2014 Geneva Motor Show: début of a Fiat Panda Cross and Fiat Freemont Cross

Posted on 07. Jun, 2014 by in Acura Canada

  • World première of a new top-of-the-range versions of a Panda and Freemont models
  • With incompatible forms and characters, both safeguard ultimate leisure of use, even in a many perfectionist conditions interjection to a all-wheel drive, though giving adult on a sold impression with good personality
  • Panda Cross: it provides all a exclusivity offering by a SUVs of aloft segments in reduction than 370cm
  • ‘Torque on demand’ all-wheel expostulate and Electronic Locking Differential duty as customary with Terrain Control, a selector for lovers of off-road pushing
  • Available with a increasing versions of a 80HP 1.3 MultiJet II and 90HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo, a latter with specific 6-speed delivery with condensed initial gear
  • Compared to a Panda 4×4, a Panda Cross offers oversized tyres (‘All Seasons’ 185/65R15) and softened off-road opening overdue to a 24° proceed and 33° exit angles and increasing belligerent clearance
  • ‘City Brake Control’ on request, a active reserve complement that brakes automatically to equivocate collision that won ‘Euro NCAP Advanced 2013’
  • Freemont Cross: a tough off-road demeanour to prove your titillate for exclusivity and eminence
  • New front and back bumpers, ‘platinum chrome’ details, black frames for a front and back light clusters, dedicated five-spoke 19″ Hyper Black amalgamate wheels
  • 8.4″ Uconnect touchscreen navigator, new black leather seats with sports filigree fabric inserts and light ardesian grey tip stitching, and Liquid Graphite interior finishes as standard
  • 2 engine versions (140HP 2.0 MultiJet II and 170HP 2.0 MultiJet II), 2 gearboxes (manual or involuntary 6-speed transmission) and 2 expostulate options (front-wheel or AWD)
  • Fiat Panda Cross and Fiat Freemont Cross will be on sale starting from autumn 2014


Fiat has picked a Geneva theatre to benefaction a universe début of a Panda Cross and Freemont Cross, both during a tip of their sold ranges. The dual new cars offer exclusive, endless apparatus for a reserve of occupants and limit contentment on house sum with a singular and observable style.


New Panda Cross

The new Panda Cross is a flexible SUV that’s easy to hoop in city trade though has a suggestion and apparatus customary of a 4×4 SUV of a aloft category, as demonstrated by a adoption as customary of both a ‘Torque on demand’ delivery complement – it activates automatically as required, so we can tackle any conditions with finish cold – and a ESC (Electronic Stability Control) complement finish with ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) function. This provides additional assistance while pushing and environment off on sleazy terrain.


The Panda Cross also offers a selector for lovers of off-road pushing so they can have a choice to best use several AWD facilities formed on a pushing conditions. In detail, ‘Terrain Control’ lets a motorist name 3 opposite modes:

  • AUTO – Automatic placement of expostulate between a dual axles in suitability with a hold of a highway surface
  • LOCK – The four-wheel expostulate is always active for optimal off-road use, with placement of torque among a 4 wheels, braking a wheels that are losing hold (or trip some-more than a others), and so transferring a expostulate to those with a many grip.
  • HILL DESCENT – For best doing of quite high mountain descents or when going down intensely rough routes.


Every fact of a Panda Cross has been designed to make it immediately recognizable and distinctive, with a stylistic denunciation customary of an SUV. It all starts with a front finish featuring a mint demeanour interjection to a new bumper, that boasts a inexhaustible movement image in a satin titanium colour with a pattern of holes that reinterprets a Panda’s evil “squircle” motif. Tow hooks with an immediately recognizable new pattern in a shining red place importance on a off-road character. The light clusters too are code new, interjection to a headlights and new haze lights integrated with a trademark hilt carp trim, and to a new DRLs with LED technology, built into a movement plate. From a side, certain specific elements, such as a conspicuous circle arches, mouldings with ‘Cross’ badge and a new roof bars that both take adult a finish of a movement plate, mount out. The 15″ amalgamate wheels competition a 5-spoke V pattern and a varnished steel finish. The back finish too is characterised by a new fender with under-body insurance that takes adult a pattern and finish of a front movement plate, a new varnished light cluster and a chrome tail pipe. Taken as a whole, these sum lend it an intensely worldly coming and immediately promulgate impetus and agility.


