After 23 years from when the original Panda was introduced, Fiat presents the 2nd gen. of their cheapest car to re-confirm itself as one of the European leaders in the utility car sector. Presented in 2003, the Panda 169 (that’s its codename) has an all-new redesigned chassis, which consists for the first time in a 5-door body. Thanks to its tiny dimensions of 3,54 x 1,57 meters and its plastic structure, the Panda 169 weights starting from just 840 kilos. These small dimensions are the reason for the very small trunk, which contains barely 200 liters if the rear seats are not reclined; if they are, the capacity reaches 800 liters. The new chassis, however, isn’t the safest of its category, as the Panda 169 obtained only three stars at the Euro NCAP crash tests. In the interior, there’s once again an extensive use of low-quality plastics, and the basic equipment is absolutely poor. The options can be technologies advanced at the time, such as the automatic heating and satnav, but there are also safety-related ones, like the ABS and ESP. The Panda 169 was initially sold in four main equipment: Actual (54HP), Active (54HP), Dynamic (60HP), and Emotion (60HP). A slight facelift in 2006 introduces more personalization possibilities while purchasing. In 2009, the new Climbing, Cross, and Glam are introduced and come with a more powerful 69HP engine. Among the special versions of this vehicle, there are the off-road related 4×4, 4×4 Climbing and Cross, and also a powerful “100HP” edition. In 2012, when the 3rd gen. Panda is released, the 2nd gen. turns its name in “Panda Classic” for a few months before being permanently discontinued.

🏎️ Fiat Panda II (169)
📍 Italy
🛠️ 1.1 MPI 88NM 54HP
💨 14,3 seconds
🔝 150km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⚡ (3,5/5)