The fourth generation of the Fiat Panda is set to hit the European market at the end of 2024. Inspired by the Fiat Centoventi concept car, the new Panda is expected to be priced under EUR 25,000. The current Panda will initially coexist alongside the next generation Panda.
the Fiat Panda of the future will be a family of models, including smaller and larger hatchback and crossover models with Panda DNA in addition to the Panda itself. At least two of these models are expected to have a strong design resemblance to the Centoventi concept car.
The Fiat Panda Electric is likely to be based on the same platform as the fourth generation Citroen C3 for Europe, meaning it will be a technical cousin of the Citroen C3 Electric. This means the Panda Electric will likely have similar motors and battery packs. It is possible that the Panda Electric will be available in a base version with a 60 kW motor and a 40 kWh battery pack, as well as a premium version with an 80 kW motor and a 50 kWh battery pack. The 50 kWh battery pack could offer a WLTP range of up to 400 km (249 miles).
The next generation Fiat Panda is expected to have a completely new interior with a large screen for the infotainment system and vehicle control. There will also likely be a number of advanced safety features offered, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
There is also talk of an Abarth variant of the new Panda Electric, with the Abarth badge known for its sporty and powerful vehicles. This variant could offer a more powerful motor and improved performance.
While the A-segment car sector in Europe struggles to survive due to high emission and safety requirements, it looks like the next generation Fiat Panda Electric could be the one to make it. This is mainly because the company is opting for a fully electric drivetrain, which not only helps to meet increasingly stringent emission standards but also allows the company to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles. Additionally, the next generation Panda Electric offers the expected low prices, making it more accessible to a wider audience.
It is also noteworthy that Fiat is choosing a modular battery pack for the Panda Electric, meaning users can remove the battery pack and charge it separately. This can be convenient for people who use the Panda Electric as a second car and have limited charging infrastructure at home.
Overall, the Fiat Panda Electric looks set to be a strong player in the electric car market, with its combination of an affordable price, good range, and advanced features. It is exciting to see what the next generation Panda has in store and how it will shape the future of the electric car market