Fiat Avventura Urban Cross Abarth variant featured ‘Powered by Abarth’ badges on the rear door alongside the signature Scorpion alloy wheels
After more than three years of waiting, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched the Jeep brand in India at the end of last month. It was followed by the market arrival of the Avventura Urban Cross which made first public appearance at the Auto Expo 2016 in earlier February. The Urban Cross is being made available with two engine options, a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel and 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engines.
Competing against Hyundai i20 Active, VW Cross Polo and Toyota Etios Cross, it is offered in three variants namely Active, Dynamic and Emotion, the prices for the Urban Cross begins at Rs. 6.85 lakh for the base variant while the middle Dynamic asks Rs. 7.45 lakh and the top-end Emotion comes with a price tag of Rs. 9.85 lakh (all ex-showroom prices, Delhi). The deliveries of the Urban Cross are set to commence from October onwards.
Amidst the anticipation on how it fares in the domestic market, a Facebook user has posted three pictures of the Urban Cross in the performance-spec Abarth variant. The images of the Abarth Urban Cross on display seem to have been taken from a shopping mall in Bengaluru and it had ‘Powered by Abarth’ badges on the rear door alongside the signature Scorpion alloy wheels we have already used to see in the Abarth Punto.
The Fiat Abarth Punto is a highly appreciated and recognized hot hatch in the country with the power figure of 140 PS cannot be matched by any of its rivals like the Volkswagen Polo GTi and the upcoming Baleno RS. The Italian automaker is already offering the 1.4 turbocharged petrol making 140 PS maximum power and 210 Nm of peak torque in the top-end Urban Cross. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
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