The Tata Aria
is a crossover SUV produced by Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited is an Indian multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Mumbai, India. Part of the Tata Group, it was formerly known as TELCO...
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...
. Tata Aria was launched on 5 January 2010 at Auto Expo
The ' is a biennial trade fair of automobile and auto component manufacturers organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.Organized jointly by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association , Confederation of Indian Industry and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers ; it is the Asia's...
, 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
Minivan is a type of van designed for personal use. Minivans are typically either two-box or one box designs for maximum interior volume – and are taller than a sedan, hatchback, or a station wagon....
, Sedan and an SUV. It comes with seating arrangement of three rows and features such as 3D surround sound
Surround sound encompasses a range of techniques such as for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with audio channels reproduced via additional, discrete speakers. Surround sound is characterized by a listener location or sweet spot where the audio effects work best, and...
, dimming roof lamps, in-dash built in GPS, infotainment system, multifunctional steering wheel, dual air conditioning with automatic climate control and cruise control
Cruise control is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver.-History:...
whereas safety features include 6 airbags, ABS
An anti-lock braking system is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and therefore avoiding skidding.An ABS generally offers...
Electronic stability control is a computerized technology that may potentially improve the safety of a vehicle's stability by detecting and minimizing skids. When ESC detects loss of steering control, it automatically applies the brakes to help "steer" the vehicle where the driver intends to go...
, 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.
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, eight 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.
Specifications of the Tata Aria
| Top speed
|| 152 km/h (94 mph)
| 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)
|| 16.2 s
| Engine Type
|| 2.2 L vtt DiCOR
|| 2179 cc
|| 140 PS @ 4000 rpm
|| 320 newton metre @1700 rpm
| Valve Mechanism
| Cylinder Configuration
|| Inline 4
| Fuel Type
| Fuel System
| Minimum Turning Radius
|| 6 metres
| Wheel size
|| 235/65 R 17, 104 V
| Ground Clearance
|| 205 mm / 8.07 inches
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.