April 10, 2014: Tata Motors has silently launched the much awaited facelift version of SUV Aria at Rs 9.95 lakh. The SUV is made available in three trim levels Pure 4X2, Pleasure 4X2 and Pride 4X4. The facelifted version features JBL Harman infotainment system, projector headlmaps, Dual AC with climate control to mention few. In terms of safety the car now includes ABS, EBD, six airbags, traction control and reverse camera. The SUV in-houses all new VARICOR 2.2 litre engine with new turbo charger that belts a maximum power of 148bhp and peak torque of 320Nm. The SUV delivers fuel economy of 15.05kmpl (ARAI certified).
Tata Motor Group has introduced the facelifted version of its Aria MPV with a new set of interior and exterior aspects. It is a robust multi purpose vehicle, which is available in Pure LX, Pleasure and Pride variants. These three trims are incorporated with a 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine, which is powerful and results in a healthy fuel economy. This motor can generate a peak power of 147.94bhp, while yielding a maximum torque output of 320Nm. This vehicle takes 13 to 14 seconds approximately to cross the the 100 Kmph, which is quite good. It is bestowed with an efficient suspension system that keeps it well balanced on uneven road conditions. The internal section of its top end variant is decorated with a two tone color scheme that is further complimented by brushed metallic inserts. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats which offer good comfort to its occupants. The dashboard is neatly designed and it houses an instrument cluster, center console and a steering wheel. The key aspects in the Pride trim include an advanced music system designed by HARMAN and the NAVTEQ satellite navigation system. While the mid range trim is bestowed with a 2-DIN music system that features a CD player and has six speakers as well. Apart from these, the cabin includes a lot of storage spaces as well as utility based aspects. When it comes to safety, it is blessed with a robust body structure that provides additional protection. Other than these, the vehicle includes ABS, airbags and an effective disc braking mechanism.
This new version comes with a captivating outer appearance, which can lure numerous car enthusiasts. Its robust body structure is fitted with many notable aspects. These include an aggressive radiator grille and a wide air intake section in the front. The sides have chrome waistline molding, while the rear end has a well designed tail light cluster. It also has stylish body decals which gives it a stunning appearance. In terms of safety, the top end trim is loaded with various aspects like air bags for driver and passenger and traction control system. The list also has ABS with EBD which lack in the Pure LX variant. One of the key aspects is its hydroform chassis frame and reinforced body construction, which provides maximum protection. The automaker has fitted a set of 16 inch steel wheels to its base and mid range trims, whereas the Pride variant runs on a stylish set of 17 inch alloy wheels. This facelifted version is introduced in the car market in three attractive external paint options for the customers to choose from. It is currently offered with a standard warranty of three years or 1,00,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier and this period can be further extended at an extra cost.
The latest version of Tata Aria has a stylish outer appearance and comes equipped with a lot of remarkable aspects. There are major updates given to its overall structure with a new set of features that gives it a refreshing look. To begin with the front facade, the radiator grille is large and treated with a lot of chrome. The prominent insignia of the company is neatly embossed at center of this grille. The stylish headlight cluster of Pure LX and Pleasure variants is integrated with dual barrel headlamps with projector beam. Whereas the Pride trim has a black bezel headlight cluster, which adds to its overall look. The bumper is painted in body color and includes a wide air intake section that cools the engine in no time. It is further flanked by a couple of fog lamps, which are not available in the base level trim. The windscreen is quite large and equipped with a pair of rain sensing wipers. Except for the stylish body graphics, there are no changes made to its side profile, which comes with a few interesting features. These include outside rear view mirrors and door handles in body color, while the window sill and side molding are treated with chrome. The look of its side profile is enhanced by body graphics and has redesigned wheel arches fitted with a pair of 17 inch alloy wheels. However, the base and mid range trims are equipped with a conventional set of 16 inch steel wheels that have full wheel covers. Coming to the rear end, it receives minor cosmetic tweaks that adds to its refined look. It has a redesigned clear lens tail light cluster and a wide windshield accompanied by high mount third brake light, wiper and a defogger. The large boot lid comes with a chrome strip and includes the company's emblem on it. The bumper is in body color and integrated with a couple of fog lamps. Its rear profile also includes a pair of exhaust pipes that are treated with chrome.
This muscular vehicle is designed with an overall length of 4780mm and has a decent width of 1895mm. It has a total height of 1780mm, while its minimum ground clearance of 200mm is pretty good. The wheelbase of 2850mm is quite large which determines ample leg room inside. It has a large fuel tank which is capable of holding around 60 litres of diesel in it.
