Tata motors had one of the biggest displays at the2012 Auto Expo. The Truck to Nano maker showcased the Aria concept with Automatic transmission.
The Aria which has been in news for its low sales was also caught testing a couple of times with the Automatic transmission. The new AT concept also had captain seats in the rear, a feature which could also see in the already existing 4×2 and 4×4 variants on sale.
The USP of the concept was the 6 speed automatic transmission and retuned engine with 156PS of Power and 400 NM of torque. The 6 speed automatic transmission features a tiptronic gear selection with Sport, Economy and Cruise driving modes. The transmission also features Hill Hold & Descent control. The Automatic variant will be available on both the 4×2 and 4×4 variant when introduced.
Expect a premium of Rs. 80,000-1 lakh on the existing price range.
Other features include
- Gold & silver finish inner door handles & roof bin buttons
- New Steering wheel with integrated controls for infotainment system & cruise control
- All New Roof rails
- The smoked bezel headlamps & the clear lens tail lamps
- Harman music system with finely tuned 10- speaker and amplifier combo
Official Press release
Tata Aria- AT Concept: Tata Aria invites you to experience its royal interior and vibrant exteriors this Auto Expo. The color play between Sandstone Beige and Rosewood Red is accentuated by a wood finish dashboard center finisher.
Captain seats in the rear make the Tata Aria a delightful chauffeur driven experience. The fine quality leather upholstery with signature elements and elegant stitch pattern indulge the passengers in unparalleled luxury and comfort.
This theme is echoed by the air vents and door handle decorative strips. Etched patterns on bin covers and the scuff plates add to the sense of celebration. Gold and silver finish inner door handles and roof bin buttons provide a touch of warmth and exclusivity to the luxurious interiors. The new generation steering wheel with modern styling and excellent ergonomics, features integrated controls for infotainment system and cruise control. Harman branded acoustics in the vehicle provide an enriched audio experience when you travel in the Tata Aria. The finely tuned 10-speaker and amplifier combo creates the feel of a concert hall – you enjoy each and every note of music in high definition.
The exterior facade of the Tata Aria has undergone an evolution of sorts multiplying the rugged and functional character with style. The all-new roof rail blends with the elegant swept back profile of the Tata Aria. It extenuates the sporty nature of the vehicle, while providing the option to carry extra luggage. The rear spoiler embodies the dynamic outlook of the Aria. Now step out in style onto the red carpet with the integrated foot steps. The smoked bezel headlamps and the clear lens tail lamps embellish the exteriors.
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. Torque converter multiplies the low end torque which allows you to drive effortlessly in bumper to bumper traffic at crawling speeds of 6-8 kmph. Driving in city traffic will be very smooth and exciting now.