The FIAT Panda 4×4 It has not been available in the Italian brand’s catalog in Europe for some time. The Italian manufacturer silently deleted the small Panda from the firm’s configurators on the European continent, without giving explanations and dispensing with an attractive option in the urban segment. Fortunately, the FIAT Panda 4×4 will return to Europe by 2023.
This is an output that predicted the definitive disappearance of this model, paving the way to receive a model from the B-SUV segment that will be released in 2023, the brother of the Jeep Avenger. But neither this nor the next new generation of the Panda are the cause of its stealthy exit but the microchip crisis.
Lack of chips for the 4×4 traction of the FIAT Panda
Italian sources point out that the head of FIAT and of AbarthOlivier François, explained that: “The production of the FIAT Panda 4×4 has been temporarily stopped because we cannot meet the demand due to the chip crisis. Continuing to take new orders and dissatisfying our customers, when the waiting lists of those who have already reserved it are seven to eight months, did not seem honest and responsible to us. So we decided to hit the pause button, but it’s just a stand-by.”
The Frenchman confirmed that the urban equipped with all wheel drive it will return to the production lines of the Italian factory in Pomigliano D’Arco in 2023, where it will continue to be manufactured until 2026. A model that will coexist with the new generation of the Panda that is introduced in the B segment, now becoming a utility vehicle.
The FIAT Panda 4×4 will return to Europe
Although it is known that by 2023 it will return, it is not known for now when it will return to the configurators and when the dealers will take orders for the panda 4×4. It is also not known if the reappearance in the catalogs will come with some new features, something that would not be surprising, especially in the field of equipment, bringing new colors, alloy wheels and upholstery. For now, it only remains to wait for more details from the manufacturer, so stay tuned so you don’t miss out on the news.
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