Editor's take : The interiors of the Aria are anything like any other Tatas. The plastic quality and the fit and finish is much better than that in any Tata car.
The automaker has designed its interior section beautifully using premium quality materials. The high end trim has black and plum color scheme that gives a pleasant feel to its passengers. The cabin is quite roomy and provides seating for at least seven persons. The dashboard is neatly designed and is integrated with a central console that has brushed metallic inserts. It also has a steering wheel and an instrument cluster that is equipped with several functions. These include a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and a few other notifications . The well cushioned seats in the Pride variant are covered with black and plum colored leather upholstery while the other trims have beige fabric seat covers. The door handles are treated with chrome which further gives a classy look to its interiors. It has height adjustable driver's seat, while the sliding second row seat offers maximum comfort. The cabin includes a music system, driver information system, roof storage bins, goggle cases, cup holders and a glove box that has cooling effect. The top end trim is blessed with satellite navigation system and its steering wheel is equipped with audio as well as phone controls.
This luxurious MPV is blessed with a number of comfort features that results in a pleasurable driving experience. The occupants are provided with enough leg room and shoulder space. There are foldable second and third row seats, which are accompanied by pillar mounted air vents. The driver's seat comes with six way adjustable function and has lumbar support as well. Besides these, it has height adjustable seat belts that adds to the safety standards. The ultrasonic reverse guide system in its mid range trim provides good assistance to the driver, while parking the vehicle. The Pride variant is blessed with an in-built reverse guide camera, which will further enhance the convenience. The GPS Navigation system assists in choosing right direction with the help of pre-loaded maps. It is bestowed with an advanced 2-DIN integrated audio unit that keeps its passengers entertained all through their journey. It features a CD, MP3 player and supports USB port, AUX-In as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The top end trim is blessed with a 360 Watt JBL music system by HARMAN that features 8-channel amplifier and ten speakers. It has a 12V power outlet for charging electronic devices. In addition to these, it has door mounted magazine holder, electronically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, luggage lighting, sun visor and a few other aspects.
This utility vehicle has a head space of 970mm along with the second row leg room of 770mm, which is a bit more than other MPVs in its class. On the other hand, it comes with the third row head room of 970mm, which indicates a huge cabin space.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the 4x2 is better than the 4x4 thanks to the lighter weight. The acceleration of the 4x4 is decent.
The VARICOR diesel engine of this model is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. This propels the vehicle in crossing the speed mark of 100 Kmph in about 13 to 14 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, it can attain a top speed in the range of 180 to 185 Kmph, which is quite impressive.
Editor's t ake: The performance of the 2.2-litre engine is good, with linear power delivery. The VariCOR’s dual mass flywheel helps to reduce the vibrations and even the power delivery is better.s
The manufacturer has incorporated this stunning model with a powerful 2.2-litre, VARICOR diesel engine. This new version is introduced in the market with some modifications made to its engine, which makes it more powerful and fuel efficient. It carries four cylinders, sixteen valves and displaces 2179cc. This mill is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. It is integrated with a common rail direct injection system that helps in giving a maximum mileage of 15.05 Kmpl on highways. This commanding motor is skillfully paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox that allows torque distribution to its front wheels. The high end variant features torque on demand 4x4 system that transmits torque output to all four wheels. This mill is capable of producing a maximum power of 147.94bhp at 4000rpm and yields a peak torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1500 and 3000rpm. This vehicle requires about 14 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph, which is quite good.
Editor's take : Being about 200kgs lighter than the 4x4 version of the Aria, the fuel efficiency of the Aria is better.
This multipurpose vehicle is powered by a powerful 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel motor and integrated with a common rail direct fuel injection system. The manufacturer claims that it is capable of delivering a peak mileage of 15.05 Kmpl on bigger roads. It gives about 12.8 Kmpl when the vehicle is driven in city traffic conditions, which is quite decent.
Editor's take : The power ratings of the Aria is similar to the 2.2-litre used on the older Safari, but the refinement and power delivery is more linear than the older engine. The VariCOR has improved drivability and better refinement too.
All the three variants of Tata Aria are equipped with an advanced 4-cylinder diesel mill, which now develops more power and produces a better fuel economy. It has the ability of generating a maximum power of 147.94bhp at 4000rpm, which is about 10bhp more than its predecessor. At the same time, it yields a peak torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1500 and 3000rpm.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|Pure LX 4x2
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.8||15.05||147.94bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.8||15.05||147.94bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.8||15.05||147.94bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
Editor's take : The Aria gets in-dash music system, satellite navigation, cruise control and bluetooth connectivity. It even has reverse parking camera and what not.
