Technology Tackling tricky off-road tracks, you need the reassurance of power to get you out of sticky situations. Which is exactly what the Panda Cross has. Choose the 90bhp TwinAir petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox, or a torquey 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel with 94bhp. Both have CO2 emissions under 118g/km to keep tax bills low, and fuel consumption is unexpected parsimonious. Even the thirstier engine – the petrol variant, is rated to achieve an impressive 57mpg.
Safety Your Panda Cross comes with a Uconnect radio that lets you set the perfect soundtrack to every adventure. Connect your phone wirelessly via Bluetooth and take calls safely on the go, and use the integrated cradle so your phone can double as a satellite navigation system. The Panda Cross is safe too, thanks to standard twin front, side and window airbags. You’ll also find a tyre pressure monitoring system, Electronic Stability Programme and Hill Hold function, and you can add City Brake Control to prevent low-speed impacts while driving in town.