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Home News and StoriesFiat to Launch Three Cars in India this Year

Fiat to Launch Three Cars in India this Year

Fiat Avventura@ 6.30 - 8.55 Lakhs, Fiat Abarth Punto@ 9.95 Lakhs

Seems like, the Italian auto manufacturer has fastened its seat belt tightly and all set to drive faster in India this year by launching three to four models back to back. In this queue, very first model was the facelift Linea which has hit the market floor and now its turn to bring New Punto in the market. The other two models which have been lined-up by the company to launch this year are Fiat’s Avventura and 500 Abarth.

“Fiat has an exciting line up of products for this year. We have already launched our brand New Linea and will soon be coming out with New Punto.

Avventura, a contemporary utility vehicle (CUV) will be making its global debut in India. We are also launching the Abarth brand with Abarth 500,” Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles India, told reporters.

“We are very bullish with our plans this year’, he further added.

Note: The mentioned facts here are yet to be confirmed by the company and hence could be changed by the launch.

Fiat New Punto:

As mentioned above, after Linea facelift launch, Punto facelift is the next which is expected to be launched by company in mid 2014.

Price:

Its expected price is said to be around 5-6 lakhs, though no confirmation regarding this has come by company yet.

Engine details:

There will be no mechanical change in this hatchback expectedly. It will continue with same two petrol trims of 1.2 liter and 1.4 liter while with a single diesel trim of 1.3 liter Multijet engine like the predecessor.

Interior & Exterior:

As reported till now, the outside glimpse and inside cabin of this Fiat’s hatch is going to be renovated to give it a New Year look. It might get modified bumpers, redesigned tail lamps, refined grille etc while at inside the cabin it could get the similar renovations like Linea facelift got recently.

Main Rivals in India:

Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 etc

Fiat Avventura:

Recently showcased at 12th Auto Expo, Fiat Avventura is a SUV model which is expected to make its India debut in mid 2014 but after New Punto probably.

Price:

The expected price of this car seems very competitive coz it might get a tag of around 6 lakhs.

Engine details:

It’s like a sportier version of regular Punto hatchback and hence expected to get the same 1.3 liter Multijet diesel mill along with 1.4 liter FIRE petrol unit.

Interior & Exterior:

As it has been displayed at Auto Expo, the aggressive glance is clearly visible with expected many requisite interior as well as exterior features. For more details, we’ve to wait for a while.

Main Rivals in India:

Ford EcoSport etc

Fiat 500 Abarth:

Fiat is also going to introduce its performance brand ‘Abarth’ in India with the launch of its first model namely Fiat 500 Abarth. The car is expected to hit the floor in the end of 2014.

Price:

It’s said to be a performance version of regular Fiat 500 and expected to carry a quite whooping price tag of around 20-25 lakhs.

Engine details:

Under the hood, it might equip with 1.4 liter, 4-cylinder petrol trim having two tunes of produced output, 135bhp and 161bhp. Performance wise, it is expected to offer a classy sporty on-road performance, keeps your fingers crossed.

Interior & Exterior:

As seen in 12th Auto Expo, it gets a cool, small yet classy look along with sporty seats, 17-inch alloy wheels etc.

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