The new Panda Cross guarantees endless newcomer room, a preference of 5 doors and a vast modular space, all contained in usually 370 centimetres. Additionally, a newcomer cell offers specific fabric trim, leather-lined steering circle and rigging doorknob and sold trim for a dashboard. Of sold seductiveness among a customary apparatus are a  automatic meridian control,  radio CD/MP3 with BlueMeTM complement with steering circle controls, special 15″ amalgamate wheels, electric doorway mirrors, height-adjustable driver’s chair and ‘All Seasons’ 185/65R15 tyres.


And hire out among a resources of apparatus accessible on request, there’s a innovative City Brake Control, a complement that  received a ‘Euro NCAP Advanced 2013’ endowment and that recognises a participation of other vehicles or obstacles in front of a car, braking automatically if a motorist fails to meddle directly to equivocate collision or lessen a consequences, active for speeds adult to 30 km/h.


Two engine versions are available, both with StartStop customary and braggadocio aloft opening than a versions on a Panda 4×4: a 80 HP 1.3 MultiJet II turbodiesel and 90 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo petrol, a latter with specific 6-speed delivery with condensed initial gear.  What’s more, compared to a Panda 4×4 from that it is derived, a new automobile offers extended performance. With a 24° proceed angle and 33° exit angle and a incomparable special ‘All Seasons’ 185/65R15 tyres, a Panda Cross ensures ever startling opening off a highway and well-developed comfort on a road.


The sold personality, compress stretch and lively of a Panda Cross will attract courtesy when travelling down city streets, and will constraint a hearts of those who adore journey and life in a open atmosphere overdue to a superb off-road performance. That’s though mentioning a possession of all a energetic and comfort characteristics that concede it to finish prolonged and severe routes with ease, in partial interjection to a tried-and-tested cessation layout: an eccentric MacPherson complement during a front, while a complement with wheels companion around torsion lamp specifically grown for a all-wheel-drive chronicle was deliberate some-more suitable for a rear.


The new Panda Cross will be marketed starting from a autumn in a vital European markets, and a three-layer orange clothing of huge impact will be offering for a occasion.


New Freemont Cross

The Swiss uncover will also be graced by a new Freemont Cross, a top-of-the-range crossover targeted during a diverse, wide-ranging open with an eye on new developments and looking for a best change between functionality and design.

Devoted to all those who adore to be means to select their possess road, whatever a stretch or continue to be tackled, a Cross chronicle depicts a outside suggestion of a Fiat crossover. The Freemont Cross is characterised by a tough, sold coming interjection to a mint front and back bumpers with Platinum Chrome details, a front silken black grille, five-spoke 19″ Hyper Black wheels and Platinum Chrome-coloured side skirts. The black frames of a front and back light clusters give a Freemont Cross an even some-more brazen personality, saying a willingness to tackle any road.


Fiat Freemont Cross also offers an disdainful interior with new leather seats finish with sports filigree inserts and light ardesian grey tip stitching, interior finishes in a shade of Liquid Graphite, and customary facilities like a 8.4″ Uconnect touchscreen satellite navigator, back parking camera and Premium Alpine audio complement with 6 speakers, 368 W amplifier and subwoofer. And there’s more: electric exhilarated and folding doorway mirrors, 6 airbags, bright crater holders, Keyless Entry  and Keyless Go with starting symbol and audio and pushing speed law controls on a steering wheel.

Fiat Freemont business can also configure a interior as they see fit, interjection to a 32 chair configurations and some-more than 20 storage compartments widespread via a whole newcomer compartment, reaching a sum ability of 140 litres, many a same foot space of a city car. A bucket volume of roughly 1.5 cubic metres can be combined by folding down a second and third rows of seats.


