So, Fiat is set to show off a new range of eco-friendly cars in Paris under the PUR-02 moniker. That line will include its retro-fun 500, Bravo and Croma. Although it doesn't seem to fall under the new low emissions branding, a new Panda will also make an appearance in short order. Called the Panda Eco, the new mini people-mover will be powered by either a 1.1-liter or 1.2-liter gasoline-burning engine. Fuel mileage should be over 50-mpg with carbon emissions of just 119g/km. To help make these low consumption figures possible, the Panda Eco will get low rolling-resistance tires and low viscosity oil. Pretty basic stuff, but the Panda was already a pretty small and efficient platform.

Depending on the engine, the new Panda Eco will get to sixty in a leisurely 14-15 seconds, but that's not really the point now, is it? Anyway, the 93 mph top speed will allow you to get where you need to go and travel on any road to get there. The £7,105 asking price is just a £100 premium, and that will pay itself back in taxes alone in just over a year.

[Source: Channel 4]


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