Fiat has joined forces with the American company Garmin which specializes in the production of GPS devices and smartwatches to create a special edition of the Tipo and Panda models.
The new “Garmin” models they are easily recognizable as they have an exterior look different from the rest of the range and a cabin with exclusive finishes.
Both models are finished with a paint job Forest Green with orange accents running along the horizontal line above the door sills. Orange paint is also used to mark the model name on 15-inch wheels.
The front features tow hooks (optional) in the same color. The Panda also boasts matte gray skid plates, mirror caps and side moldings along with black trim the same color as the roof bars. The orange color continues inside with contrasting orange stitching and Garmin branding on the seats.
Fiat Tipo Garmin, there is also an electrified version (not available for the Panda)
The Garmin Type (which derives from the Cross) follows the same design recipe although it can be chosen in the colors Gelato White, Colosseo Gray, Maestro Gray and Cinema Black. The orange accent is most noticeable along the side of the car, although a small detail of the same color can also be found on the grille. Also noteworthy are the exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels finished in black with orange accents. The door handles and roof bars are also painted black.
As for the mechanical part, Fiat offers a total of two engines for the special edition of its affordable compact. Drivers who travel many kilometers throughout the year have a 1.6-liter Multijet diesel engine with 130 hp and 320 Nm of maximum torque. An engine that is associated with a six-speed manual gearbox and a front-wheel drive system.
There is also a petrol alternative. It is a four-cylinder 1.5-liter Firefly which develops a power of 130 CV and 240 Nm of maximum torque. It is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the front axle. The main key to this engine is that it is electrified with 48-volt lightweight hybrid technology (MHEV) .
The latest special editions of Fiat Garmin aim, as Fiat explains, to “satisfy the desires of sporty customers, looking for smart products to experience life in the open air in the city without sacrificing style.
For this reason, those who decide to buy a Fiat Tipo or a special edition Panda will also receive a smartwatch Garmin Venu Sq. This model records about 200 hours of activity, runs for six days without recharging and is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.