I guess Fiat got carried away trying to be true and authentic to the pure 'Cross'-over IDEA/FUNDA in both form (outside spare tyre with that beauty of a cover and than super-safe 'mechanism') AND engineering substance (ride, gc, and yet handling). They forgot to notice that we in India prefer, as a rule, form-rather-than-engineering-substance, and in any case most often intend using our Cross-over vehicles much more to the mall and office than to and therefore for....'cross'-ing the country(side) and the hills and ghats. And so even the one awesomely character-defining formal/aesthetic trait (the external spare tyre)...is wasted on us. Give us the Etios...er..Cross, instead, esp the bright-silver plastic cladding. Or the Hyundai i20 Active(ly going to the mall)! Even though the bestselling Ecosport has an external spare tyre too? With far WORSE practicality than the Avventura's (zilch bumper protection, a VERY heavy to open and close tailgate that rattles and is guaranteed to for ever since all of the tyre's weight is forever on it, and NOT easily fixed either.) Sigh.