Like I said, FIAT was too late to introduce it to all variants. The same mistake was made with Punto 90 HP and I think they will repeat the same mistake with Avventura. As of now, no emotion petrol. And like another member mentioned, TJET prices being too close to the diesel only makes it worse for FIAT. They need to manufacture that engine here. Maybe once the tie up with TATA to share engines is over. Got a chance to TD the Avventura today at Torque FIAT, Gurgaon. 5-6 different parties came to check the car out. I think I convinced one of them to buy but don't know how was his test drive experience. He told me how he always wanted to buy a FIAT but people scared him away telling about high maintenance costs. I told him most of the people who would tell you not to buy a FIAT have never driven one, let alone owning one. And he sort of agreed! Also told him about the myth regarding high spare costs and maintenance costs. 3-4 TD's happened in the 40 odd minutes I was in the showroom. One TD of Linea also took place. Really hoping Avventura would help FIAT get more foot falls in the showrooms. Observations - The Car looks great and is very well built inside out (Barring a few rough edges I could notice on the outside) Brown is my personal favourite followed by Orange. Interiors are top notch. I don't think any car has better interiors as compared to Punto, Avvy and Linea in the respective segments. New i20 is the only one that comes close. Interior space should have been more. NVH much better than older Punto. Extremely light clutch. Much, much better gear box than my Punto. Shorter throw and less notchy. Engine feels more refined and less strained and feels eager to move in the 1st and 2nd gears, unlike the Linea. Great ground clearance. Body roll very less, specially when you consider the height of the car. The driver seat can go very high and can make you feel like you're sitting in an SUV. I think its a positive for shorter people. Ride and handling is top notch. Excellent brakes. Rear mounted wheel adds character to the car and does not intrude while reversing. Well done FIAT! All and all I think its a great effort from FIAT. But at the same time I can also understand why some people would prefer Evo over this and why does it not makes sense to spend more money for this over Evo. Having said that, this car has an aura around it which reminds me of the time when FIAT launched the linea. I really hope this car gives FIAT a much needed boost in sales and improves the brand perception that the "aam janta" carries. PS --> This TD was done for one of my friends who is planning to buy a car and has a budget ranging from 6-10 lacs. If he spends this much money he is 99% sure of buying the Avvy, else he has always loved the Figo. However, like always our visit to the Ford showroom was very disappointing and this time I did not shy away from being vocal about how pathetic their dealership is. And now he is almost sure to not buy the Figo, despite both of us agreeing that it is a good car for that much money and he also now understands why Punto is almost 1.1.5Lacs more expensive (including discounts) than the Figo and how is this price difference justified. We also went to the Hyundai showroom to check the elite i20. We weren't even asked for water and once he got to know that the top model costs 8.55L on road, he decided not to buy it as he would rather spend 60K more to buy the Avvy!