Meet the Fiat Pandina: The "Safest Panda Ever" with a Tech Touch

by AutoExpert   |  1 March, 2024

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While everyone waits for the fancy new electric Panda (coming July 2024), Fiat just dropped a weird update to the existing one. It's called the "Pandina", and it's basically got some extra safety gadgets and a new touchscreen.

Oh, and they're building it until 2027!

Fiat Pandina

Okay, Let's Talk Upgrades

The Pandina's claim to fame is being "the safest Panda ever". Which, let's be real, isn't saying much. It's got stuff like auto-braking and lane assist (as required by law now), plus a new camera. Also, cruise control. Not the fancy adaptive kind, just your basic hold-the-speed version.

Fiat Pandina

Inside, things get slightly more exciting:

  • New digital dashboard, finally!
  • 7" touchscreen, which should've been standard ages ago.
  • Seats with recycled materials and cute Panda logos.

Fiat Pandina

Same Old Panda Underneath

Don't expect any power changes – it's the same tiny mild-hybrid engine, good for a whopping 69 horsepower. At least it gets the tough-looking "City Cross" body kit!

Fiat Pandina

Wait, Why Are They Doing This?

Turns out, people STILL love this ancient little box. It's a bestseller in Europe, and Fiat's cranking up production because folks can't get enough. So, it'll live on next to the all-electric version for years to come!

Fiat Pandina

Bottom Line

The Pandina is like your grandma suddenly getting into TikTok. Adorable, but also kinda confusing. If you want a basic, cheap car with a few modern touches, this might be it. Just don't expect anything truly groundbreaking.

 

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