Friday, September 7, 2012

Tata Aria 4X2 Road Tested For You

Tata Aria is now a lot more practical with the launch of the two wheel drive variant. Unlike other cars the Aria has always been a class apart. The engine is the same old DiCOR motor that retains the smooth nature, the good sound and the flat ride. In term of design and styling Aria is one the best looking products from Tata after the Tata Indica Vista.

The power also makes its presence felt. In spite of being full, the Aria has enough kick in it and expresses through the highway. The ride is pliant and composed on the highway.

The interiors stand up to its class and there is no place for the word claustrophobia. The dash design is quiet handy and the seats are comfy as they can get. There is plenty of space in the front two rows. Even the third-row passengers had very little to complain about.

The flipside shows itself up in the form of daily city commutation. The big size is always at risk. The relatively light clutch and light steering make life easy, but the car feels way too big. The blind spots are also quite a reality in spite of having wide mirrors. An average fuel-efficiency figure of 12kpl is not bad, taking into account that the Aria was mostly driven fully loaded.

The Aria is a fantastic car to own and this in itself is a big compliment to any Tata car. It’s a great long-distance cruiser and, combined with the huge, comfortable cabin; it’s a combination hard to match. The Tata Aria is a decent SUV for the price and while most niggling problems can be overlooked. You can also check out the likes of the Mahindra Xylo and the Toyota Innova.

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