Stormed by new entry wildcat Mahindra XUV 500, Tata Aria is trying to get its bearing. With price being main obstacle, low cost variant made its foray with Rs. 9.99 lakhs price tag. Now going on the higher side Tata Aria AT Concept is targeted to fill in the void space, where there is no diesel Automatic vehicle is available in its segment. Nice decision which will address to needs of small group of people and still it will be enough for Tata to convert those in customers. The addition done to Aria’s feature list is leaning towards luxury but the 2.2-litre DICOR motor produces more power at 156 PS and increased torque of 400 Nm.
Cosmetic surgeon has given Aria the all-new roof rail blending with swept back profile; the rear spoiler hints the dynamic outlook of the Aria and now step out on integrated footsteps. The smoked bezel headlamps and the clear lens tail lamps make it to list of changes in exteriors. Interiors have changed their color to Sandstone Beige and Rosewood Red and are accentuated by a wood finish dashboard center. Captain seats in the rear with fine quality leather upholstery with signature elements and elegant stitch pattern makes it luxurious and comfortable experience. Also, air vents and door handle decorative strips, etched patterns on bin covers, scuff plates and gold and silver finish inner door handles and roof bin buttons add to the sense of exclusivity.
The new steering wheel with modern styling and excellent ergonomics, features integrated controls for infotainment system and cruise control. 10 speaker and amplifier equipped Harman music system in the vehicle provides an excellent HD audio experience pleasing you. Finally the only mechanical change under the hood is Auto box. The Tata Aria offers a 6-speed Automatic Transmission to enhance the driving experience. It features Tiptronic gear selection with sport, economy and cruise driving modes. The torque converter multiplies the low end torque which allows driving at very low speeds. Interesting fact is that this box may be shared with Safari Storme similar to many other components. Let’s hope the Aria AT may bring up life into sales figures of Aria.