The Tata Aria has to be among the most unpopular passenger vehicles of recent times. The condition is so bad that only 4 units of the Tata MPV were sold last month. The Tata Aria, which is the flagship model in the Tata’s line up, has been registering laughable numbers on the sales charts and the Indian auto maker is trying hard to push the sales of its MPV.
What else explains the massive discounts that Tata Motors is offering even after the increase in excise duty on SUVs from 27% to 30%?
The Tata Aria is being sold with a cash discount of INR 2 lakhs! Tata Motors will add another INR 50,000 to the above amount in case you wish to sell your existing car to them. With a discount of 2.5 lakh rupees, the Tata Aria comes across as a huge value for money proposition, i.e. if you can ignore the resale value a few years down the line. The official prices of the car start at INR 9.95 lakh rupees.
Powering the Tata Aria is a 2.2 Litre DICOR turbo diesel engine that has a max power output of 140 Bhp and a peak torque figure of 320 Nm. The motor is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The high end variants of the Aria come equipped with all wheel drive system and get a long features list.
It remains to be seen if massive discounts would help the Tata Aria with having a better showing on the sales charts.
Tata Aria Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm|
|Seating Capacity||7 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||3 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||2.2 L DICOR Compliant with Dual Mass Flywheel|
|Max Power||140 bhp|
|Max Power @ RPM||4000 RPM|
|Max Torque||320 Nm|
|Max Torque @ RPM||1700 RPM|
|Mileage (ARAI)||13.51 kmpl|
|No of Cylinders||4 Cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 Valves|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres|
|Suspension Front||Independent Double wish bone with coil spring|
|Suspension Rear||5Link Suspension with coil spring|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Steering Type||Rack & Pinion with Power assistance|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.6 metres|
|Front Wheel Diameter||16 inch|
|Front Tyre Profile||70|
|Front Wheel Section Width||235 mm|
|Rear Wheel Diameter||16 inch|
|Rear Tyre Profile||70|
|Rear Wheel Section Width||235 mm|