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|Tata Aria Pleasure 4X4|
|Assembly||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Engine||2.2 L vtt DiCOR I4|
|Wheelbase||2,850 mm (112.2 in)|
|Length||4,780 mm (188.2 in)|
|Width||1,895 mm (74.6 in)|
|Height||1,780 mm (70.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,920 kg (4,233 lb)|
The Tata Aria is a crossover SUV produced by Tata Motors of India. Tata Aria was launched on 5 January 2010 at Auto Expo, Delhi, and was launched to customers on 12 October 2010 and priced at 1.3 to 1.5 Million Indian Rupees or ($25K to $30K ). It is based upon the Tata Xover concept showcased in 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Tata Aria was also a series of concept cars introduced by Tata Motors at Geneva Auto Show 2000.
Tata Aria is a blending of an MPV, Sedan and an SUV. It comes with seating arrangement of three rows and features such as 3D surround sound, dimming roof lamps, in-dash built in GPS, infotainment system, multifunctional steering wheel, dual air conditioning with automatic climate control and cruise control whereas safety features include 6 airbags, ABS and ESP, the chassis frame comprising advanced hydro formed members, a stiffened body cage, and dual zone collapsible steering.
To ensure that the model offers the finesse of a sedan, Tata Motors shipped one of the units to its UK subsidiary - Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) - to enhance Aria's fittings and finish. Designed with an eye on international markets, the vehicle meets European safety standards.
Some of the features the Tata Aria is equipped with are:
- Imposing Head lamps
- Electrically Retractable & Adjustable ORVMs
- Alloy Wheels
- Horizontal Slats Chrome Grill
- Seating Flexibility
- GPS Navigation System
- Auto Climate control
- Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
- Darkness Sensing Auto Headlights
- Reverse Guide System
- 2 Din Integrated Music System
- Driver Information System
- Audio & Phone Controls on Steering
- Cruise Control
- ESP with TCS
- ABS with EBD
- All Wheel Disc Brakes
Design,body and trim options
The exterior design of this vehicle is very subjective. Indian reviewers have reported it as very attractive. It looks unmistakably a Tata. The Aria is spacious on the inside as is expected from a big crossover. The dashboard is smart, functional and modern looking. The top-end version comes with features such as satellite navigation, CD changer, bluetooth connectivity, USB/aux-in port, a reverse camera with parking sensors, six airbags, climate control, cruise control and for the first time in a Tata, an Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control system. The Aria uses a 2.2-litre DiCOR engine which produces 140 bhp.
In spite of being technologically up to date and using quality materials, the Aria has done poorly in Indian market and its sales keep dipping on a month to month basis. Notwithstanding the positive reviews about Aria, high price and poor service reputation have been pointed out as one of the causes of this dismal performance.
Specifications of the Tata Aria
|Top speed||180 km/h (112 mph)|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||16.2 s|
|Engine Type||2.2 L vtt DiCOR|
|Power||140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1700 rpm|
|Cylinder Configuration||Inline 4|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.6 metres|
|Tyres||235/65 R 17, 104 V|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm / 8.07 inches|
Tata Aria concept cars
In 2000 a two seater coupe convertible - called the TATA Aria was displayed by Tata Motors at Geneva Auto Show. This car is built on the same platform as the TATA Indica, and car was proposed to be powered by a 140 hp engine.
Tata Aria Coupe
This car is built on the TATA Aria concept. The TATA Aria Coupé was proposed to be powered by a 1.6 litre - 2.0 litre petrol engines, and was styled in Italy.
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- Tata Aria Sheds up to 2 Lakh Rupees
- Tata Aria 4X2 in 6 months; de-contented Aria also in the pipeline
- Tata may introduce a scaled-down, cheaper Aria to boost sales
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