Two new versions of the Fiat Panda are now available, called the Panda Active ECO and Dynamic ECO. Both cars are fitted with special, low rolling resistance tyres, and use a low viscosity engine oil, which helps them to achieve a CO2 emissions level of 119 g/km.
The Panda Active ECO is powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine which develops 54 bhp at 5000 rpm, while the Panda Dynamic ECO’s 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 60 bhp at 5000 rpm.
Both Active ECO and Dynamic ECO models return 42.8 mpg in the urban cycle; 68.3 mpg extra urban; and 56.5 mpg combined. 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.
The Active ECO’s standard equipment list includes immobiliser, driver and passenger airbag, ABS anti-lock braking with EBD, electric power steering, Follow Me Home headlights and electric front windows; while the Dynamic ECO also gets remote central locking, colour coded bumpers and a CD/MP3 player.
The Active ECO and Dynamic ECO cost just £100 more than the standard versions on which they are based. That means the Panda Active ECO costs £7,105 and the Panda Dynamic ECO £7,705. Both have a reduced VED tax band from C to B, so there is an immediate saving of £85 to owners.