With its quirky but entirely practical proportions, the Panda has been serving up fun, flexible and reliable motoring for nearly 25 years, since its launch in 1980. Now with softer edges and some smart new kit, the 2018 version of the Panda retains its personality but adds all the safety, comfort and convenience expected in a competitive modern compact 4-door.
The 1.2 petrol entry model is the cheapest in the range and a very popular choice with its lively and responsive 8-valve petrol engine. This proven unit makes the Panda 1.2L ideal around town but also flexible enough to perform on the open road.
The entry Pop trim for the new Panda 1.2 lists at just £8440 but comes with ABS brakes, seat and window airbags, central locking and mp3 connector. Upgrading to the intermediate Easy trim brings air con, roof rails and remote central locking. Finally, the high spec Lounge trim adds Fog lights, alloy wheels and some unique styling, whilst still listing at just under £10K.
Although the Panda 1.2 petrol is not the cheapest to run in the 2018 range, figures are nevertheless impressive. The model returns over 54 mpg in average conditions and emits 120g of CO2 per km. With a top speed of over 100mph, the engine has more than enough for motorway driving with an excellent raised driver position and great all round vision for a car in its class.
The Panda 1.2 petrol is an excellent value version of this stylish and practical 4-door supermini. Its eager but robust engine, flexible storage and surprisingly spacious cabin make it an obvious choice, and the great deals that Orangewheels can offer you off the list price make it even better.
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