have released first photos of the latest model to join the
burgeoning "Adventure" series, new Idea Adventure minivan,
which now joins the Palio, Strada and DoblÚ models in
getting this popular off-road treatment.
The Fiat Idea Adventure made its public debut yesterday at
the opening of the 8th edition of the annual Adventure Sports
Fair being held in the long rectangular "Biennial"
landmark-building located in the Park of Ibirapuera, in the
City of S„o Paulo, Brazil. The fair runs until 27th August. This is
the latest in a series of initiatives to promote the
"Adventure" range and give these off-road targeted models a
distinct brand flavour of their own, and so the full Fiat
Adventure range is being presented in an area that mimics the mud and
sand conditions that these vehicles are able to be used to
the full in.
The Adventure Sports Fair is a huge, vibrant exhibition dedicated to
outdoor tourism and sports, with all the leading equipment
manufacturers' in this sector involved. This month Fiat AutomÚveis has also
unveiled a special and exclusive range of outdoor pursuit
equipment realised in conjunction with equipment
manufacturer', Try On, and these are also being shown at the
Inside the Idea Adventure a new set of three
horizontally-positioned round gauges (compass, turn
indication and angle of slope) are mounted on the
dashboard above the centre console.
Aside from the three photos Fiat AutomÚveis haven't
revealed any technical details, but its new,
attention-catching visual changes can be seen in
Fiat AutomÚveis have released first photos of the
latest model to join the burgeoning "Adventure"
series, new Idea Adventure minivan, which now joins
the Palio, Strada and DoblÚ models in getting this
popular off-road treament.
Aside from the three photos Fiat AutomÚveis haven't revealed
any technical details, but its new, attention-catching
visual changes can be seen in some detail. The Idea
Adventure's new front and
rear bumpers are bigger and more pronounced, the tough new
plastic sections integrating into the body coloured area
below the headlights. The now-traditional
Adventure models' quad mist lights, positioned in two vertical stacks, is continued on the
new Idea Adventure and the front grille is moulded as part of
the bumper section, integrating with it, and rising from the top
of the bumper in a flush motion.
The thick plastic-coloured protective mouldings continue
down the side of the Idea Adventure, in a manner much reminiscent
of the Idea 5Terre concept car shown at the major European
motor shows a couple of years ago. Large plastic covers wrap
each of the wheel arches (with the adventure models' usual visible
fasteners), the sills and the lower sections of the side
doors, the latter being ribbed and embossed with the
"Adventure" logo. A durable aluminium protective plate, with
a pronounced fitting, completes the effect as it runs
smoothly along the line of the sills. At the rear the
continues with a bigger rear bumper and a large protective
plate which wraps up onto it from underneath, which is
also recessed in order to house the registration plate.
Finally, the external semi-circular spare tyre well sits
flush against the tailgate, but is actually hinged from
below, allowing it to be easily swung clear by the user when
the tailgate is required to be raised. This is a very
similar method to that used by the VW CrossFox (it hinges
from the side though) - a model which was recently launched on the
Brazilian market - and which will provide a slightly smaller
rival for the Idea Adventure, although the Fiat seems to be much
better designed and with greater care having been taken in integrating
the styling very effectively.
Other features included a v-shaped moulded roof rack (which
doesn't appear to lend itself to practicality), side
turn indicators located in the door mirrors, a raised ride height
and the Adventure's typical chunky 5-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside a new set of three horizontally-positioned round
gauges (compass, turn indication and angle of slope) are
mounted on the dashboard above the centre console.