The Fiat Avventura crossover, which made its first public appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo early this year as a near-production concept, will finally make its way to India in the upcoming festive season. Confirming this news at Punto Evo's launch in Delhi today, Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles India, said "Avventura, a contemporary utility vehicle (CUV) will be making its global debut in next 60 days."
Additionally, the company specified that Avventura will follow the 'supply-on-demand' chain in the country, unlike the regular process of piling up inventories in dealerships.
The Avventura is more-or-less a beefed-up crossover version of the standard Punto Evo, that will compete with the likes of Volkswagen Cross Polo and the recently introduced Toyota Etios Cross, after its arrival in the Indian market. The production version of Avventura looks quite similar to its concept displayed few months back. Carrying forward the over-all rugged styling elements, the crossover surely looks way aggressive and bolder than the Punto Evo. The matte-black plastic cladding around the crossover's body adds to the all-round masculine stance. Racked back smoked projector headlights, dual-tone bumpers, roof rails and re-patterned front grille are some of the other concept-retained elements. While the production version might not come with the LED fog lamps and Day time Running Lights (DRLs) in favor of regular bulbs, for keeping it price effective. The design of ten-spoke large alloys also seems very close to that of the concept, and the large space between the tyres and the wheel arches, hints at an up-lifted suspension setup.
If Fiat follows the same trend as the closest rivals- Cross Polo and the Etios Cross, then no mechanical change would arrive in the Avventura and would be offered with the same engine options as the Punto Evo. Though no official words on the engine line-up is out yet.
Source : CarDekho