Since the very recent launch of the Punto Evo in India, everyone has been looking forward to the next big launch from Fiat, the Avventura crossover hatchback which is scheduled to be coming within the next few weeks in India.
Amidst all the hype surrounding the car, folks at CarDekho.com have managed to capture the interiors of this compact crossover hatch in its production-ready form. Fiat prefers to term this vehicle as a ‘CUV’ – short for ‘Contemporary Urban Vehicle’. It should be launched soon here, following which Fiat will launch it in the international markets.
Our readers would know that the Avventura has a lot in common with the Punto EVO, and its interior is not too different from the latter either. The image seems to be of the base variant of the Avventura and that explains the dual-tone dash. Expect the upper variants to get the all-black treatment and flashes of the exterior color incorporated in the form of slim outlines/piping around the centre console, etc., and same color stitching on the seats and on the leather-wrapped gear-knob.
The car on display at this year’s Auto Expo featured an inclinometer that measures angles of slope, elevation or depression of an object (the vehicle in this case) with respect to gravity. We are glad to report that the production model has retained the gadget and you’ll get three dials, above the two air-con vents in the centre, which will tell you the car’s tilt angles, and cardinal directions too.
The image shows a five-speed manual instead of the six-speed gearbox of the Avventura displayed at the Auto Expo. To be honest, we did not expect a six-speeder in the production version and Fiat’s latest in India, in all probability, will retain the Punto EVO’s engine-gearbox combos. That means the same two petrol engines and one diesel (in two states of tune though, like in the Punto EVO) with five-speed manuals will be seen in the Aventurra as well.
I just wanted to ask Fiat India if they still have a few of those 100 bhp 1.6-litre motors of the old Adventure lying around to make for a limited edition Avventura?