The cute and cuddly city car has been updated by the Italian brand in order to keep up with the fast moving times, with the 2017 model year packing mild changes.
The third generation Panda has already been around for quite some time, being introduced back in 2011, so the automaker has decided to go for a nip and tuck scenario to keep up with the times before a new generation comes out. The 2017 model year update introduces the pastel Amore Red and metallic Colosseo Grey body paints for the standard, the 4×4 version, and the even more rugged Cross edition. The 14-inch steel wheels of the Easy trim get a new hub cap design, with the 15-inch set optional on the Easy and Lounge (standard on the 4×4) now available with a silver finish.
Moving inside, Fiat has opted for a double central spoke design steering wheel in silver or titanium, matched by the new look of the seat upholstery and the accents of the dashboard. All models also get a refresh for the instrument panel’s graphics and there’s also a reworked fabric in the Panda 4×4. The same engines carry over, starting with a 65-hp 1.2-liter gasoline engine and moving on to the well known 0.9-liter TwinAir available with 65, 85, and 90 horsepower. Fiat also has the 2017 Panda using a 95-hp Multijet turbodiesel and even a methane-compatible TwinAir Turbo packing 80 hp.