Fiat Subtly Refreshes 2017 Panda, Order Books Now Open [31 Pics]

Fiat’s popular Panda city car received some mild updates for 2017 in order to remain fresh against its tough competition.

The Italian company left the design pretty much unchanged and concentrated on giving a good revamp on the interior options instead. The only new features for the exterior is the addition of two new color options -the pastel Amore Red and the metallic Colosseo Grey- and a pair of new alloy designs.

Starting from the dashboard, Fiat added new graphics on the instruments, making them more modern and easier to read. All of the seat fabrics are refreshed with new graphics and colour options for all trim levels.

Basic Panda versions get a fabric upholstery with geometric elements while the 4×4 and Cross models feature shot fabric in the middle of the seats to make them look more robust. The class-leading room inside remains unchanged, with the 2017 Fiat Panda able to accommodate up to five people while offering a 225lt boot capacity.

On the tech front, the new Panda offers a new solution for an infotainment system. Fiat calls it the Uconnect as with the rest of its models, which uses through a dedicated app the driver’s smartphone as a gateway to all the usual services, and includes Bluetooth, audio streaming, USB data located in the glove compartment, voice recognition system, recharging port with USB port on the dashboard, AUX port, MP3, and the “Panda Uconnect” interface via Bluetooth.

The engine range also remains unchanged and includes a wide range of options: a 69hp 1.2-litre offered in petrol and petrol-LPG versions, the twin-cylinder 0.9-litre Twinair available in three power levels (65hp, 85hp and 90hp, a 80hp petrol-methane version and the 95hp 1.3-litre diesel.

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  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    this cant be right why did we see on carscoop a few months back a completly disguised panda which looks like it was in for a major facelift ???

    and why has fiat done so little to this car??? it doesnt sell to well over hear now so i dont get it ?

    • i10

      Sorry to read of your disappointment. Take a look at the Hyundai i10. This has recently been refreshed and it is WhatCar’s City Car category winner…

      I like the Panda too but feel it really needs better engines.

    • fabri99

      “Over here” where?
      It’s actually been the best selling car in Italy for a few years in a row now, and it doesn’t come to the US, so where are you from?

  • fabri99

    I still feel like Fiat should export the Panda to the US. It’s cute, they’d love it probably just as much as they love the 500.

    • bubusdad

      Well, the Panda has two bonus doors and rides well across winds on the highway. Drove one for a week around Sicily and it was a blast. It’s truly a shame it’s not sold here.

      • fabri99

        And it would be cheaper than the 500, but a status symbol just as much.

  • 🍹Blue Lily🐬

    I think using the driver’s smartphone is a mistake.
    They need a real on-board computer to become the best mini-SUV in the world.

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