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Here’s your first look at the new Fiat Grande Panda

Reinvented Fiat icon will arrive in both hybrid and electric forms later this year

Published: 14 Jun 2024

Fiat has released the first image of a new lemon tree it intends to launch later this year, citing it’ll be the most ‘lemony lemon tree’ in its 125-year history.

Kidding. It’s the new Fiat Panda! Or rather, the new Fiat Grande Panda! And Fiat’s reinvention of its Eighties icon does indeed look… zingy. Full of flavour.

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It’ll be a supermini about the size of the old Fiesta, Fiat calling the exterior ‘special’, citing a “combination of structured lines and soft and bold surfaces that emphasise the robust wheel arches”. It’s certainly a very bold, blocky interpretation of perhaps one of the world’s very finest everyday cars.

The front’s made up of a sort of cube design, with daytime running lights that turn into indicators, flanks that apparently recall the “strength” of the Eighties Panda, sloping roof racks, 3D-printed Panda lettering that doffs its cap to the hardy old Panda 4x4, and massive arches.

It’ll sit on Stellantis’s ‘STLA-Smart’ platform, allowing it to be sold across the globe in both hybrid and electric guises. We’re promised space for five humans inside with a “robust” interior volume.

And it’ll come with a robust set of colours, too, including… a very lemony yellow. We’ll get more details and see more of the Big Boi later this year.

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