Fiat Abarth Avventura launched in India at Rs. 9.95 lakhs
India’s first affordable performance oriented crossover is finally here. Fiat has just launched the Avventura which is powered by Abarth at a price tag of Rs. 9.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Launched alongside its sibling Abarth Punto, the Avventura Abarth is nothing like its standard crossover counterpart.
Powering it is a 1.4-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder T-Jet petrol engine which churns out 140 BHP of power, 210 Nm of torque and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Capable of returning an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.1 km/l, the performance crossover can reach 100 kmph from standstill in 9.9 seconds which is way faster than any of its main rivals including the Hyundai i20 Active, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross or even the recently launched Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
Fiat is offering the vehicle in only two colour options – Pearl White and Exotica Red. The company has given it 16-inch Abarth alloy wheels which gives it a very appealing and sporty look. Apart from this the Abarth Avventura gets Abarth branding on the sides and a few Scorpion badges as well. The interiors of the car remain untouched.
It is important to note that Fiat has not made any changes to the suspension setup in any way. This makes the ride a bit un-nervy given the fact that there is so much power under the bonnet. But the Avventura Abarth has become one of the fastest vehicles in the country, even faster than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It is a very potent crossover unlike any other in the market. However, its sales might not increase from its standard counterpart given that the Abarth Punto will cannibalize its sales. However, the Avventura Abarth is something different altogether.