2013 Fiat Panda 4x4 - SNOW TEST
The Fiat Panda 4x4 is the only 4WD model in segment A. Successor to a
best-seller which first appeared 29 years ago and made its name as the
smallest and most interesting "explorer" in the category, today's new
four-wheel drive Panda is a Jack of all trades, ready to tackle mountain
mule tracks and the urban jungle with the same cool. In addition to
standard equipment able to satisfy the most demanding of customers, from a
technical point of view, the new Panda 4x4 has bettered itself once more
and proven its admirable capacity to compete with off-road cars of much
greater dimensions (as well as much higher prices).
With five doors, the car is 368 centimetres long, 167 centimetres wide and
160 centimetres high. The wheelbase is 230 centimetres. It has a front
track of 141 centimetres and a rear track of 140. With a look characterised
by the marked geometric lines of the front and rear bumpers, with aluminium
coloured cosmetic inserts to underline the presence of metallic protection
under the body, the new Panda 4x4 also comes in two new bodywork colours:
Sicilia orange (pastel) and Toscana green (metallic). With respect to the
solutions adopted on 4x2 versions, this Panda offers some new features: a
new green fascia variant frames the instruments and the large storage
pocket, fabric seats with a special design in three colour options (green,
sand, pumpkin) and eco-leather details, and finally a new storage
compartment added to the 14 already present on the 4x2.
The Panda 4x4 is a vehicle with outstanding personality, which knows how to
win over the most demanding customers, lovers of adventure and life in the
open air. For those customers, the new version uses a "Torque on demand"
drive system, which is activated automatically when needed, so you can
tackle any driving situation in complete cool. The Panda also 4x4 features
the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system with ELD (Electronic Locking
Differential) function as standard. This system provides additional
assistance while driving and setting off on slippery terrain (snow, ice,
The Panda 4x4 also offers all the dynamics and comfort you need to complete
long and challenging routes, thanks above all to the revised suspension- an
independent MacPherson wheel arrangement at the front and interconnected
wheels with torsion beam layout at the rear - to the 6-speed gearbox with
shortened first gear connected to the TwinAir turbo engine, to accentuate the model's off-road
features, ensuring optimum setting off during hill starts. Finally, to
ensure maximum grip on any road surface the new model benefits from
specifically developed 175/65 R15 84T M+S tyres.
The Fiat Panda 4x4 is available with two engine options, both with
Start&Stop: the new 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir turbo and the 75 HP 1.3 MultiJet II diesel. The
TwinAir turbo has 40% more torque than
the 1.2 Fire of the previous generation. This, in combination with the
special six-speed gearbox with shortened first gear, ensures much better
uphill starts, quality start-up, flexibility and pick-up. A similar
improvement is evident on the MultiJet II engine, where torque is increased
The car offers a wealth of standard equipment, including: ESC system with
ELD, manual climate control system, CD/MP3 radio, 15" burnished alloy rims,
175/65 R15 M+S tyres, electric door mirrors, central locking system with
remote control and rear headrests. Furthermore, the abundant optional
equipment and accessories include the innovative "City Brake Control"
system, the sliding rear seat and Blue&Me TomTom2 LIVE".
Fiat Panda Cross 4x4
Beaucoup de plaisir. Une voiture de rêve pour qui aime jouer.
Ma playmobile est d'enfer ...et bien crottée, elle est à l'aise sur les
Champs Elysées à Paris au milieu des gros 4x4 de ville ...Too bad ...
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
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