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 headlamps, 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).
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Quartz Black - Tata Aria
|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|Pure LX 4x2||Diesel||Manual||2179cc
||12.8||15.05||147.9bhp @ 4000rpm|
||12.8||15.05||147.9bhp @ 4000rpm|
||12.8||15.05||147.9bhp @ 4000rpm|
The home grown auto major company has established itself with a lot of brilliant vehicles in the Indian car market. Among them Tata Aria is their famous multi purpose vehicle, which is available with attractive exteriors along with spacious internal cabin. The company is selling it in three variants, which are Pure LX, Pleasure and Pride for the buyers to choose from. All these 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 that is good enough for Indian road and traffic conditions. It is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its two or four wheels, depending on the variants. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient and it keeps the vehicle well balanced even on the uneven road conditions. Apart from the Pure LX variant, other trims are equipped with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents it from wheel locking and skidding in case sudden braking. The company has given its a sophisticated internal cabin, which is decorated in two tone color scheme that is further complimented by brushed metallic inserts. It can accommodate seven passengers with ease and provides ample leg space along with head room for all occupants. This cabin 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 three spoke steering wheel, which is mounted with various control buttons. The key aspects in the Pride trim include an advanced music system designed by HARMAN and the NAVTEQ satellite navigation system, which adds to the convenience. 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. In terms of safety, the top end trim is loaded with various aspects like airbags for driver passenger as well as front co-passenger and traction control system. One of the key aspects is its hydroform chassis frame and reinforced body construction, which provides maximum protection to the occupants in case of any accidents. Apart from these, it also has a high mounted stop lamp, a centrally located fuel tank, seat belts for all passengers, integrated head restraints and so on.On the other hand, this latest version comes with a captivating outer appearance, which can lure numerous car enthusiasts. Its robust body structure is fitted with many notable aspects and makes it look striking on the roads. These include an aggressive radiator grille, a body colored bumper with wide air intake section, outside rear view mirrors and many other such aspects. 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. 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 vehicle is competing against the likes of Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio, Mahindra Xylo, Nissan Evalia, Chevrolet Tavera and others in this segment. It is currently offered with a standard warranty of three years or 100000 kilometers, whichever is earlier. At the same time, the buyers can extend this period for one or two years at an extra cost paid to authorized dealers.
The latest version of this model series has a stylish outer appearance and comes equipped with a lot of remarkable aspects, which gives it a captivating look on roads. To begin with the front facade, the radiator grille is quite large and fitted with three chrome treated slats. There is a prominent insignia embossed in the center of this grille. It is flanked by stylish headlight cluster. The Pure LX and Pleasure variants are 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. This bumper is accompanied by a black cladding, which prevents it from minor damages. The windscreen is quite large and made up of toughened laminated glass. It is integrated 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 neatly crafted wheel arches, which are 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, the latest version gets minor cosmetic tweaks that adds to its refined look. It has a redesigned clear lens tail light cluster, which is powered by halogen based lamps and side turn indicator. It has a wide windshield that is accompanied by high mount third brake light. It also has a wiper and a defogger with timer. 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 that adds to the visibility. It is also accompanied by a cladding, which prevents the vehicle from any minor damages. 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 including both external rear view mirrors. It has a total height of 1780mm, while its minimum ground clearance of 200mm that is pretty good for dealing with any terrains. 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 and it is good enough for planning longer journeys.
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 is equipped with a few features like a three spoke steering wheel, an instrument cluster that is equipped with several functions, a large glove box and AC vents. The instrument panel houses a digital tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, an outside temperature display, door ajar and driver seat belt warning notifications and many other such aspects for keeping the driver updated. The cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are integrated with adjustable head restraints. The seats of Pride variant are covered with black and plum colored leather upholstery while the other trims have beige fabric seat covers. The second row seat is foldable, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. The inside door handles are treated with chrome which further gives a classy look to its interiors. It has height adjustable driver's seat with proper lumbar supports and its adds to the comfort level. Apart from these, it is equipped with a number of utility based aspects, which includes an advanced driver information system, roof storage bins, goggle cases, cup holders, a glove box that has cooling effect, front seat back pockets and many other such aspects. 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 in center console 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. In addition to these, this multi purpose vehicle includes remote key access, embedded radio antenna, combi-switches, headlamp adjustment-on reminder, coolant level indicator, all four power windows with driver side auto down function and a multi information display. It also has a progressive cruise control for maintaining a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. It has a manual air conditioning unit with independent controls for all rows. The AC vents are in rectangular shape and available on both ends of the dashboard for better air circulation. The top end variant is blessed with a multi functional steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons.
This utility vehicle has a spacious internal cabin, which can easily accommodate seven passengers. It offers 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. The fuel tank capacity is about 60 litres, which is reasonably good for planning longer drives.
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 series 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 thrilling for the passengers sitting inside.
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 series with a powerful 2.2-litre, VARICOR diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2179cc. This latest 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 and sixteen valves using a double overhead camshaft based 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, which is rather decent. 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.
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 based direct injection fuel supply system, which enhances the fuel efficiency. The manufacturer claims that it is capable of delivering a peak mileage of 15.05 Kmpl on the bigger roads. While it gives about 12.8 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions, which is quite decent for this class.
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 are equipped with an advanced 4-cylinder diesel mill, which now develops more power and produces a better fuel economy. This power plant has the ability of generating a maximum power of 147.94bhp at 4000rpm. At the same time, it yields a peak torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1500 and 3000rpm.
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 model series 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 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. Apart from these, the customers can also customize the vehicle with various exterior and interior accessories. The list of features includes stylish body decals, roof rails, sporty rear spoiler, side step, outside rear view mirrors with turn indicator, nudge guard, chrome grille and so on. At the same time, the interiors of entry level variant can also be decorated with several aspects like an advanced music system, navigation system, illuminated scuff plates, floor mats, leather seats and many other features.
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 auto maker has blessed this multipurpose vehicle with an efficient braking as well as a reliable suspension mechanism. The front wheels have sturdy ventilated disc brakes along with twin pot 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 power assisted steering system that has tilt adjustment function. It is highly responsive and makes it easy to handle even in peak traffic conditions. This steering wheel 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, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It offers a total of six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags) that is useful in case of collision. It is equipped with anti lock braking system along with EBD, electronic stability program as well as traction control programs. Its engine immobilizer comes with perimetric alarm system and this helps in preventing the vehicle from theft and any unauthorized entry. It has seat belts for all occupants along with driver seat belt reminder notification. Apart from these, this vehicle also has a reverse guide system, a centrally located high mounted third brake light, a pair of front fog lamps, rear door with child safety lock along with central locking system and so on. This vehicle comes with a reinforced body construction, which has hydroform chassis frame that enhances the safety inside the cabin in case of any accidents. All these features put together makes it one of the safest vehicle in its segment.
The wheel arches of it 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 that enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further equipped with 235/70 R17 sized radial tyres, which provides a robust grip on the roads. The company has also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard feature across all the variants.
1. Its VARICOR engine delivers a good performance with decent acceleration.
2. Attractive body decals enhances the external look.
3. the internal cabin is equipped with several sophisticated comfort aspects.
4. Decent ground clearance makes is capable for off-roading.
5. Lesser turning radius is a big plus point.
1. There is still scope for improving its internal design.
2. Price range can be made more competitive.
3. The base level trim lacks music system and several comfort features.
4. There can be further reduction in engine noise and harshness.
5. Fuel efficiency can be made better.
|Pure LX 4x2 |
|Pleasure 4x2 |
|Pride 4x4 |