Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), a well known Italian has been in the Indian market for quite some time now. Entered the Indian market under marquee as FCA India Automobiles Private Limited, the automaker is presently the ninth largest Indian car manufacturer in the country as per the sale figures. After successfully rolling out the Avventura Abarth in the Indian market last year, the Italian auto maker has finally launched the much anticipated cousin of Fiat Avventura in the Indian market.
Launched with an introductory price of INR 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Fiat Avventura Urban cross was showcased at 13th edition of Auto Expo earlier this year. Offered in three variants - Active, Dynamic and Emotion, the new crossover is derived as a cross hatch by the automaker. Fiat Avventura Urban cross majorly shares the basic design elements with the entire Punto lineup and is based on the same chassis as that of the Fiat Punto Evo hatchback. The company has already initiate booking procedures for the Avventura Urban Cross with an upfront payment of INR 21000 with deliveries to commence from October 2016.
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Exterior
As far as the design of the urban cross is concerned, it looks pretty much similar to that of Avventura cross with subtle changes derived to enhance the overall appearance of the crossover. On the exterior front, it comes with all-new Piano Black front grille, dual tone bumpers at the front as well as rear and silver skid plates. The side profile of the cross hatch is highlighted by 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, smart side body cladding and silver garnished roof rails. At the rear, the crossover flaunts the all-new tail lights, an integrated rear spoiler, a new bumper design and skips the tailgate mounted spare wheel. However, the Emotion trim which is powered by Abarth sports 16-inch ‘Scorpion’ alloys, while the Active diesel and Dynamic diesel is seen with diamond-cut-finish Piano Black 16-inch alloys. Dimension-wise, the new Fiat Avventura Urban cross remains the same as that of regular Avventura which gets a length of 3989mm, width of 1706mm and height of 1542 mm. The wheelbase and ground clearance stands at 2510mm and 205 mm.
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Interiors
On the inside, the new Fiat Avventura Urban Cross looks similar to the regular Avventura crossover but the overall appeal looks fresh and premium one. It comes with a dual tone dashboard with a soft touch front panel that accentuates the overall appearance of the cabin. Moreover, the rear AC vents, front ‘smart’ power windows with ‘delay’ and ‘auto-down’ functions which roll up even after switching off adds up the comfort and convenience factor. Feature wise, the car gets with plenty of standard features across the line-up like central and automatic door locking, a Smartech 5-inch music system with touch screen navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming & telephony, automatic climate control system, adjustable driver seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs and follow me home headlamps. As far as the safety features are concerned, the urban cross is equipped with features such as dual front airbags along with ABS (Anti-lock braking system) and EBD (Electronic brakeforce distribution).
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Engine specifications and Performance
Under the hood, the Fiat Avventura Urban cross is offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engine options - 1.3-litre Multijet diesel and 1.4-litre T-Jet Abarth powered petrol engines. The 1.4-litre T-Jet Abarth powered petrol engine is capable of developing 138 BHP of maximum power along with a peak torque of 210 Nm while the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine is tuned to develop maximum power of 93 BHP against the peak torque of 209 Nm. The transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. As far as the mileage is concerned, the Fiat Avventura Urban cross is claimed to return fuel economy of 17.1 kmpl and 20.5 kmpl for the petrol and the diesel variants respectively.
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Price
As far as the pricing is considered, the new Fiat Avventura Urban cross gets an introductory price of INR 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base variant, the mid-level variant gets a price tag of INR 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the top end variant is offered at INR 9.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Competition
Offered in the prospective crossover segment, the new Fiat Avventura Urban cross lock horns against the likes of Volkswagen Polo Cross, Toyota Etios Cross, Maruti S-Cross and Hyundai Active i20 in the same segment.
Fiat Avventura Urban cross – Variants
This Volkswagen Polo Cross competitor which is price very competitively is available in three different variants – Active, Dynamic and Emotion.