Two limited edition versions of Fiat’s best-selling models have just gone on sale – with the emphasis on exceptional levels of equipment and superb value for money.

Both cars – the Panda Special Series 360 and the Grande Punto Special Series 360 – are available now through Fiat’s 162-strong UK dealer network until the end of the year.

Based on the 1.2-litre Panda Dynamic, the Panda 360 is distinguished by a special series sticker on the B-pillar, metallic paint and 14-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the car is given a special interior trim which includes the new company logo on the front seats. Air conditioning, a Bluetooth phone system and spilt folding rear seating are also fitted as standard.

This extra equipment has a retail value of £1,600, but the Panda 360’s on-the-road price of just £7,195 is actually £400 less than the price of a Panda Dynamic.

Similarly, the Grande Punto 360 is based on the 1.2-litre Grande Punto Active and is available in 3- and 5-door specification. Recognisable from the outside by the special series sticker, metallic paint, 15-inch alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors, the vehicle also gets a unique interior trim with company logo, air conditioning, Fiat’s Blue&Me™ hands-free media system and a split folding rear seat.

And with £1,700 worth of added equipment, these vehicles also represent outstanding value at £8,495 (3-door) and £9,095 (5-door), which are £55 less than the respective Active versions.

“With such a remarkable level of free standard equipment and attractive OTR prices, we believe these new special edition 360 cars will prove very popular,” says Andy Rowe, commercial director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. “But buyers will have to be quick – they are only available until 31 December.”