If the latest reports are anything to go by, Italian car maker Fiat is reportedly planning to ditch the rear-mounted spare wheel of its crossover Avventura in India.

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A report by MotorOctane claims that Fiat is likely to remove the tail gate spare wheel of Avventura and place it inside the car where there is already a place to house the wheel. As of now, the change is limited to the spare wheel and we are not sure, if this change is part of upgrading the model in the market.

Launched on 21 October, 2014, Fiat Avventura, based on the company's hatchback Punto Evo, is offered in both petrol and diesel engines in the country.

Under the hood, the petrol version of Avventura gets power from 1.4-litre engine, which can pump in a power of 89bhp and a peak torque 115nm, while the diesel model of the car is powered by the 1.3-litre multijet motor that can churn out 92bhp of power and 208nm of peak torque.

Both the engines come coupled to a five-speed manual transmission and offer a fuel efficiency of 14.4kmpl for petrol and 20.5kmpl for diesel. The features of the car include aluminium roof rails, body cladding and 16-inch alloy wheels.