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|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.9||20.5||91.72 @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.9||20.5||91.72bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.9||20.5||91.2 @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.2||14.4||88.8bhp @ 6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.2||14.4||88.8bhp @ 6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
November 17, 2014: Fiat Avventura, the only vehicle that competes with both crossovers and compact SUVs is also an option to think before buying a hot hatch, at least in India (though not stepping on the toes of VW Polo GT TDI). Build on Punto Evo's platform, the CUV (Contemporary Urban Vehicle) lock horns with Ford EcoSport, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo and dare I say, is a better option when compared with the last two. This vehicle is available in three trim levels- Active, Dynamic and Emotion, while the petrol misses out the range-topping trim. Its Petrol variants gets its power from a 1.4-litre Fire engine, while the trusted 1.3-litre Multijet does its duty under the hood of diesel variants. Both the powertrains are carried over from the Punto Evo hatchback without giving any revamp.
This company in India has a lot of notable vehicle in their stable, among which, Fiat Avventura is a rugged contemporary urban vehicle (CUV). At present, it is being sold in three trim levels, which are Active, Dynamic and Emotion in both petrol and diesel engines. Its petrol variants are equipped with 1.4-litre FIRE power plant, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1368cc. It has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 88.7bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 115Nm. On the other hand, its diesel variants have 1.3-litre multijet engine that is capable of producing 91.7bhp and a torque of 209Nm. Both these power plants are mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. This CUV is equipped with a rough road kit, which gives it a masculine stance to the vehicle. The exteriors are equipped with quite a few striking features, which gives the vehicle a captivating look. The list includes reindeer headlamps, a stylish radiator grille with chrome surround, sporty bumpers along with fenders, roof rails and protective claddings including gun-metal grey guard. For the first time in the segment, this sub-4 meter vehicle is blessed with an impressive ground clearance of 205mm, which enhances its off-road capabilities and makes it able for dealing with any terrains. Interestingly, all the variants in this series are bestowed with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, which further distinguishes its sporty appeal. On the other hand, this contemporary urban vehicle is not just stylish from outside, but also from insides. Its internal section is designed with an attractive color scheme with red illumination. It is incorporated with a number of features including an AC unit, in-car entertainment system, advanced instrumental cluster with several functions and many more. Furthermore, the car maker has incorporated high terrain gauges including compass and inclinometer, which are mounted on top of the center console. The cabin is incorporated with a lot of crucial safety aspects like ABS with EBD, door open indicator, 3-point seat belts and so on. Apart from these, the company has also given its top end variant a smart driver airbag that deploys based on severity of collision. While the co-passenger side also has an airbag, which can be deactivated in case of collision. This CUV is competing against the likes of Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo in the Indian automobile market. The manufacturer is selling it with an attractive warranty period for three years or 100000 Kilometers (whichever is earlier). In addition to this, it is also available with 24x7 roadside emergency assistance for a period of 50 months, which is rather good.
The company has given this vehicle an attractive body design with a lot of striking features. To start with the front profile, it is fitted with reindeer headlight cluster that is incorporated with projector style headlamps along with turn indicators. The radiator grille has a black perforated mesh and has a thick chrome surround as well. It is also fitted with a horizontally positioned strip, while the company's insignia is placed on the hood. The main highlight of its frontage is the rugged bumper that is fitted with a black cladding featuring a protective guard with metallic finish. It is flanked by a pair of fog lamps that adds to the visibility. The large windscreen is made of green tinted glass and is accompanied by a set of intermittent wipers. Coming to its side profile, it has an adventurous look owing to its off-road kit. Its wheel arches and doors are fitted with black colored protective moldings that adds to its dynamic stance to the vehicle. The base variant features black colored door handles and ORVM caps. The mid and top end variants have these in body color, wherein the B pillars are treated in high gloss black. The neatly carved wheel arches of all the variants in this series have been fitted with a set of alloy wheels, which makes it more competitive in the segment. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that gives a superior grip on all road conditions. Its rear profile is as quite attractive with an elegant taillight cluster featuring LED brake light and turn indicators. Its tailgate is quite large and is fitted with a full size spare wheel and variant badging. The windscreen is accompanied by a wiper along with a defogger. Like the front, its rear bumper too is fitted with a cladding along with a metallic guard, which gives it a dynamic stance.
The company has designed this vehicle with an overall length of 3989mm and an impressive width of 1706mm (excluding wing mirrors). The decent height of this vehicle is about 1542mm that provides ample head room. It has a decent ground clearance of 205mm, which is quite good for off-roading. On the other hand, it has a large wheelbase of 2510mm that adds to the leg space inside.
