Here are the latest spy shots of the next Fiat Panda 4×4, which allow us to make a first comparison with the ‘regular’ front-wheel drive version. Quite understandably, there are not going to be any radical change in respect to the current model as it just needs a little restyling to make it more appealing for the next couple of years. The new all-wheel drive version of the Panda can be recognized by the newly designed front and rear bumpers, the increased ride height and the several raw plastic inserts that have been added here and there on the exterior, most notably the bars on the sides.
The new Panda 4×4 should get a new suspension at the back and an AWD system with a viscous coupling unit. There should be three engine options: a 1.2-litre delivering 69 hp, a 0.9-litre Twinair producing 85 hp and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel unit producing 95 hp. The model will be officially introduced to the world at the forthcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show, in March.
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