Fiat Panda to remain in production until 2026 (it’s 15th birthday)

The third generation Fiat Panda has lived a long and fruitful life, and it will live until the ripe old age of 15, at least.

Launched in 2011, the third generation Fiat Panda has undergone facelifts and tech upgrades, and remains one of the most popular cars in Italy because it has plenty of space and is excellent value for money.

Union sources have told Reuters Stellantis will continue production of the current Panda at the Pomigliano factory in southern Italy until 2026.

The plant will also produce the Alfa Romeo Tonale. The Tonale’s twin under the skin, the Jeep Compass, is made at Melfi. (See all the differences between the Tonale and Compass in our side by side comparison.)

Another southern Italian factory, Termoli, will be converted into a battery “gigafactory” as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Total Energies.

Source: Reuters

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