Having showcased the model at the 2016 Auto Expo in February this year, Fiat India has officially launched the Urban Cross in the country with introductory prices starting at ₹ 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Prices for the Urban Cross extend up to ₹ 9.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Abarth variant, while deliveries for the new model will commence from October 1, in time for the festive season.
The Fiat Urban Cross is the third variation of the Punto after the hatchback and Avventura. However, unlike the latter, the Urban Cross gets toned down styling updates, but has also skimped out on quite a few elements that were showcased on the prototype at the Expo. As a result, you don't get LED DRLs, chrome induced grille, while the 17-inch alloys have been replaced with 16-inch ones. That said, the Urban Cross comes with side body cladding for the aggressive look along with a roof spoiler that is standard across all variants. Those opting for the Abarth trim get sportier Scorpio alloy wheels and special badging across the car.
In terms of dimensions, the Fiat Urban Cross measures 4000 mm in length, 1700 mm in width, 1500 mm in height and has a ground clearance of 205 mm. The model also comes equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity as well as navigation, while the interior gets done up in dual-tone shades.
For a limited period that includes the upcoming festive season, the Urban Cross will be offered with Premium Burgundy Designer Interiors with colour coordinated door inserts, piano finish door armrests and designer seats with badging. This Designer Interior package will be available as an option only in the Dynamic diesel and the Emotion petrol powered by Abarth variants, the company said.
Fiat Avventura Urban Cross Abarth Cabin
Talking about power, the Fiat Urban Cross uses the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine in Active and Dynamic variants and is tuned to produce 92bhp. The top-of-the-line Emotion trim (powered by Abarth) uses the 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine tuned for 138bhp. Both engines come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Speaking on the introduction of the new Urban Cross, FCA India MD and President, Kevin Flynn said,
"FCA's commitment to India is firmly in place as we continue to add more products to our Fiat portfolio. We are excited that our new product, the Fiat Avventura Urban Cross will hit the roads in October with a special launch price."
|Variant||Amount (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)|
|Fiat Urban Cross Diesel Active||₹ 6.85 Lakh|
|Fiat Urban Cross Diesel Dynamic||₹ 7.45 Lakh|
|Fiat Urban Cross Abarth Petrol Emotion||₹ 9.85 Lakh|