Almost all the automakers are waiting to showcase their future products and concept at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. According to reports, India's leading automaker, Tata cars is also planning to unveil the Automatic version of its flagship crossover Aria at the upcoming Auto Expo. The Aria is an amazing product from Tata Motors in terms of features, engineering and quality. But the vehicle has not managed to rack up the sales because of its high price tag. Now, the company is coming back with a facelifted version of Tata Aria with some cosmetic changes. The company has already showcased the facelifted Aria with an automatic transmission at the Geneva Motor Show. It is also expected that the updated model will be showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The facelifted vehicle is sourced from General Motors and the company has made considerable improvements from the Geneva car to the current model. The six-speed automatic transmission is coupled to the same engine which is the 2.2 liter DICOR engine. The current diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 138bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm. But the company has tuned the diesel engine to produce a maximum power output of 153bhp and 400NM of torque. Apart from the six speed automatic gearbox, the vehicle is also expected to have a few cosmetic changes and additional features.
The crossover will now sport a restyled set of projector headlamps and refreshed tail lamps. The vehicle might stand tall on a new set of alloy wheels. The company has also made alterations to the seating arrangements by replacing the bench seats by individual captain seats. The overall quality of materials used in the upholstery and interiors is expected to be much better than the current variant. With these additional aspects and changes, the car looks much more appealing and stylish than the current model.
The crossover comes with all the standard safety and comfort features without giving up luxury. The list of aspects includes an Anti-lock Braking system, brake assist, airbags, power door locks, air-conditioner with heater, adjustable steering wheels, tachometer, rear seat belts, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and door ajar warning. The facelifted model should be placed on the top of the variant line because of its price and features. The launch of the Automatic Tata Aria facelift is expected to take place in April after the Auto Expo. The company also has plans to unveil the Tata Nano diesel, a compact sedan and a new hatchback at the upcoming Auto Expo.