2014 Fiat Avventura crossover styled hatchback – All you need to know

The 2014 Fiat Avventura crossover styled hatchback will soon be launched in India. The hatchback on stilts will be positioned as a crossover alternate to the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra Quanto. An actual competitor to the likes of the Volkswagen Polo Cross and the Toyota Etios Cross, the Avventura’s butch styling lend it a definite air of a crossover.

Butch styling elements include a spare wheel mounted on the tail gate, roof rails, 16 inch alloy wheels that are standard across all variants, body cladding and bumper inserts. Brochure scans that have surfaced onto the interweb reveal that the Avventura would be made available in five variants – two petrol powered the three diesel powered.

The Avventura’s petrol variants will be sold in Active and Dynamic trims while the diesel variants will be sold in Active, Dynamic and Emotion trims. The Avventura Petrol will use the 1.4 liter-4 cylinder FIRE petrol engine with 89 Bhp-115 Nm outputs. The Avventura Diesel will feature the 1.3 liter-4 cylinder Multijet turbo diesel engine in 91 Bhp-209 Nm state of tune.

Both engines will use 5 speed manual transmissions, and will drive the front wheels of the Avventura. A sub-4 meter offering, the Avventura gets a hefty, 205 mm ground clearance. The Avventura is slightly heavier than the Punto EVO, the hatchback on which it is based, with the petrol powered models tipping scales between 1,190 and 1,195 kilograms.

The Avventura Diesel weighs in between 1,240 and 1,255 kilograms. The Avventura Petrol comes with a 14.4 Kmpl ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure while the diesel powered model gets a 20.5 Kmpl mileage rating. In terms of new features, the Avventura will get inclinometers on the dashboard, 16 inch alloy wheels as standard, tumble down rear seats and a roof rack.

Expect the Avventura’s variants to be priced about 40,000 rupees higher than equivalent variants of the Punto EVO. A starting price of about 4.99 lakh rupees for the Avventura Petrol Active variant and a price of about 5.7 lakh rupees for the Avventura Diesel Active variant could be on the cards.

Brochure scan courtesy Motorbeam