This article is a review of the Tata Aria: The First Indian Crossover With Finesse of sedan and Muscle of SUV
Tata Motors has launched the new car in SUV segment called Aria. Tata Aria is first indigenously made 4X4 SUV. Tata Aria is extremely impressive particularly, the safety features. Tata Aria has just about all the features accessible today that makes it an excellent SUV.
Aria is reasonably good-looking. Its head lamps are sharp and wrapped just about dual-barreled. It comes with Tata’s signature grille that is also used in other models of Tata like Manza and Vista. It gives Aria, an aggressive look. It comes about with the dynamic roof line and sharp detailing. It has 17-inch alloys, which gives it macho position. Aria’s frontage is more exciting than the rear. It does more or less, looks like the van.
Through the Aria, Tata Motors has provided new bunch of safety features. Aria is burdened with the safety features that only more than Rs. 30 lack worth cars may have. Tata Aria has the most modern features like ABS, ESP and EBD to offer shove capability and control over emergency braking and six airbags to make sure the protection from every side. Tata Aria has hydro-formed chassis that offers firmness and strength with lower weight, great steering, side shock grins within doors, rumple zones to soak up impact energy, auto unlocking for doors throughout the accidents, etc.
Passengers can merely stride into Aria because you just do not require mounting or drop to the cabin as Aria has the low-floor design. Its cabin is impressive and very spacious as well. The row seats of Aria are purposely arranged to give its passengers, plenty of head, leg, and shoulder rooms. Aria’s middle and front seats are stretchy with intent that around 5’6” tall person may also sit easily in the third row. AC utters are provided on the B and C pillars to give reasonable cooling for all the three rows on a regular basis. All the seats excluding the driver’s seat may be folded to provide your bigger luggage room.
Tata Aria has dual-tone dashboard and it is neat enough however not thrilling enough. Still it has a number of impressive features. Aria is the first car in the SUV segment, which has in-dash GPS navigation system that maps approximately 400 cities. The steering of Aria looks extremely thrilling and efficient as well. The steering also has volume, phone, and cruise control. Aria has two DIN integrated music system with six speakers and it is extremely good.
Tata Aria has all the useful driver information system that provides the real-time details about the fuel-consumption, engine performance, distance to drain the fuel, and additional important data. Tata Aria is laden with features like darkness sensing lights, reverse guide camera, electronically adjustable mirrors, cruise control, and rain sensing wipers. All these features provide its driver, a very easy life.
Tata Aria has 2.2-litre Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine, which provide it more advanced power of the Tata Safari. It has changeable turbine technology with 32-bit ECU. Its engine provides 320 Nm torque and 140 PS power. It has dual mass flywheels, which stop torsional vibrations that come from the power train. It also provides the NVH free environment within its cabin. Tata Aria comes with the new Mark II gearbox that is made for its engine to ensure very easy shifting. While started ignition, Aria starts silently, but if you press accelerator, it will depart swiftly but very quietly!
Handling and Riding
Tata Aria come with double wishbone suspension in front with 5 allied rear suspensions that provides even ride in nearly all the driving conditions. Additionally, features like ESP, ABS, EBD, and disc brakes for all wheels, boosts the confidence. However, Aria’s handling and riding is not perfect, however it is definitely very decent. Aria has one small button, which if pressed, improves its fuel efficiency. Tata Aria’s major competitor in the SUV segment is the Toyota Innova. Even though, Tata Aria may not equal to the handling elegance of Toyota Innova, still, it will rule with the features like unmatched space, great comfort, admirable power train as well as loads of features.
Tata Motors has initiated three variants of Tata Aria: Aria Pride (which is the top model), Aria Pleasure, and Aria Prestige. Tata Aria can be priced at just about Rs 12.91-15.50 lacks (ex-showroom price New Delhi).