Fiat Panda Cross goes official, to debut in Geneva image

The Fiat Panda Cross has been officially unveiled by the Italian based automaker and the model in question will be making its public debut during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next month.

Fiat has big plans for the upcoming edition of the Geneva Motor Show and after pulling the wraps off the Freemont Cross, time has come to meet a new version of the Panda, named the Panda Cross. The model in question has been beefed up and it has received a body kit with an off-road like front bumper, with oversized wheel arches, with redesigned fog lights, a different rear bumper and it’s now riding on 15-inch alloy wheels.

Changes made to the cabin are limited and they include the Blue&Me infotainment system and climate control, offered as standard, along with the leather trim. Fiat says that the Panda Cross has received the torque-on-demand system, which is also available in the Panda 4×4. The system can distribute the torque between the front and the rear axle, depending on the traction. The model is also getting the Hill Descent Control and an updated suspension system.

The Fiat Panda Cross is taking its power from a 90 HP (66 kW) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque 0.9 liter TwinAir turbocharged engine, and it can also be ordered with the 1.3 liter MultiJet turbo diesel, which is coming with 80 HP (59 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. The two units are 5 HP more powerful here than on the standard Panda. The model in question will go on sale this fall and it should be more expensive than the Panda 4×4. No pricing details are being known so far.