Tata Motors will give a second facelift to the Aria in quick time as the vehicle fails to sell in spite of offering excellent space and a ton of features.
Bird is the word at Tata Motors as the company use code-names of birds for all its recent and upcoming products – Falcon for the Bolt and Zest, Pelican for the Nano facelift, Kite for the Indica and Indigo replacements and Eagle for the Aria facelift. Contrary to an earlier report, the facelifted Aria will be coming this year and not next year, there is no delay of this project and everything is on schedule, a person with information about Tata Motors immediate plans revealed to MotorBeam recently. The updated Aria is Tata Motors next launch in the Indian market.
The upcoming Tata Aria facelift gets a slew of updates including revised styling. The front gets a treatment similar to the Safari Storme so there is a new grille and a tweaks to the front bumper but the profile is largely the same. The side profile has also been tweaked and the new model does take some design inspiration from the Honda Mobilio. At the rear, the changes are more extensive as Tata Motors has ditched the christmas tree vertical lights for a horizontal wraparound units, the new lights are similar to the ones seen on the new Ford Endeavour.
On the inside, several changes have been made to the interiors as well and many features are adopted from the recently launched Zest and Bolt, including a state of the art infotainment system which has a plethora of options. There are some changes to the design of the dashboard which now gets a new steering wheel. There won’t be many changes to the mechanicals and the vehicle will draw power from the same 2.2-litre VARICOR motor which outputs 150 PS and 320 Nm. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is also on the cards but won’t be offered at the time of launch. The company will price its crossover aggressively.