2012 Fiat Panda Van review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 13 July 2012 , 18:07:57 byVeronica

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Fiat Panda Van

Fiat Professional developed a new vehicle, the new Panda Van, a model that combines performance, handling and comfort with easy loading and reliability, important characteristics when it comes to a commercial vehicle. This new Fiat Panda Van is perfect for the ones that spend a lot of time behind the wheel or need to make deliveries like service companies, maintenance and postal services and so on. At the moment of launch, the range contains two trim levels, Pop and Easy 2-seat to 4-seat.

Both models features front-wheel drive and two engines. The first one is a 1.3 16v Multijet turbo-diesel capable of developing 75 BHP and the second one is a 1.2-liter Fire petrol capable of producing 69 BHP. The starting price for the Fiat Pop Panda Van powered by a 1.2 was established for EUR8.850 and the Van Easy Panda 1.3-liter, EUR11.700. The output is being transferred to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.

The Panda Van looks more like a small commercial vehicle thanks to the front and rear bumpers. The carmaker also provided tinted rear glass for greater privacy and security when it comes to the goods transported. Nine colors are available for the exterior and the interiors offered in 2 variants combined with two different seat fabrics. The model has a spacious cargo compartment thanks to the innovative platform the carmaker used. One of the highlights is that the cargo floor is made of plastic honeycomb that offers increased performance when it comes to strength, sound absorption and durability. This way, the model is lighter and it takes it closer to the environment. It also features a robust bulkhead to protect driver and passengers from loads spilling over into the cabin, emphasizing the character of a commercial vehicle. The carmaker turned its attention towards passenger comfort and safety.