Fiat dealers across the country have started accepting pre-bookings for the upcoming Urban Cross for a token amount of Rs 25,000. For the uninitiated, the Urban Cross – based on theFiat Avventura – made its debut at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Speaking of its prices, the Urban Cross is expected to be slightly expensive than the Avventura.
In terms of design, the Urban Cross will feature subtle differences over the Avventura. Though the vehicle which was displaced at the Auto Expo was production-ready, it had certain outlandish show car trappings which will be toned down. For starters, unlike the Avventura, the Urban Cross will not have the rear-mounted spare wheels and it will also have redesigned all-around body cladding.
On the inside, the Urban Cross will have the newly introduced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, while rest of the features will be similar to the Avventura and the Punto EVO. It will ride on 16-inch tyres on Abarth Scorpion alloy wheels, which are likely to be standard on the Urban Cross.
Mechanically, the Urban Cross will be available with an Abarth-tuned 1.4-litre T-Jet motor, which is also available in the Fiat Avventura (powered by Abarth). The turbocharged petrol musters 142PS @ 5,500rpm of max power and 210Nm of peak torque between 2000-4000rpm, and will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Reportedly, Fiat will also offer the Urban Cross with the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel, which puts out 93PS @ 4000rpm and 209Nm @ 2000rpm. The diesel is also coupled to 5-speed manual transmission.