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Fiat to launch Abarth Panda

Fiat to launch Abarth Panda

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Fiat to launch Abarth Panda

Fiat is set to launch an Abarth Panda, with on the road prices starting from £15k, it has been reported.

The Fiat Panda is set to receive a tuning makeover from Abarth and if the results are as impressive as that of the re-imagined 500 then the firm has another hit on its hands.

According to a report in Auto Express, the Italian manufacturer is gearing up to launch an Abarth Fiat Panda, with entry level prices set to start from as little as £15,000.

The model will be powered by a tuned version of Fiat's 875cc two-cylinder turbo TwinAir engine.

Driving enthusiasts will be able to expect 110bhp, which will produce a 0-62mph time of just 8.5 seconds.

"Top speed will be 110mph, while fuel economy will remain impressive at 60mpg. The same engine is set to feature in the new Panda 4x4," the news provider explained.

"The flagship Panda is tipped to hit showrooms some time in 2013, and will be the first Abarth-tuned car to feature this engine."

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