In case you had high hopes about the new Fiat Urban Cross’s appearance, led by the concept’s LED headlamps and other futuristic embellishments, you’re in for a disappointment. Overdrive has put up their review of the new Urban Cross and we’re sad to report from the images that it looks just like the outgoing Avventura. If you squint, you’ll probably notice that the front and rear bumper-work is a bit different, while the grille now gets a dotted pattern. The biggest visual change involves the spare wheel, which, in case of the Urban Cross moves inside the boot from the Avventura’s tail gate.
Just like the Avventura, the Urban Cross can be had in Abarth flavour as well, which means that it can be specified with the lovable, 1.4-litre, T-Jet turbo-petrol engine good for 140 PS of power and 210 Nm of torque. The Abarth branded Urban Cross also rides on the tasty, 16 inch Scorpion alloy wheels from the Abarth Punto Evo. The regular Urban Cross can be had with the trusty, 1.3-litre Multijet turbo-diesel engine with 93 PS of power and 209 Nm of torque. Both engines come strapped to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
As for grades and equipment, the diesel-fuelled Urban Cross will be available in two grades: Active and Dynamic, while the T-Jet powered Abarth variant comes in a single, well-equipped grade – Emotion. New equipment for the Urban Cross comes in the form of a 5-inch touchscreen equipped infotainment system, which comes as standard on the Emotion and Dynamic grades. Other features include automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, dual airbags, along with ABS with EBD. The Urban Cross also gets updated seat fabrics. A launch is expected this month itself.