Car of the Year Undercuts City Rover

Tue, 16 Dec 2003
FIAT has today announced prices for its new 5-door Panda, voted European Car of the Year 2004, which goes on sale in the UK on 17th January.

The base model 1.1 Active, which is anything but basic compared to the entry level City Rover, comes in at £6,295 on the road. This includes DualDrive electric power steering, two front airbags, 5 three point seatbelts, central locking, adjustable steering column, 'follow me home' headlights, FIAT Code II engine immobiliser, RDS radio cassette with four speakers, 'intelligent' windscreen wipers, heater rear window with 'intelligent' wash/wipe, and electric front windows with driver side one-touch facility.

Jump to the 1.2 8v Dynamic and besides more power, for your £6,895 you get the additions of rev counter, trip computer, body colour bumpers, multifunction display, and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.

Upgrade to the 1.2 8v Dynamic Sound and on top of everything else for £7,495 you get a stereo radio CD player, six speakers, a 100 watt sub woofer, steering wheel audio controls, black aluminium roof bars, remote central locking, electric heated door mirrors, foglamps and side rubbing strips.

Alternatively, for the same £600 over the standard 1.2 8v Dynamic, go for the Dynamic Air-Con which, as the name implies, comes with manual air conditioning, black aluminium roof bars, remote central locking and side rubbing strips.

Or, for £600, go for the Dynamic SkyDome which comes with Skydome electric sunroof, black aluminium roofbars, remote central locking, foglights and side rubbing strips.

Top model so far is the 1.2 8v Eleganza which, for £8,095, comes with 14" alloys, electric heated door mirrors, black aluminium roof bars, stereo radio CD player, reconfigurable multi-function display, automatic climate control air-conditioning, rear folding seats split 50/50 and remote central locking.

Or use the extensive accessory list to have your Panda custom built the way you want it. These versions all go on sale in the UK with RHD from 17th January. We'll ahve to wait a bit longer for the stunning 70bhp 1.3 Multijet diesel version.

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