Fiat Avventura compact crossover launched in India priced at Rs. 5.99 lakh
Finally concluding the long wait, Fiat has launched the Avventura compact crossover in India at a starting price of Rs. 5.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Following the examples of Volkswagen and Toyota, the Italian car major Fiat has joined the not much explored domain of the hatchback-turned-crossover segment in India. The Fiat Avventura is based on the new Fiat Punto Evo along with an array of cosmetic and feature upgrades making it a great crossover. The Avventura will be competing with the Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Polo and Ford EcoSport, and comes in both petrol and diesel variants.
Here’s a look at the newly launched Fiat Avventura:
Fiat has put great efforts to make the Avventura very attractive and apparently different looking from its hatchback counterpart. It surely does look that it is based on the new Punto Evo, but gets a lot of individual styling to make a big difference. It has revised front and rear bumper, extensive black body cladding, a redesigned front grille, new black bumper with silver cladding inserts, new fog lamps. The bold appeal is enhanced with prominent wheel arches, door handles, roof rails and diamond cut alloy wheels. It offers a high ground clearance of 205mm giving it an SUV-like stance and rough road handling capabilities.
At the rear, a new spare wheel is attached on the rear bumper and gets silver cladding. The Avventura is also slightly larger that its hatchback sibling and measures 3989mm long, 1706mm wide and 1542mm tall; riding on a similar wheelbase of 2510mm.
The Avventura gets the dashboard layout borrowed from the Punto but features a new dual-tone shade. It also gets a revised centre console. Seating arrangement remains the same, while offering a good boot space of 280 litres.
The Fiat Avventura gets equipped with many features including a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, steering mounted audio controls, 60:40 split rear seats, rear AC vents, dashboard ambient lighting, automatic climate control, Blue & Me voice recognition and SMS readout among others.
Safety features on the top end diesel variant (Emotion) include dual front airbags, ABS, 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and height adjustability. The mid-range petrol variants feature only ABS.
The Avventura Petrol gets a 1.4 litre 4-cylinder FIRE motor that is good to generate 90 PS of max power at 6000 RPM and 115 Nm of peak torque at 4500 RPM. The Avventura diesel gets its power from the famous 1.3L MultiJet diesel engine with Variable Geometry Charger (VGT) generating 93 PS of power and 209 Nm of torque. Both the petrol and diesel engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission which has been slightly tweaked for better performance.
The Fiat Avventura offers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.4 km per litre on the petrol variants and 20.5 km per litre on the diesel variants.
Petrol Fiat Avventura Prices (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Fiat Avventura 1.4 Litre Active – Rs. 5, 99,064
Fiat Avventura 1.4 Litre Dynamic – Rs. 7, 05,066
Diesel Fiat Avventura Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Avventura 1.3 Litre Active – Rs. 6, 89,065
Avventura 1.3 Litre Dynamic – Rs. 7, 65,064
Avventura 1.3 Litre Emotion – Rs. 8, 17,065