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The New Panda 4x4 is the off-road version of the new Panda. It features captivating urban SUV aesthetics and a permanent all-wheel drive system managed by an electronic control unit.
The all-wheel drive system is controlled by an electronic unit which adjusts traction to front and rear axles dependant on the information received from the vehicle's sensors. Under normal, dry conditions 98% of the engine's torque is transferred to the front wheels, allowing the handling of the car to be similar to a front wheel drive car. This avoids undue increase in fuel consuption and tyre wear.
On low grip surfaces (snowy, icy or muddy road), the system progressively transfers torque to the rear axle, avoiding slipping from the front wheels. Up to 50% of the torque can be transferred to the rear axle. The ELD function can also be activated through a dedicated button to the lock the differential on single axles too.
The new Panda Trekking completes the off-road range of the New Panda. It appeals to drivers who care about style, sure-footed handling even in slippery conditions and the possibility of negotiating snowy roads with confidence - but don't need a full-on 4x4 system. It is the perfect all-weather front wheel drive city car. The main technical feature of the new 4x2 Panda Trekking is Traction+. The Traction+ is system which has been developed to improve the handling when one of the car's driven wheels is not able to properly transmit torque to the ground. Essentially the system brakes the spinning wheel allowing torque to be transmitted to it with better grip whilst optimising the engine response. Advanced control algorithms simulate the behaviour of a self locking electromechanical differential.