Tata Aria Review
Tata Aria facelift launched with price tag of Rs. 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom price)
Facelift Tata Aria Priced at Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom price)
Tata Aria Review by Expert
India-grown automotive giant Tata Motors is famous for bringing in some affordable vehicles in every segment of the automobiles in the country. Now with Astounding Aria, the company has actually taken a huge leap by re-introducing itself as a premium crossover maker. Being ‘Tata Motors’ is truly challenging as it acquires respectable courage and sheer buoyancy to carve-out the smallest car Tata Nano and substantial Tata Aria from a single stable.
With the launch of Tata Aria it has changed the way world looks at the company, as it has got ‘everything’ that a world class product is expected to own. It has gone way ahead of ‘mild-opponents’ like Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo in all aspects.
The full sized complete crossover measures around 4.7 meters in length and has five big gates that grant you the passage to the stadium like space in the cabin. The overall powerfully built appearance begins with the imposing futuristic look of the vehicle that has appropriate chrome work along with big bumpers that have fog lamps and giant air dams. The vibrant sides and aero-dynamical roof lines of Tata Aria make it seem lustrous while stationed and influential on the move. The rear of this neat crossover is ‘so-civilized’ and urbane with its tail lamps that are high mounted and most stylish in the segment compared to traditional looking in Toyota Innova. The ‘mesmerizing yet solid’ element comes into picture when one sees the twin-exhaust placed at the two corners of the wide bumper of Aria.
Inside speaks ‘roomy’ that is covered with plush leatherette upholstery in the top end version along with many comfortable features in it. In the front row the newly designed dash board is attention grabber together with apt steering wheel that has most of the controls over it. The vehicle comes equipped with all the latest gadgets and gizmos that make a vehicle your new home. There is a 6-speaker 2-DIN audio system that plays CD player and MP3 teamed up with auxiliary input for personalized entertainment on the activity. There abundant space for luggage behind the third row of Aria.
The safety features of the vehicle include all disc brakes with the convenience of ABS with EBD and ESP, furthermore in the passive part are airbags for all the passengers that comprise of curtain, side and front airbags.
Under the bonnet of Aria sits a reliable 2.2L DiCOR diesel engine capable of smoking maximum output out 140 PS and 320 Nm of peak torque. Here there are no half measures as far as performance is concerned as it is presented with a muscular 4X2 and 4X4 drive options for ruthless driving experience of your choice.
Tata Aria Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
Tata Aria Crossover carries a trustworthy 2.2L DiCOR BS IV compliant engine that comes out with suitable mileage figures in city and highway road conditions. The all four variants available with Aria share the same engine displacement of 2179cc that generates 140 PS of maximum output along with 320 Nm of peak torque. Whereas the commendable vehicle bestows with decent fuel economy of nearly 10.2 kmpl in traffic ridden city atmosphere, at the same time it offers 14.5 kmpl on the highways and is considered favorite when it comes to longer drives.
|Variants||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Tata Aria Pure 4x2||10.2 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Aria Pleasure 4x4 & 4x2||10.2 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Aria Prestige 4x4 & 4x2||10.2 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Aria Pride 4x4||10.2 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
Tata Aria Models and Features
|Tata Aria Pure 4x2||The base variant of Aria has Beige & Black interiors and fabric along with chrome door handles and electrically adjustable ORVMs. USB and Aux-in port on centre console teamed up with 2-DIN music system with CD/MP3 player and 6 speakers keeps you up with entertainment. Furthermore, dual barrel headlamp with projector beam together with flat floor fold 2nd & 3rd row seats with sliding 2nd row options, while ABS with EBD and engine immobilizer for safety and security.|
|Tata Aria Pleasure 4x2 & 4x4||The mid variant consists of steering wheel mount audio controls along with ultra sonic reverse guide system and height adjustable driver’s seat. There are premium elements like follow-me headlamps and cooled glove box together with front & rear fog lamps. Chrome surround grille and body colored rub rails in conjunction with 16-inch steel wheels. Moreover, it includes all the features of base version.|
