The wait is finally for Fiat Avventura CUV as it is being officially launched in the Indian automobile market. This contemporary urban vehicle is available in two petrol and three diesel variants among which, Fiat Avventura Fire Active is their entry level trim. It is powered by a 1.4-litre FIRE petrol engine that has the ability to pump out 88.8bhp of power along with a maximum torque output of 115Nm. This latest compact crossover has a sporty external appearance featuring several rugged cosmetics like reindeer headlamps, LED tail lamps and off-road body kit. This base variant is also bestowed with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which further adds to its dynamic appeal. As far as its interiors are concerned, this crossover has an all black color scheme that is complimented by metallic inserts. The space inside the cabin is quite good that can house seating for a minimum of five passengers. This entry level trim also has important comfort features like a manual air conditioning system, hydraulic power steering along with high terrain gauges including compass and inclinometer. This trim is also blessed with safety aspects like central door locking, fire prevention system and an engine immobilizer, which safeguards the vehicle. It will now lock horns with the popular Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo in the Indian automobile market.
This CUV has a rugged external appearance, as it is fitted with an exclusive off-road body kit. Its front facade is fitted with distinctly designed reindeer headlight cluster that is powered by halogen headlamps and turn indicators. In the center the radiator grille is wide with black mesh and also has a thick chrome surround. It is also fitted with a horizontal chrome strip that adds to its elegance. Its black colored front bumper has a wide air intake console and is further fitted with a metallic guard. The company’s insignia is placed above the grille, which is complimented by the expressive lines designed on bonnet. Its side profile has a dynamic stance owing to its black skirts, moldings and dual tone wheel arches. It is being offered with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which is its main attraction. In addition to these, its door handles along with B pillars along with the external wing mirrors are treated in black. The rear profile is as attractive as its front, thanks to its clear lens taillight cluster that is powered by LED brake lights and turn indicators. This entry level trim is available in six attractive paint options including Sunbeam Gold, New Pearl White, Hip Hop Black, Magnesio Grey, Minimal Grey, and Tuscan Wine.
This Fiat Avventura Fire Active trim has a plush internal cabin that is made with good quality plastic material. It has a dual tone interior color scheme, which is further complimented by metallic inserts and red illumination. Its cockpit has a large dashboard that houses off-road assistance gauges along with an AC unit, gearbox console and a large glove box. In addition to this, it is also integrated with a stylish instrument cluster that has contemporary dials and features illumination adjustment facility. The seats are quite comfortable as they have adjustable head rests and are covered with good quality fabric upholstery. Apart from its seating space, there is a huge 280 litre boot compartment available, which can be extended further by folding the third row bench seat. There are number of utility featuresincorporated inside the cabin like dual front sun visors with vanity mirror, 12V accessory power socket, digital clock and an inside rear view mirror.
Engine and Performance:
The car maker has equipped this entry level trim with a 1.4-litre FIRE petrol engine that has a displacement capacity of 1368cc. It has 4-cylinders and 16-valves based on DOHC valve configuration that receives fuel through multi point fuel injection supply system. This naturally aspirated engine has the ability to produce a maximum power of 88.8bhp at 6000rpm that develops a commanding torque output of 115Nm at 4500rpm. This torque output is distributed to the front wheels through an advanced five speed manual transmission gearbox. The car maker claims that the vehicle can produce a mileage in the range of 11.3 to 14.4 Kmpl, which needs to be improved.
Braking and Handling:
Its front axle is fitted with an independent wheel McPherson strut, while its rear axle is paired with torsion beam system. In addition to this both the axles are loaded with double acting telescopic dampers, helical springs and stabilizer bars, which enables the vehicle to deal with all the jerks caused on roads. As far as its braking is concerned, its front wheels are fitted with ventilated discs and the rear ones are coupled with drum brakes. On the other hand, the this hatchback is integrated with a highly responsive hydraulic power assisted steering system that supports a minimum turning radius of 5.3 meters.
This Fiat Avventura Fire Active variant is offered with several important aspects. Its cabin is equipped with a proficient air conditioning system along with a heater that regulates the air temperature inside and provides pleasant ambiance. It also has standard aspects including front power windows with delay and auto down function and tilt adjustable steering column. Apart from these, it has utility features like a glove box, drink holders, dual front sun visors, day and night inside rear view mirror and foldable rear bench seat. This variant is also integrated with an instrument panel that functions including a digital clock, trip-meter, digital odometer, distance to empty indicator, service reminder and a tachometer.
This entry level trim is bestowed with several important safety aspects, which provides good protection to the vehicle and to its passengers. It has a list of features including fire prevention system, automatic door lock, central door locking system, and door open indicator. It is also incorporated with an engine immobilizer with rolling code system that rejects any duplicate key and safeguards it from theft. It also has functions including programmable speed limited buzzer, seat belt warning light, and height adjustable front head restraints.