The Fiat Panda now has new Euro 5 engines across the range, returning up to 67.3 mpg.
The new power units result in a higher top speed, better acceleration, improved fuel consumption and lower CO 2 figures, and they are fitted to the new line-up of Panda 1.2 Active, 1.2 MyLife, 1.2 Dynamic and the diesel 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic.
The 67.3 mpg combined cycle fuel consumption figure is for the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel version, which has emissions of 109 g/km CO 2 . It also has a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 13.1 seconds, and a maximum speed of 103 mph.
The 1.2-litre Euro 5 engine replaces the Panda’s previous entry-level 1.1-litre petrol unit. The 69 bhp unit can take the car from 0-62 mph in 13.4 seconds and gives it a top speed of 101 mph. It returns 57.6 mpg (combined cycle) and has a CO 2 figure of 113 g/km.
The entry-level Active offers power steering, electric front windows, body-coloured bumpers and driver and passenger airbags as standard.
MyLife cars add equipment such as alloy wheels, remote central locking and 12V power socket, while Dynamic trim adds body-coloured door mirrors and handles, roof bars, air conditioning, pearlescent paint, split folding rear seat, MP3 player and fog lights.
In February, Fiat recorded Europe’s lowest volume-weighted CO 2 emissions for the fourth consecutive year.
Prices for the new Euro 5 Fiat Panda range start from £8,445 for the 1.2 Active.
The four-wheel drive Fiat Panda Cross
diesel was a capable low emission 4×4 but it is no longer available in the UK.