|Tata Aria Prestige 4x2 & 4x4||It has got loads of chrome inserts on front grille, rub rails and waistline of windows along with 17-inch alloy. Full leather upholstery with darkness sensing headlamps and rain sensing wipers, while there is dual AC with auto climate control and Tata Blue Connect for mobile phone pairing. For the safety there are driver and passenger airbags, besides all the aspects remain same as in lower variants of Aria.|
|Tata Aria Pride 4x4||The high end model is supreme on all fronts. The interiors with plum and black leather upholstery come with brush metal inserts along with inside chrome door handles and satellite navigation. First-rate elements such as Cruise control and reverse guide camera regular front airbags, 6-curtain airbags and side airbags along with ABS with EBD and ESP and traction control function. Although, all the elements and features of mid and base come included in the top end trim of Aria.|
Tata Aria Colors
|Sardinia Red||Night Shade Black||Castle Grey||Quartz Black||Pearl White||Arctic Silver|
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Tata Aria Engine, Power and Performance
The inaugural crossover of Tata Motors comes with a 2.2 litre Dicor engine. The Aria is based on the Common Rail Direct Injection system. These diesel engines are more fuel efficient, have less emission, are less noisy and are low on maintenance piece. The 2179 cc power train that has Variable Turbine Technology (VTT) with 16-valves and DOHC (Double Over-Head Camshaft) generates a powerful output of 140 PS at 4000 rpm. The maximum torque achieved by this engine is of 320 Nm at 1700 rpm to 2700 rpm. The diesel motor comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission (MT).
The New Gearbox (Mark II) is equipped to enable improvement in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) refinement characteristics. Moreover, there is an added feature of ‘TOD (Torque On Demand) - Transfer Case’ in the 4x4 version that allows a better control to the vehicle in uneven circumstances of Indian roads.
Tata Aria Pick up and Acceleration
|Model||Power (PS/RPM)||Torque (NM/RPM)||Acceleration (0-100 kmph)||Top Speed|
|Tata Aria 2.2L DiCOR||140/4000||320/1700-2700||16.2 seconds||152 kmph|
The 2.2L DiCOR engine smokes out 140 PS of maximum power along with 320 Nm of peak torque that is adequate enough for this big diesel run motor. Tata Aria’s sizable diesel engine of 2179 cc puts up a good show in acceleration and pick up department as it moves from nowhere to 100 kmph in mere time span of 16.2 seconds. Nevertheless, the Crossover has the capability to catch a top speed of 152 kmph in any circumstances.
Tata Aria Interiors and Features
Being the first and best Indian crossover, a lot is expected from the Tata Aria and it delivers almost everything on every juncture be it comfort & luxury of a sedan or the power & utility of an SUV. It leaves no one unsatisfied. There is enough space to fit in 7-8 people with ease and optimum comfort. There is ample of space even in the third row and people can sit happily after adjusting the second row seats properly. There is ample of head room, shoulder room and leg room in the car. Even the tallest of people will not experience problems in sitting in the huge cabin.
Capacious the car is, but that’s not all. The Tata Aria boasts infinite Hi-Tech features in the inside. To name some can be Satellite Navigation System, so that you are never get lost again, while audio & phone controls on the power steering along with Cruise Control for hassle free long drives. The height adjustable driver’s seat is capable to make the longest of drives easy for the person driving the car as it has got good comfort. The driver here is king as it gets information from the advanced Driver Info System that provides him with real-time information about fuel-consumption, distance to empty, engine performance and other critical data and details together with advanced GPS navigation system.
However, being a passenger has its own advantages. Dual AC with pillar mounted AC louvers and auto climate control keep everyone cool, even at the rear and third row. Full leather seats and soft parts cockpit make it leisure to sit in the car. The glove box chiller makes acts heaven with a refrigerator on the move to store edibles and chilled cold drinks for long journeys. There is ‘Tata Blue Connect’ that can pair up to 5 mobile phones via blue tooth along with Two- DIN music system that has CD or MP3 player and 6 speakers for theatre effect sound while moving.
Tata Aria Exteriors and Features
At the first glance of the Tata Aria, you just feel its muscle and is more than just a utility vehicle, which is been developed as a ‘new breed’ by Tata Motors. The imposing headlamps, wide body and handsome curves give the car a brute feel with a ‘take on anything’ attitude. The grille has attractive chrome work and beefy looking but elegantly shaped body colored bumpers. There are the fog lights below the dual barrel headlamps, while the rain sensing automatic wipers rest quietly below the front wind screen. The headlights of Aria are darkness sensing auto headlights with amazing chrome inserts in it, whereas the bonnet has an auto lift feature.