The new top-of-the-range chronicle is accessible with a 140 HP 2.0 MultiJet II engine, with 6-speed primer gearbox and front-wheel drive, and a 170 HP 2.0 MultiJet II, both in a 4×2 chronicle with primer gearbox and an active AWD chronicle teamed exclusively with a 6-speed involuntary transmission.


In detail, a active AWD (All-Wheel Drive) is ‘on demand’ type, with an electronic control section that uses sensors to magnitude a hold of a 4 wheels and decides when to send expostulate to a rear. The electronic complement modulates torque send by a use of a ECC (Electronically Controlled Coupling) and, doing usually when necessary, contributes to tying fuel consumption.

The new Freemont Cross will be accessible in European showrooms starting from Autumn 2014.


Cross: a higher choice for dual winning models

These dual critical developments extend a Panda and Freemont ranges so that new blurb opportunities in segments experiencing expansion can be seized, as good as building on a rarely certain response of a European open to a dual Fiat models.


Specifically, a new Panda Cross enters one of a vital rapid-growth segments in Europe, a sold difficulty of top-of-the-range 4×4 mini-SUVs that a Panda itself invented in 1983 and serve grown with a second era in 2004 with a 4×4 versions and in 2006 with a Cross, another high-end Panda version. Over 30,000 Panda Cross vehicles have been purebred in 6 years


Eight years after a Panda Cross presents itself with an even stronger celebrity and offers some-more equipment, extended individuality and even improved off-road performance. The Panda has reinforced a care position in a off-road shred even some-more with this new indication that completes a innate, winning qualities of a other dual city car-SUV variants launched in 2012: a Panda Trekking with Traction+ and a Panda 4×4 with all-wheel drive. The dual versions have already met with success in a small bit over a year, as proven by a over 26,300 units purebred and a measure of awards received, like a lawful SUV of a Year 2012 conferred by a British repository Top Gear. The Panda 4×4 is one box of success. In a 30-year-long history, it invented a new shred and assured some-more than 500,000 business opposite Europe.


The new Panda Cross will assistance to connect a higher formula achieved by a whole Panda family: in 2013, a initial full year after a operation update, a new Panda was Italy’s best-selling automobile for a second year using in serve to being second in a shred in Europe, after a Fiat 500. And together with a 500, a Panda led Fiat to a position of undisputed care in a A shred in 2013 with some-more than 27% of a share in Europe.


The success of a Panda indication lies in a unusual range, a many endless and different in a category. It is a usually one to exaggerate engine versions trimming from turbodiesel to turbo petrol, from LPG to methane (the TwinAir Turbo Methane was named ‘Best Green Engine of a Year 2013’); a initial to offer a City Brake Control reserve complement that won it a prestigious ‘Euro NCAP Advance award’; and a usually automobile to mix a condensation and doing of a city automobile with a 4×4 opening of an authentic off-road vehicle. ;;


With a same finish in view, a new Freemont Cross, a disdainful top-of-the-range chronicle of Italy’s best-selling 7-seater crossover, is launched today. In Europe too, a indication is among a many rarely regarded in a shred interjection to a multi-faceted spirit. It is a complicated crossover ideal for a contemporary and energetic family that contains a best of a accumulation of product categories: MPV, SUV and hire wagon, though foregoing a energetic and enthralling style.


A poignant grant to a Fiat Freemont’s glorious blurb opening was done by a top-of-the-range Lounge and Park Avenue trim levels, that paint some-more than 75% of sales, and that will be serve reinforced by a new introduction of a Black Code chronicle and a AWD version, that represents some-more than 50% of sales. In total, in dual and a half years on sale, a Fiat Freemont has achieved a share of some-more than 60,000 units purebred in Europe. And currently it’s a spin of a new Cross chronicle to lift a bar of exclusiveness and record in a universe of crossovers. 


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