Fiat India showcased a new variant of the Avventura at the 2016 Auto Expo. Dubbed the Avventura Urban Cross, this car has received a bunch of visual upgrades and better quality materials on the inside while retaining the 1.4 liter T-Jet turbo petrol engine in the 140 Bhp-212 Nm state of tune.
The Urban Cross variant of the hatchback based crossover also retains its traditional strengths: 16 inch wheels, 210 mm ground clearance and butch looks. The vehicle will be launched in India during the third quarter (July-September). However, expect many interior bits to be watered down on the production version.
The production version is also likely to get a turbo diesel engined variant, with the 1.3 liter Multijet motor in 91 Bhp-209 Nm state of tune. On whether Fiat will also equip the car with the 1.4 liter, naturally aspirated FIRE petrol engine is something that remains to be seen.
A key change on the Urban Cross is the absence of the spare wheel on the hatch lid. This gives the car a cleaner look, and also makes it more practical in tighter parking spaces, where the older boot lid design was cumbersome to operate. The car’s top-spec turbo petrol variant likely to be priced similar to the Avventura Abarth version. Also see – Fiat’s other exhibits at the Auto Expo