Fiat Panda Cross crowned Best Crossover by 4x4 Magazine

Here at Arbury Fiat in Walsall, we were thrilled to see the Fiat Panda Cross scoop the ‘Best Crossover’ award at the 4x4 Magazine 4x4 of the Year 2019 awards for the second year running.

4x4 Magazine is the UK’s only dedicated 4x4 and pick-up publication, and their annual 4x4 awards have been defining the segment for more than 25 years. Expert judges praised the Panda Cross for its ‘rorty' engine, traction-finding ability and entertaining drive, awarding it top honours in a sector that is becoming increasingly competitive.

Alan Kidd, Editor of 4x4 Magazine, enthused: “I don't think there's any vehicle that's won its class so consistently down the years as the Panda Cross. The market has been ever-changing, but it's been wonderfully consistent in what it offers – while also getting better all the time. It's not built to be the ultimate all-terrain vehicle, but its lightweight and tidy proportions mean it's incredibly manoeuvrable and sure-footed on rough ground. You have to go a long way to find its limits.”

This achievement is one in a long list of accomplishments for the Fiat Panda: the first city car to feature 4WD technology, the first city car to climb to an altitude of 5,200m and reach the Everest base camp, and the first natural gas-fuelled city car to be produced on a large scale. Andrea Lo Presti, Fiat UK Marketing Director, commented on the award, saying: “The Fiat Panda Cross is an immensely capable car and this is something that its loyal owners have always known and appreciated. With a panel of 4x4 experts agreeing that point too, it makes this win for the Panda even more significant.”

To celebrate the award, Fiat is launching the new Fiat Panda Waze 4X4, which combines the looks and functionality of the popular Waze model with the award-winning 4X4 running gear. Contact your nearest Arbury Fiat in Walsall for more information, and to experience the Panda Cross for yourself!

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