2014 is the year when Fiat is expecting to turn around its fortunes in India on the back of an increased number of dealerships and new launches. The Italian automaker had launched the 2014 Linea sedan a while ago, with the Punto facelift to follow soon after. The third major launch for Fiat, which will happen later this year, is that of the Avventura crossover styled hatchback. Fiat has just released the official teaser for the upcoming pseudo-crossover based on the Punto platform.
The Avventura has been caught testing quite a few number of times, and the car will be locking horns with the likes of Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo in India. The Avventura was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year in concept guise and the production version retains the looks of the concept version. Essentially, the Avventura is a Punto with off-roading kit on it to enhance its visual appeal.
It gets cladding on the flanks and on the wheel arches. The tail gate gets hinges for the spare wheel, another feature designed to give the Avventura a butch appearance. On the inside, the Avventura will get all black interiors with orange stitching and we believe that orange will be the predominant colour around which all the promotions of the car will take place as well.
It will share its dashboard with the new Linea and facelifted Punto that is expected to go on sale soon. Like the Linea and the Punto, the Avventura will be a five seater. The Avventura will be powered by a 1.4 litre petrol unit (89 Bhp – 115 Nm) under the hood alongside the option of a 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet diesel motor (91 Bhp – 209 Nm) that has proven its worth in a slew of cars in the country. These engines are likely to be mated to 5 speed manual transmissions although the concept version of the Avventura features a 6 speed manual gearbox.