The internal section of this model series has been done up with a dual tone color scheme. The top end version also has ambient lighting scheme on its dashboard, which emphasizes the elegance of interiors. It is equipped with number of features including an instrument cluster along with a compass and an inclinometer, a large glove box, a three spoke steering wheel with multi functional switches and AC vents. Its instrument panel has four round shaped meters that displays vehicle's speed, tachometer, fuel level and provides several warning notifications for keeping the driver updated. It also has a leather wrapped steering wheel is mounted with several multi-functional switches for additional comfort. Its center fascia has a high-gloss black finish and is integrated with a proficient AC unit along with a lot of storage spaces. It is incorporated with ergonomically designed seats, which are wide, well cushioned and have integrated head rests. The rear bench seat has folding facility, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. Its driver's seat has height adjustment function and comes with proper lumbar support. All the seats are covered with good quality fabric upholstery that further adds to its plush appeal. There are number of utility based features given inside the cabin including front sun visors, drink holders, map pockets, reclining function for front passenger seat and vanity mirror.
This contemporary urbane vehicle is being offered with a lot of comfort features that gives the occupants a pleasant driving experience. Apart from the top end level, all its variants are incorporated with a manually operated air conditioning system including a heater that keeps the entire cabin pleasant. While high end variant gets automatic climate control unit, which also has rear AC vents. It is equipped with features like front power windows with delay and auto down function, foldable rear seat, height adjustable front headrest, desmodronic folding key with boot release and power steering with tilt adjustment. In addition to these, it has aspects like front intermittent wipers, electric boot release, compass and an inclinometer. Furthermore, its advanced instrument cluster is equipped with quite a few functions like a digital clock, odometer, multi-tripmeter, distance to empty indicator, programmable speed limit buzzer, service reminder and a digital tachometer. On the other hand, its mid range Dynamic variant has features like electrically adjustable outside mirrors, rear power windows, external temperature display, tilt adjustable steering wheel and height adjustable driver's seat. Apart from these, its top end Emotion trim has aspects like 60:40 split folding rear seat, leather cover for steering wheel including gearshift lever, rear window defogger with wiper and washer. Furthermore, it is also incorporated with an an ambient lighting system on dashboard that adds to its elegance. All these aspects put together makes it one of the comfortable vehicles in this segment.
There is ample leg and shoulder space available inside owing to its long wheelbase and decent width. This vehicle also has a decent 280 litre boot compartment, which can be increased further by folding rear bench seat. At the same time, it is also bestowed with a huge 45 litre fuel tank is reasonably good and it helps in planning longer trips.
With the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, the diesel motor can attain a top speed of approximately 165 Kmph. At the same time, it takes only about 13.6 seconds to reach a 100 Kmph speed mark. On the other hand, the motor of petrol variants are also mated with the same sophisticated 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. It allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in just 10.9 seconds and helps it to reach a maximum speed of 178 Kmph.
As said above, this CUV is available in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. All the petrol variants are equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre, FIRE engine that displaces 1368cc. It is integrated with 4-cylinders and 16-valves based on DOHC valve configuration. It is further incorporated with a multi-point fuel injection system that allow it to produce 88.7bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 115Nm at 4500rpm, which is rather decent for Indian road conditions. On the other hand, its diesel trim are fitted with a 1.3-litre Multijet engine, which also has turbocharger. This 4-cylinder based power plant is also based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration and it can displace 1248cc. This motor is incorporated with a common rail fuel injection system, which enables the vehicle to deliver a decent fuel economy. It can belt out a maximum power of output of 91.7bhp at 4000rpm that results in 209Nm of commanding torque output at 2000rpm. The car maker has skilfully mated both these engines with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the torque output to the front wheels.
The engine of its diesel versions have been equipped with a common rail based fuel injection technology that enhances its mileage. This motor has the ability to return a mileage of 17 Kmpl approximately within the city limits, while its mileage goes up to 20.3 Kmpl on the bigger roads. While the petrol versions have been equipped with a FIRE power plant that has multi point fuel injection system. It can generate a minimum mileage of 12 Kmpl on city roads and this figure goes up to a maximum of 14.4 Kmpl on highways, which is quite good for this class.
The turbocharged diesel mill has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 91.7bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque of 209Nm at just 2000rpm. On the other hand, its petrol versions are incorporated with a naturally aspirated FIRE engine that can belt out a peak power of 88.7bhp at 6000rpm and generates a commanding torque output of 115Nm at 4500rpm, which is rather good for Indian road conditions.
