have to look quite hard to see what’s been done. The grill gets the same body-coloured treatment as the 4×4, there’s some new choices on the alloys, the roof bars get a bit of silver paint and the door mirrors grow in size.

The inside changes are even more minor. The instrument panel gets new graphics and you get a new choice of trim colour. And that’s it. As I said. Nothing too drastic.

The major oily bit change is the introduction of a new 69bhp 1.2 litre petrol that emits 113g/km CO2. The rest of the engine options remain unchanged for 2010.

Read more commentary at 4wheelsnews.com or carscoop.blogspot.com

Update: according to a post on fiatforum.com, the Fiat Panda Configurator on the Fiat UK website is now showing the new features.

The Fiat Panda 4x4 Adventure.

The Fiat Panda 4×4 Adventure has been launched in Italy and will subsequently arrive in the rest of Europe.

From the outside, the adventurous spirit of the new Panda 4×4 is apparent from its original green bodywork, which emphasises the car’s bond with nature and Fiat’s eternal special attention to the environment and sustainable transport. The same colour is used for the front and rear bumpers, enhanced by the grey of the central badges, while the lights are bronzed and the windows are tinted.

Fiat Panda Tank?


Fiat Panda, originally uploaded by turbodiesel.


Blue, White and Orange, originally uploaded by Wojciech Bednarski!.

A little £10k Fiat Panda 4×4 goes up against a £60k Range Rover.

Welcome to our New Fiat Panda blog… we’ve only just set this up, so there’s nothing here right now!