Fiat Ireland will once again offer a 4x4 version of the Panda at the end of 2011. The Panda Cross was on sale in Ireland before, but poor sales prompted it to be dropped from the price list.
The recent bout of bad weather has prompted Fiat to bring back the brilliant little 4x4 when an all-new version arrives. It will most likely be Ireland's cheapest off-roader.
Prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the new Panda's launch but Fiat Group Automobiles Ireland says it is determined to ensure the new model will be Ireland's most affordable all-wheel drive vehicle.
The current Panda Cross features ESP with Hill Holder, an electronic differential lock, air conditioning and alloy wheels as standard, while its fuel consumption figure is 5.2 litres/100km (combined cycle) and its CO2 emissions of 136g/km place it in VRT Band B.