The New Fiat Panda Cross has won its first major award only 3 months after being launched in the UK. A panel of expert judges from 4x4 and MPV Driver magazine, has voted the new all-terrain Panda 4x4 of the Year 2009.
The Panda’s off road capability, style and affordability were all highlighted with particular attention paid to the brilliant 1.3 16v Multijet turbodiesel engine. See new fiat panda deals at UK Car Discount.
“The diesel engine has made a star out of the Fiat’s baby off roader. It’s a viable motorway cruiser now, while bringing out the fun side of the Cross’s handling on twisty roads, something that is never at the expense of a surprisingly comfortable ride” says Bob Murray, editor, 4x4 and MPV Driver.
“The Panda Cross rewrites the rulebook for baby 4x4’s in most areas, emerging as a capable all-rounder at a time when small is increasingly beautiful. We say it is the best new 4x4 launched in the past 12 months”
The Panda Cross includes ESP, Air Con, Radio and MP3- compatible CD player with steering wheel audio controls and electric power steering as standard. With fuel consumption at 54.3 mpg combined and emissions at 136g/km, the Fiat Panda Cross offers excellent value for money.