The Panda’s quirky good looks have made it a perennial favourite and the 2018 version with its soft edges maintains the car’s exceptional balance of design, style and performance. The intermediate Easy trim is among the most popular, adding good refinement and features for a mere £800 markup on the entry Pop model.
On the outside, the 2018 Easy trim brings smart roof rails and steel wheels with ‘Easy’ wheel caps, but it’s inside the cabin, where the real difference is felt, not least from the quality air conditioning system. Remote central locking, rear seat head restraints, boot light and a six speaker sound system complete the extras.
A key advantage in ‘shelling out’ for the Easy trim Panda is the better choice of engine options that come with this model, starting with the robust and reliable 1.2L petrol which represents great value, listing at £9,240 and averaging over 54mpg - giving you a great deal of car for the money.
At £10,440, the clever 0.9 Twinair with 85PS is exempt from road tax, combining an outstandingly low CO2 emission of 99g per km with over 67mpg. A flexible and very smart automatic model is also available with this engine for around £1.5K extra. This advanced transmission system emits an incredibly low 95g of CO2 and allows the driver to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic modes.
Finally, the superbly well-balanced 1.3 litre diesel Multijet with 75PS is a proven star of the open road, but nevertheless returns a stunning 72.4mpg in mixed conditions. This second generation diesel turbo model lists at £11,440 and coupled with the Easy features, is sure to be a sought-after second-hand acquisition.
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