Fiat Panda Hybrid Test Drive
Fiat Panda Hybrid Test Drive
29. March 2020 From The Car Freak In Electric Cars, Hybrid
Since the new Fiat 500 is not as an electric car still has to serve the Panda Hybrid now for the scheduled test drive. A newly developed three-cylinder with a displacement of one litre and a Twelve-belt-Volt Starter-Generator to replace the previous 1.2-Liter four-cylinder, to press the average fuel consumption and to reach the fleet limit values of the EU.
To celebrate the event, Fiat is its small hybrid vehicles, first in a “Launch Edition” ancestors. The exclusive body color, “dew Green” with a slight slope to the grey metallic is the Panda Hybrid in a lively Cross Design particularly well.
Except for the plaque on the B-pillar, the seat covers indicate the first edition. They are made of recycled plastic with ten percent of the plastic waste from the sea.
Nothing major has changed on the interior. Still, the interior design of the Panda is fresh and, above all, refreshingly different. This applies not only to the otherwise largely vanished because of the large open tray on the passenger side, but also the framing of the control buttons and Display.
It is a cube with slightly rounded corners. “By-product” is called Fiat the Design is a mixture of the English words “square” (square) and “circle” (circle). It stands out even today, a welcome change from the normal Monotony in the Cockpit. And the audio system with a small Joystick-style Element – so in the by-product of style use.
Even the mighty handle for the hand brake is a little out of the ordinary. Who does not know better, you would hardly think that the Panda of the third Generation now has eight years on the hump. And now he mutated entirely on the amount of time for the mild hybrid.
The Six-speed gearshift is easy to operate. The steering Wheel is, as Fiat used to grip in the Hand. The small, slightly grumpy engine has 70 HP (51 kW) and a HP more than its predecessor with four cylinders. He takes in the lower gears, willing-to-Gas and turns bubbly high.
Its maximum torque of 92 Newton metres, the little engine reached 3500 Rpm. On the slopes of the small three-cylinder nature, requires speed and low gears.
The sixth gear is designed with its very long Translation and clear as an Overdrive. Below 90 km/h should be the Speed of the fingers thereof. In the case of constant travel, he works so at 60 km / h without a murmur.
As soon As the foot is taken off Gas, it signal a in the speedometer steady battery icon is the recuperation. With the extra power the belt-driven Starter-Generator can assist the small three-cylinder with up to five HP (3.6 kW) at Start-up and acceleration – or shall we say better: relieve.
Little bit of getting used requires it to react at speeds below 30 km/h in the sliding operation on the suddenly appearing “N”. It calls for a change in the idle and the “sailing”mode. The to be practiced.
Its Strengths, the small hybrid system especially in city traffic, where the sailing mode to the traffic light, rolled in, and nice and quick-reacting stop-Start-automatic, comes more often to the use.
Those who stick to the recommendations of the gear-change indicator, and easy on the Gas deals, can reach urban and country road traffic with Panda Hybrid average fuel consumption values of just over five litres. This is about a gallon on the NEDC-an indication, but is expected to come to the WLTP-value is quite close to you.
After the official market introduction and 15.190 Euro Launch Edition of the food it is intended to give the Panda a Hybrid then, with prices starting at 13.490 Euro. The 500 Hybrid is it for 13.990€. For the convertible, at least 18.590 Euro be called. (we/ampnet/jri)(photo: Auto-Medienportal.Net/Fiat)