The Tata Aria facelift has again been spotted testing in the country. Regulars here might remember that Tata showcased the Aria facelift at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in March this year and the car has been caught testing in India on several occasions since then.
The Aria facelift comes with a host of ‘easy-to-miss’ changes which include smoked headlights, clear lens treatment for the he taillights and a slightly updated cabin.
Also, the Tata Aria facelift that was showcased at Geneva sported an auto ‘box, along with a slightly more powerful engine. The show car’s 2.2-liter diesel engine boasted of a max power of 158bhp (vs current car’s 140bhp).
While it surely has been sometime since the Aria facelift made its public debut, Tata Motors is not showing any signs of launching the refreshed car in our market.
It may be noted that the Tata Aria has to be among the biggest of dud sellers in Indian car market. The car has been posting single digit figures on monthly car sales charts on a regular basis and several price cuts and promotional offers later, continues have a dismal sales performance.
All this could be changed in favor of Tata Motors with the advent of the Aria facelift. The Aria facelift could come with first-in-class features and an aggressive price tag to steal the lime light away from the high selling SUVs in its price range. The Aria facelift could also be targeted bang on at the Innova, which is easily the most appreciated cars to have ever come from Toyota Kirloskar Motors.
All sounds fine but we really wonder what is keeping Tata Motors from launching the refreshed Aria.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more info on the Aria facelift.