The Avventura gets usable roof rails that can be attached with a carrier to ferry luggage around. The crossover also get generous boot space, especially with the spare wheel mounted on the rear bumper.
With the launch scheduled for next month, Fiat is continuing to test the Avventura crossover across the country. However, while test mules were once camouflaged to hide the design and other details from auto paparazzi and customers alike before launch, it has now become a viral marketing feature in order to promote upcoming vehicles. This particular test mule that we caught carried an interesting camouflage that has supposedly taken inspiration from Pandas.
Nonetheless, what we did witness is the inclusion of a load carrier attached to the roof rail that is actually designed to carry extra load and are not pseudo attachments to beef up the muscular look. Add to that a decent boot capacity, especially with the spare wheel gone and the Avventura should have enough space to carry all those extra bags on the weekend trips. The Avventura gets all-black body cladding and redesigned front and rear bumpers for the authentic rough road look. You also get new design 16-inch alloy wheels and a tail gate mounted spare wheel as part of the standard kit.
The Avventura gets some segment first features including tilt gauge and electric compass that further add to the off-road appeal of the crossover. Fiat will continue using the 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine options from the Punto, with both the engines paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. There are a total of 5 variants and 6 colours on offer, while the pricing is expected to start from around Rs. 7 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant. The Avventura is scheduled for an October launch with sources indicating a second week arrival.