Fiat Avventura Abarth

  • Fiat Avventura Abarth
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₹ 11.54 Lakhs

On-Road Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

UrbanSUV

Manual

Petrol

17.5 Mileage

45 Litres

2 AirBags

5 Seater

3 Years / 1,00,000 kms

Performance Metrics
190

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
8.8

seconds

0-100 kph
10

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1368 cc
Max Power
140 bhp
Torque
21.41 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2510 mm
Ground Clearance
155 mm
Bootspace
280 ltrs
Turning Circle
10 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Independent with Mc Pherson Strut, Helical Springs and Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam, Helical Coil Spring, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabiliser Bar
Steering Type
Hydraulic Power Assisted
Tyres
Front: 195/55 R16
Rear: 195/55 R16
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Disc
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

Avventura's well-calibrated suspension remains unfazed even over rough patches and it has the wherewithal to handle mild off-roading as well. The ride and handling balance is good as well and the hydraulic steering offers plenty of feedback.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The Avventura was a great effort – its fantastic ride quality, chic interiors and tastefully styled exteriors made it rather desirable despite the odd seating position and some missing equipment. However, the lack of road presence and SUV butchness proved to be its Achilles heel.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Great Ride Quality, Good Ground Clearence, Strong Engine (Abarth)

What you won’t like?

Odd Driving Position

TorqueX Says

Great Mix of Performance and Design

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Autocar Review

Fiat Avventura Abarth Review, Road Test

Fiat Avventura Abarth

What is it?

Fiat's Avventura is a crossover based on the Fiat Punto Evo hatchback. It has a raised suspension, 205mm of ground clearance, a considerable amount of cladding around it and very aggressive bumpers. In short, it looks extremely attractive. Fiat hasn't left it in the cold when it comes to giving it the right tyres, either. The wheel wells have been fleshed out and made large enough for 205/55 tyres on 16-inch alloys, and this version also gets the stunning Abarth-style 'Scorpion Sting' wheels. A couple of other bits distinguish this from a regular Avventura too – there's a badge on the lower half of the rear door that reads 'Powered by Abarth' and a red Scorpion badge on the engine cover under the bonnet distinguishes this car from less powerful versions of the same.

What really makes the 'Powered by Abarth' edition special, however, is the fact that it comes powered by a turbocharged petrol motor. So instead of just a 93bhp diesel or a 89bhp petrol, you get a stonking 140bhp turbocharged petrol engine that has been up-rated by Abarth, Fiat's performance arm. The engine is around 5bhp down on the motor that powers the Abarth Punto Evo hatch, but that's more down to prudence than stinginess. 

Otherwise, the Avventura is identical to the regular car. It gets the attractively designed cabin from the new Linea, along with the two-tone grey-and-black interior. There's an additional ‘tilt-meter’ and digital compass sitting on top of the AC vents. To make the insides nicer, the dash gets a part-soft touch, two-tone treatment, but the soft portion here is finished in a light grey Alcantara-like material, and the door pads are made from art-leather. The insides are brightened by large orange fonts used on the audio system, trip computer and climate control system. You get an additional boot release for the hatch, placed on the upper right-hand corner of the audio system – it also helps unlock the tyre that's placed in a frame at the rear. Feature-wise, you get climate control, a rear AC vent and an audio system that supports CDs, MP3s and has an Aux-in. While the ‘Blue&Me’ Bluetooth interface works great with voice commands and voice calls, you still can't stream media from your phone, which makes it feel outdated. And while the hybrid part-fabric part-leather seats are nice, the driving position is still quite heavily compromised as the steering is too close and the pedals are too far.

What's it like to drive?

On the one hand, the new 'Powered by Abarth' edition drives like a regular Avventura. The ride is pretty absorbent, the hydraulic steering has a delicious weight to it and a mere tap on the brakes drops the  speed down in a hurry: it has disc brakes all round.

Accelerate out, however, and you soon realise this is no ordinary Avventura. There is a tiny bit of delay at low engine speed when you tap the throttle, due to the turbo taking its time to spin up to speed, and if you want an instant burst of power, you have to drop down to a lower gear. That said, once the engine has passed 2,500rpm, the Avventura turns into a completely different animal. There's an extremely strong surge of performance, and the engine keeps pulling harder and harder till it gets to 6,000rpm. Acceleration is so strong, you are pinned to the back of your seat as soon as you push your right foot down, and what you really enjoy is that the performance keeps coming and coming. This performance is unlike any crossover in its class or, for that matter, in the one above. In fact, engine power is made so consistently, you can get a strong burst of power in almost any gear, which is great for making up big gaps in traffic or overtaking on the highway. Fiat claims a 0-100kph acceleration time of 9.9 seconds, but the car feels much faster than that in the real world due to the easily available power. What you also particularly enjoy, especially if you are a keen driver, is that the Avventura keeps gathering speed aggressively even as it gets up to speeds above 120kph or 140kph. The gearbox, however, isn't very slick; it
takes a bit of effort to slot into the right gear.

What you also don't enjoy much is the fact that the Avventura on its raised suspension doesn't have the grip to put all the power down to the road. So you have to measure and use only as much power as the wheels can handle. This is especially true in first gear, where pushing hard on the throttle causes the front tyres to spin and the car to pull to either side (torque steer). And while the Avventura has a nicely setup suspension that allows it to take corners with great confidence, accelerating out of a hard bend upsets this balance, because again, it can't put the power down cleanly. Still, there's little doubt that this is a fun, fun car.

Should I buy one?

If you want a combination of a crossover with a good ground clearance and plenty of performance, power and speed, this Fiat Avventura 'Powered by Abarth' (whew) is the car for you. It may be a bit rough around the edges, fuel efficiency is unlikely to be a strength and it should have offered better grip, but even as things stand, this new car, priced as it is at Rs 10 lakh, is an extremely attractive and fun car to drive – a far cry from all the practical and boring competition it is up against.

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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