The Fiat Panda is blowing out its 40th candle this year. The Italians do not celebrate this with a facelift model but with a new version, in the form of the Fiat Panda Sport.
Anyone who had the silent hope that Fiat will continue with the Panda 100 HP with the Panda Sport, we must disappoint. The Panda Sport, like most of the Panda versions, has the 70 hp mild-hybrid 1.0 of the FireFly family under the hood. Yet the Panda Sport is somewhat reminiscent of its almost forgotten 100 HP predecessor.
Fiat Panda 100 HP (2006)
The Fiat Panda Sport stands on two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels, which are finished with black and red accents. The handles and side mirror caps are painted in body color as standard and we see various Sport badges. Also new: the Matt Gray paintwork. In the interior, Fiat also takes a tasty approach. For example, the dashboard is in titanium color, the door panels are covered with eco-leather and the headliner is in black. Here and there we find leather trim and Fiat also applies red accents in the interior. The Panda Sport is optionally available with the Pandemonio Pack, which includes red brake calipers, black tinted windows and a leather-covered steering wheel. More interesting is what is centrally located on the dashboard. The Panda Sport gets a new infotainment system as standard. The whole has a 7-inch touch screen and supports systems such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We expect the infotainment system to return in the other Panda versions in the long term.
The Panda Sport will be available at Dutch dealers from the beginning of next year. Prices and specifications will follow in the run-up to the market launch.