The company has equipped the Dynamic trim with an integrated music system, which features CD player with MP3 decoder along with a radio, which has AM/FM tuner. It also has connectivity sockets for USB and AUX-In devices in the central console. Furthermore, this trim is incorporated with an innovative speed sensing volume controls, which provides enhanced convenience. Apart from these, its top end Emotion trim is blessed with a sophisticated Blue and ME connectivity facility that supports audio streaming along with call functions. At the same time, it also has voice recognition system including SMS readout facility as well. However, all these features are missing in the entry level trim but it gets all the provision for incorporating them. Individuals can incorporated several advanced equipments like a touchscreen infotainment system including navigation and support for audio along with video files. In addition to these they can incorporate rear parking sensors along with a rear camera, which provides excellent assistance while parking. Also, they can customize the vehicle with attractive exterior cosmetics such as body graphics, bonnet scoops, additional fog lights and several other add-ons. Its interiors can also be personalized with leather seats, center armrests and various other convenience features.
The company has given this vehicle a proficient braking as well as reliable suspension mechanism, which keeps it stable in every conditions. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones are equipped with high performance drum brakes. The top end variant is also bestowed with an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution system, which reinforces the braking mechanism. On the other hand, for maintaining the vehicle's stability on any road condition, the company has used an independent wheel to its front axle, while the rear one gets a torsion beam type of mechanism. Both these axles are further loaded with helical coil springs along with double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars that enables it to deal with all the jerks caused on roads. It is incorporated with a hydraulic power assisted steering system, which provides precise response and reduces the efforts required by driver.
All the variants in this series have been integrated with crucial safety aspects, which provides good protection to the vehicle and for its passengers as well. Its Active and Dynamic variants have features like automatic door lock, central locking system, door open indicator and fire prevention system. These variants are also bestowed with an advanced engine immobilizer with rolling code that safeguards the vehicle from theft and any unauthorized entry. Apart from these, its top end variant has some additional features like height adjustable front headrests and anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, 3-point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter. In addition to these, it also has front air bags with early crash sensor and passenger airbag deactivation function, central locking system, automatic door locking system and several other aspects.
The flared up wheel arches are fitted with a classy set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 205/55 R16, which provides excellent grip on any road conditions.
1. Ground clearance of 205mm is a big plus point.
2. Initial cost of ownership is quite reasonable.
3. Fire petrol engine performance is quite impressive.
4. Plush interior design with excellent cabin space.
5. Sporty body kit adds to its advantage.
1. Minimum turning radius is quite high.
2. After sales service network needs to improve.
3. ABS with EBD can be given as standard for all variants.
4. Fuel economy of petrol variants can be made better.
5. Lack of reverse parking sensors and camera is a disadvantage.
|MULTIJET Active |
|7,18,661||7,30,818||7,37,070||7,33,786||7,14,673||7,28,732||7,51,414||Get On Road Price|
|MULTIJET Dynamic |
|7,95,123||8,09,181||8,16,923||8,11,982||7,92,188||8,07,154||8,30,268||Get On Road Price|
|MULTIJET Emotion |
|8,49,183||8,64,540||8,73,303||8,67,234||8,46,968||8,62,545||8,85,959||Get On Road Price|
|FIRE Active |
|6,44,082||6,53,995||6,59,078||6,57,136||6,38,443||6,51,826||6,74,221||Get On Road Price|
|FIRE Dynamic |
|7,31,194||7,43,753||7,50,315||7,46,684||7,27,427||7,41,677||7,64,460||Get On Road Price|
Fiat Avventura, the only vehicle that competes with both crossovers and compact SUVs is also an option to think before buying a hot hatch, at least in India (though not stepping on the toes of VW Polo GT TDI). Build on Punto Evo’s platform, the CUV (Contemporary Urban Vehicle) lock horns with Ford EcoSport, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo and dare I say, is a better option when compared with the last two. Launched in the price vicinity of Rs 5.99 lac to Rs 8.17 lac, FIat Avventura is offered with both petrol and diesel options, a fact missed in VW Cross Polo.
Fiat India has launched the rugged looking Fiat Avventura in Chennai today at Rs.6.12 lacs. The Fiat Avventura, spruced up version of the Punto Evo, will be available in both petrol and diesel versions. Unlike the other cross hatchbacks (read Etios Cross and Cross Polo), which are just cosmetic add-ons, the Avventura gets several functional upgrades like 205 mm ground clearance, functional roof rails, high terrain gauges, 16-inch alloy wheel and more.
'Avventura'? Thats the Italian version of the word 'Adventure'. Fiat made the global premier of Avventura in the country today. The Punto EVO based crossover gets a starting base price of Rs. 5.99 lakh for petrol and Rs. 6.89 lakh for diesel. So is it just a faux cross' like VWs and Toyotas or it has got the crossover guts to take on the Ford Ecosport? Lets see how on-paper Avventura confront – VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and Ford EcoSport.