Fiat has been silent since then the launch of Abarth brand in India but now the brand is all set to launch their latest sensation Urban Cross in the Indian market. Fiat dealers across the country have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs. 21,000. Made its debut at 2016 Auto Expo, the Urban Cross will be placed above the Avventura; hence will be on the expensive side.
Despite having competitive vehicles, Fiat has always struggled in the Indian market due to high price tag and weak dealership network. The Urban Cross will take on Hyundai i20 Active, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo.
The design is heavily inspired by Avventura crossover and albeit with number of alterations like new front grille, follow me headlamps with LED DRLs, dual shade five spoke Abarth scorpion 16 inch alloy wheels, side body cladding, silver roof rails, revised tail lamps, revamped bumper with black garnished indicators.
On the inside, features on board are touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, USB, Aux-in and bluetooth connectivity. There is also dual tone interiors, automatic climate control, multi function steering wheel with silver accents and Avventura inspired instrument cluster that includes compass and inclinometer etc.
The dual front airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) will be offered as standard along with other optional safety features. At tape, the urban cross is 4000mm in length, 1700mm in width, 1500mm in height and offers a ground clearance of 205mm.
Under the hood, it will be powered by the Abarth inspired 1.4 litre T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine that makes 142PS@5500rpm of power and 210Nm of peak torque between 2000-4000rpm. Fiat is also expected to offer 1.3l Multijet diesel engine which belts out 93PS@4000rpm and 209Nm@2000rpm. Both the engines are linked to a five speed manual gearbox.