Looking at the Tata Aria from the sides, one can find that the vehicle has got a convenient low floor construction making it easier to enter and exit the car for the elderly as well as the children. Moreover, there is dynamic roof line that poses a decent threat with its unique mono-volume cab forward design. Beneath this esteemed construction lies the strong shoulders of the 17-inch alloy wheel that generate a sense of pride and mannish stance to the onlookers. The outside rear view mirrors have turn indicators built into them and are electrically adjustable and retractable. The big gates house bright puddle lamps which are very useful in the dark for families that has kids and elders.
The rear is just fantastic and gives out a premium feel of a true global vehicle. The vehicle has rear defogger on the incredible looking tail gate, which is meant there to clean up the hassle in any weather condition and ensure the occupants a remember-able journey. This function is automatic and works handy while reverse parking. There is also a reverse guide camera which is very well hidden, just above the rear number plate and almost always goes unnoticed, a commendable portion of Tata Motors exclusive design engineering. To make it powerful with a hint of graciousness the stylish body bumpers has dual elliptical exhaust pipes at its respective corners.
Safety Features in Tata Aria
Tata Motors has put in a lot of genuine efforts and focus in the safety and security aspects of the Aria Crossover.
The full sized vehicle has a rigid body construction and Hydro-form chassis frame that makes it rigid and strong, but not heavy. Its active safety features include the services of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that are accompanied by all disc brakes, while the computerized Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Traction Control System (TCS) improves stability and prevents skidding on wet surfaces of the road.
The Aria is the first Indian vehicle to have as many as six ‘full surround’ airbags (driver and passenger air bags, side airbags and curtain airbags) that results in minimal injuries in case of accidents. There are safety seat belts with pre-tensioner along with many other important elements such as individual door open warning indicators, seat belt reminder and keyless entry with immobilizer and modern Parametric Alarm System that not only alarms but also slashes fuel delivery to the engine after which it only starts with the original key only.
Tata Aria Driving and Handling
The ride quality and handling of Tata Aria is very comfortable and smooth. The electric power steering is extremely sharp and equally responsive. With the 4X4 version one can take Aria to any damn terrain or rough country-side roads as it has brilliant braking system along with Adapterra 4X4 system, which the most advanced technology on the 4X4 mechanism as it distributes the required torque to the wheels in case slippery surface and terrain. The front and rear suspensions are perfectly balanced to provide you and your family a pleasurable driving experience in the uneven or bumpy city road conditions and smoother highways. With the use of Rack & Pinion power steering in Aria the maneuvering via narrow winding roads is easier. And finally with the ground clearance of 205 mm you can make it jump from anywhere as seen in its commercial on television.
Tata Aria Accessories
The Tata Aria comes with 2 DIN music system with CD, MP3, USB, iPod & Bluetooth connectivity with Tata Blue connect. It has 6 speakers. It provides the best in its class in-car entertainment. The quality of the sound is very good. Steering mounted Audio controls are very well placed on the steering and are comfortable to use.
Tata Aria Conclusion
There are many criticisms that have been faced by Tata Aria since its launch; all or most of them are related to its high pricing. But looking at the features it has to offer at times one feels it is under priced crossover, as it has incorporated some never before seen features in the vehicle. After the launch of 4X4 version initially, Tata Motors has also introduced a cheaper 4X2 version of it in order to boost up its sales and it did remarkably well in India. Its main competitor is Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo which are less costlier compared to Tata Aria, but then again the advanced features and safety aspects goes for a toss. The features that the Aria boasts of are usually found in the luxury car segment well above Rs. 25 Lakhs.
With all the integration of up to date features the company has proved that luxury and thrill can equally be done in safe hands too, apart from the traditional India fashion of risky off-roading activities.
Tata Aria VariantsWrite Review
9,95,000Get On Road Price
12.5 kmpl (City)
18.4 kmpl (Highway)
13,20,886Get On Road Price
12.5 kmpl (City)
18.4 kmpl (Highway)
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