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In today’s feature story, we are throwing the spotlight on 6 B-Segment family hatchbacks that are expected to launch in India in the next 12-18 months. These B-Segment vehicles are all-new or variants and facelifts of currently running models. These form the core of the Indian auto market. 1. Honda Jazz Honda will re-introduce the Jazz hatchback in the B+ segment in the first quarter of the next...

A Motorbash reader has spied the Fiat Avventura crossover while it was testing in Pune, Maharashtra. The Avventura was world premiered at the 2014 Auto Expo last month, and will launch in India later this year. Strangely, the mule spotted here does not feature roof rails, a must-have feature for a crossover or pseudo-crossover. The Fiat Avventura was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 and will launch...

Fiat world premiered the Punto-based Avventura crossover at the 2014 Auto Expo last month. The Avventura is set to go on sale in India by the end of this year, and is one of three models Fiat India will launch in 2014 (the others being the Abarth 500 and the refreshed Punto). The Fiat Avventura will be exported from India. The Avventura will be made at Fiat India’s facility in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra....

Fiat India has launched the the 2014 Fiat Linea (facelift) with a starting price of INR 6.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) at an event in Mumbai this week. The car was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo. The 1.4-liter FIRE petrol engine is available only on the entry-level Linea Active. The New Linea, as Fiat calls it, features a redesigned bumper that gets chrome detailing along with a new grill and...

Fiat’s in-house tuning division Abarth revealed the fastest-ever Fiat 500 in the form of the Abarth 695 Biposto at the Geneva Motor Show. Its power to weight ratio is claimed as 5.2 kg/hp and 0-100 kph time is 5.9 seconds. The hatchback uses a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 190 hp for a car that weighs 997 kg. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The gearbox features...

Fiat unveiled a new range-topping Fiat 500 Cult at the Geneva Motor Show. The car will go on sale in UK towards the end of April this year. The Cult will be part of the 2014 Fiat 500′s entourage. Fiat will offer its full engine range for the 500 Cult, including the 69 hp 1.2-litre petrol, the 85 hp 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo Petrol (both also available with the Dualogic gearbox), the 95 hp 1.3-liter...

Fiat held the world premiere of two new models – The Fiat Panda Cross and the Fiat Freemon Cross – at the Geneva Motor Show. Both cars will be launched towards September 2014. Fiat Panda Cross Two engine options are available for this pseudo crossover – the 1.3-liter Multijet II Turbodiesel engine making 80 hp and the 0.9 TwinAir Turbo petrol engine making 90 hp. The latter gets a...

The Fiat Punto facelift that was missing at the 2014 Auto Expo, has been spotted testing ahead of its launch in the second half of the year. The Punto’s elder sibling, the Fiat Linea facelift, launches in India tomorrow. These spyshots of the Fiat Punto facelift are courtesy of Mr. Vishal Gaurav from Team Fiat Motor Club Facebook. The test mule was spotted on Fergusson College road in Pune. The...