The Italian car manufacturer, Fiat is seeing 2014 as the year when it tastes some success in the Indian market and it has showcased 3 new vehicles at the Auto Expo 2014 which will form an integral part of the company’s plan of action. The first on is the Fiat Avventura concept which made its global debut and will find way more takers as compared to Cross Polo or Cross Etios Liva.
It features an all-new front fascia with projector headlamps and a tailgated mounted spare wheel. The Punto Avventura will be based on the Punto basically and will come with bigger wheels and an increased ground clearance of 200mm. It gets cladding on the gates and bumpers to give it a semi-rugged feel. It also comes with protective skid plates, all-new interiors and roof rails which would actually be functional.
The 2014 facelifted Linea was also a part of the stall. It comes with tweaked bumpers, an all-new grille, all-new fog lamp cluster and generous amounts of chrome. The rear bumper gets a chrome strip and its number plate now moves to the bootlid. The interiors get overhauled as well and are way more modern than the outgoing model. It comes with better fit and finish levels. It comes shod with cruise control, an all new audio system, reverse parking sensors and rain sensing wipers to make it a slightly premium offering and aid it to compete with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
Abarth launches in India with the Fiat 500 Abarth
Joining them was the Fiat 500 Abarth which will be first car in Abarth’s lineup when it launches in India this year. The car will be brought in via the CBU route and will be localised at a later stage. The car has been styled pretty aggressively and will have a 1.4-litre turbo motor under the hood which will have a maximum power output of 137BHP. The stiffer springs and dampers will be ensuring that you get a pretty sporty handling.
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