Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 62. Chapters: Fiat Panda, AMC Eagle, Austin Metro, Zastava Koral, Nissan Patrol, Volkswagen Gol, Audi Quattro, Volkswagen Caddy, Talbot Tagora, Nissan Leopard, Leyland Olympian, Toyota Cresta, Isuzu Fargo, Ferrari Mondial, Audi Coup, Renault Fuego, Chevrolet Citation, Daihatsu Mira, Lancia Trevi, ARO 10, BMW R80G/S, Morris Ital, Holden VC Commodore, Lincoln Continental Mark VI, Matra Murena, Holden WB, Bandini 1300, Fiat Panorama, Honda Quint, Isuzu P'up, Vector W2. Excerpt: The Fiat Panda is a city car from the Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat. The first Fiat Panda was introduced in 1980, and was produced until 2003 with only a few changes. It is now sometimes referred to as the qold Panda.q The second model, launched in 2003, is sometimes referred to qNew Pandaq or qNuova Pandaq (in Italian), and was the European Car of the Year in 2004. The third generation debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011 will be assembled in Italy at Pomigliano d'Arco. In over 31 years Fiat has sold over 6, 5 million of Panda in the world. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Panda was designed as a modern day qpeasant carq a cheap, basic, no-frills utility vehicle that would be easy to use and maintain. The car can be seen as a later approach to the same niche the Citro n 2CV or Renault 4 were designed to serve. Introduced in 1980, the Panda was noted for its box-like styling, which would become the house style for Fiats throughout the 1980s. Mechanically the first Pandas borrowed heavily from the Fiat parts bin. Engines and transmissions came from the Fiat 127 and, in certain territories, the air-cooled 652 cc two-cylinder powerplant from the Fiat 126. The drive for a mechanically simple car was also evident in the rear suspension, which used a dead axle suspended on leaf springs. Later versions of the car added various mechanical improv...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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