This new version of Tata Aria is offered with many advanced features like its 2 DIN stereo audio system. It comes with a CD/MP3 player and has speakers as well, which gives better sound experience. Additionally, it has Tata Blue 5 connect function in the high end trim, which allows pairing up of five phones for hands free operation. In addition to these, it has USB and AUX port on the central console, which enables it to connect portable audio devices as well. The key aspect in its Pride variant is a 360 Watt JBL audio system that is designed by HARMAN. It comes with ten speakers and has the audio controls mounted on its steering wheel. This vehicle is blessed with a NAVTEQ satellite navigation system that assists the driver in choosing right direction.
Editor's take : The ride of the Aria is as plush as any other Tata vehicle. The chassis of this vehicle was fine tuned by Lotus, hence it does really handle well. The handling is just like a sedan despite the ground clearance and size of the Aria.
The braking system of this multipurpose vehicle is advanced and efficient as well. The front wheels have sturdy ventilated disc brakes along with twin port calipers and solid disc brakes are used for the rear ones. It is further assisted by anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system, which reinforces its functionality and efficiency. Furthermore, it has an electronic stability program along with traction control that improves its stability. When it comes to suspension system, the car maker has assembled its front axle with an independent double wish bone and affixed a five link suspension on the rear one. These axles are further loaded with coil springs, which results in an improved mechanism. It is incorporated with a highly responsive power assisted steering system that has tilt adjustment function and supports a minimum turning radius of 5.6 meters.
Editor's take : The safety features on the Aria include six airbags, ESP, all four disc brakes.
The automaker has ensured maximum protection to its occupants by loading it with several crucial safety aspects. It offers a total of six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags) that is useful in case of collision. It has ABS with EBD, electronic stability program as well as traction control programs. Its engine immobilizer comes with perimetric alarm system and this helps in preventing unauthorized entry. Apart from these, this vehicle also has a reverse guide system , high mount third brake light and a pair of front fog lamps that adds to the safety quotient.
The wheel arches of ITS entry and mid level variants are equipped with a set of 16 inch steel wheels that have full wheel covers. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 235/70 R16 . Whereas its top end trim is blessed with a stylish set of 17 inch alloy wheels. These are equipped with 235/70 R17 sized radial tyres, which provides a robust grip on the roads.
1. Its VARICOR engine delivers a good performance.
2. Attractive body decals enhances the external look.
3. Equipped with several sophisticated comfort aspects.
4. The internal cabin is quite spacious.
5. Lesser turning radius is a big plus point.
1. Interior design can be improved.
2. Price range can be made more competitive.
3. The base level trim lacks music system.
4. A few more safety aspects can be added.
5. Fuel efficiency can be made better.
|Pure LX 4x2 |
|9,94,988||9,94,369||10,13,441||9,94,179||9,89,601||9,73,184||10,07,205||Get On Road Price|
|Pleasure 4x2 |
|11,99,988||12,17,092||12,37,786||12,16,330||11,79,372||11,75,902||12,28,629||Get On Road Price|
|Pride 4x4 |
|14,73,975||14,89,177||15,25,076||14,94,971||14,54,700||14,45,129||15,10,085||Get On Road Price|
Tata Motors has silently launched the facelift version of its SUV Aria at Rs 9.95 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated Tata Aria now features projector headlamps, 'Aria' body decals, JBL Harman infotainment system, the all-new VARICOR 2.2 litre engine to name a few.
Tata Motors is all-set to launch the facelift version of their flagship MPV Tata Aria, by second half of this month. The company has been doing many test runs of facelift Aria, and is now finally ready to have a go in the Indian car market. Aria was first launched in 2010, and since then this is for the first time it has undergone revamp process. Tata had already showcased the upgraded Aria at 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Apart from this, the company may also come up with another MUV alongwith the launch of refreshed Aria.
CarDekho has been constantly updating you about all the latest happenings and developments for the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, which is claimed to be bigger than before. Almost all the automakers are coming up with new products, which will be launched in the market in near future. India's leading automaker, Tata Motors also has plans to showcase at-least 2-3 new products including Tata Nano diesel, a new hatchback and a compact sedan. Now, reports are coming that the homegrown auto-major is also planning to unveil an automatic variant of its flagship crossover Aria at the Expo.
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