New Fiat Panda Cross model has been spotted while undergoing winter testing in Sweden. Photos reveal minor facelifts of the new flagship.
It seems that Fiat has done a great job in concealing the design of the new vehicle. The camouflage suit has kept the look of the prototype.
It was not easy to conclude the revisions but it seems that there were only minor changes. It looks like it still has a lot of similarities with the existing model.
— Fiat (@fiatontheweb) December 6, 2016
Comparing with the current model, the new Panda appears to have a bigger Fiat badge. A new design in the lighting fixtures is also expected in the facelift.
The four-wheel drive car shows its iconic scuff plate at the bottom front bumper. The fog lights can also be spotted on the front grilles. However, at the rear part, there are no obvious revisions that can be spotted, AutoExpress reported.
Furthermore, the new Fiat Panda is reportedly sharing the majority of its components with the latest Fiat 500 facelift. According to AutoEvolution, the former will most likely borrow the powerplant revisions in the latter.
With regard to the engine, the publication believes that Fiat has not upgraded the model beyond the 100 hp mark. An Abarth version of the engine is speculated to be the upgrade on the engine but seems like a wishful thinking only.
On the inside, a colorful version of the interior and exterior are also expected. The facelift will most likely touch the cabin too.
The new Panda is also expected to have a cozier feel with its updated suspension. The new vehicle will be much appreciated if it will also come with an NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) revisions.
There is still no official announcement on the target release date for the new Fiat Panda. Reports speculate the new model will most likely come out by the end of 2020.