Fiat launches new Panda Ecos

Two money-saving, planet-friendly versions of Fiat’s top-selling Panda city car are to go on sale in the UK.

Hot on the heels of the family-friendly Panda Mamy and the rugged four-wheel drive Panda Cross, the new Panda Active Eco and Dynamic Eco will go on sale at the end of September.

"It has been a busy summer for Panda with the launch of Mamy and Cross, and we are delighted to announce these new Eco cars too," said a proud Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat UK.

"This is another example of how seriously we take the environmental issue, while offering drivers real value-for-money motoring."

Top speed for the Active Eco is 93 mph, with a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 15 seconds, while the Dynamic Eco reaches a maximum 96 mph and has a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 14 seconds.

These two newcomers cost just £100 more than the standard versions on which they are based.

That means the Panda Active Eco costs £7,105 on the road and the Panda Dynamic Eco £7,705. But thanks to a reduction of the VED tax band from C to B, there is an immediate saving of £85 to owners.

Written by Gilbert Charleston


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