2021 Fiat Panda City Life Hybrid – Perfect Urban Crossover. 2021 Fiat Panda City Life Hybrid – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Please Consider Subscribing.
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Launched in February on the Panda Hybrid Launch Edition, the exclusive special series that debuted at the same time as the 500 Hybrid Launch Edition, Mild Hybrid technology is now available across the New Panda line-up, providing all the benefits of efficient, compact, lightweight and accessible hybrid driving. In short, it is the best city car solution and is perfectly in line with the approach taken by Fiat, an increasingly sustainable pioneer of technology and an innovator in mobility.
The gasoline Mild Hybrid engine pairs the new Euro 6D Final-compliant 70 hp (51.5 kW) 3-cylinder 1-liter engine from the FireFly family with a BSG (Belt-integrated Starter Generator) electric motor. The latter recovers energy during braking and deceleration, stores it in a lithium battery with a capacity of 11 Ah, and uses it, at a peak output of 3.6 kW, to restart the engine in Stop&Start mode and to assist acceleration.
Compared to the 1.2 69 hp Fire, the Panda’s Mild Hybrid engine improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 30%, guaranteeing the same performance and ensuring a very high standard of comfort, even when restarting. The BSG system also means the internal combustion engine can restart very quietly and vibration-free when stopping and setting off again.
The transmission takes on the new 6-speed gearbox, designed to further optimize the engine’s range of usage. The New Panda Hybrid also gives customers access to all the advantages of hybrid vehicle homologation, which – depending on local regulations – include freedom of access and movement in city centers, cheaper parking in towns and tax breaks.
The first variation in the new urban world of ‘Life’ is the Panda trim level, the gateway to the line-up: an accessible car packed with smart solutions, making it ideal for every kind of travel or transfer. The second trim is the genuine new feature in this soul: the New Panda City Life, the linchpin of the line-up, aimed at those who look for the best ratio between price and product substance in a city car, without sacrificing an attractive and distinctive style.
The design of the Panda City Life includes new front bumpers, a brand-new insert in the side skirts and the new 15″ ‘Life’ wheel rims, a perfect combination with the various contrasting black elements included as standard: from the roof rack to the side protective bands, from the wing mirror housing to the external handles. The urban soul is also showcased inside the passenger compartment, which includes two-tone gray seats and anthracite-colored dashboard, manual air conditioning and Uconnect system complete with DAB radio, Bluetooth 2.1 technology and a special smartphone mount installed on the dashboard (with the new 7” touchscreen radio with DAB digital system, set up for Apple CarPlay and compatible with Android Auto™ and smartphone bracket on demand).
On demand, the New Panda can also be fitted with the new D-Fence by Mopar pack, consisting of three devices for optimum car hygiene: a filter that stops impurities getting into the car from outside, blocks particulates and practically 100% of allergens, and reduces the formation of mold and bacteria by 98%; a purifier for the air inside the passenger compartment, which filters out micro-particles such as pollen or bacteria; and a UV lamp to cleanse all the contact surfaces in our cars: the steering wheel, the gear stick, and the seats.