Fiat Avventura Rugged Version of Punto Hatchback
Compact SUVs are all rage these days. Fiat also decided to foray in the segment with its compact SUV Avventura a few years back. Though, by looks and purpose, it's more like a compact crossover. On the face of it, the car may look like a Punto armed with a strong suit, but the changes are much deeper than it appears to eyes. The large spare wheel cover at the back is the most defining element of this car. The aggressive styling continues across the car with tough cladding on the bumper, skid plates, side body cladding and roof rails, distinguishing it from the Punto hatch. If you really want to take the advantage of this car, choose the turbo-diesel variant instead of the lackluster petrol engine that too comes without ABS and airbags. The dynamics of Avventura is further enhanced with excellent ground clearance and the recalibrated suspension-setup which provides mature riding experience, especially on off-roads. When you drive this car on highways, you will realize the real potential of ride and handling. The inside of the car is a blend of old and new and mostly taken straight from Punto with a few exceptions. All an all, Avventura is a good effort from the Italian automaker, but a lot has to be done to keep pace with the market, especially the after sales and service which is limited across the country.
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