Tata Motors today launched the Aria, its first crossover vehichle between a multi-utility and sports utility vehicle. The car, which was unveiled at the Auto Expo, has been billed as a four-wheeler built by Indian engineers for Indian consumers and will compete with Toyota Innova and M&M's Xylo.
The seven-seater Aria comes with a new generation engine, features an advanced navigation system, and has ABS and air bags among other enhancements.
The vehicle is powered by a 2.2 litre DICOR engine that incorporates variable turbine technology, and has 16 valves with a twin overheated camshaft and 32 bit ECU, delivering 140 PS Power and 320 NM Torque.
Positioned to compete with the Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo, the Aria's three rows of seats attempt to blend the benefits of a family-friendly luxury tourer with the dynamics and visual cues of an action-oriented sports utility vehicle.
The in-dash satellite navigation system points the way to any place through a user-friendly interface and its rain sensing auto wipers switch on automatically when the system senses a drizzle.
The vehicle features an auto-climate control system and has headlights that can sense darkness. Its reverse guide camera helps take much of the hassles out of parking.