Report – Tata Aria Facelift AT to debut at Auto Expo, launch in April

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 - 3:46pm IST

According to a Car Toq report, Tata Motors will showcase the Aria facelift at the upcoming Auto Expo which takes place in early February, while a market launch of the crossover is in April 2014.

Tata Aria facelift
The Tata Aria facelift was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.

The Aria facelift will also add the option of an automatic transmission (a 6-speed AT), which is believed to be sourced from General Motors. Would this be the same system used on the Captiva AT?

As our readers are aware, Tata has already showcased the Aria facelift with an automatic transmission at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. However, the report suggests that further refinements have been carried out to the car ahead of its Auto Expo debut.

The 2.2-liter diesel engine is expected to be retuned to produce 155 PS and 400 Nm of torque (the Aria currently produces 140 PS and 320 Nm of torque).

Tata Aria automatic transmission
The 6-speed automatic gearbox is reported to be borrowed from GM.

On the outside, the Aria facelift will receive smoked projector headlights, a new lens for the taillamps, and perhaps redone alloy wheels. Tata could also introduce a new dual-tone paint scheme for the Aria (like the Geneva Show car).

Inside, the second-row could have two captains chairs, while seat fabrics of the show car were of a different and improved material.

Will the refreshed Aria with an automatic transmission improve the sales of the crossover, which until now has never done three digit performances consistently?

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10 thoughts on “Report – Tata Aria Facelift AT to debut at Auto Expo, launch in April

  1. Siva says:


    tata needs to change the “Manza like ” face for Aria. Aria is positioned upmarket but it looks like manza in my rear view mirror even though its very good value for money capable car.

    Tata products are good for what they charge. I feel they fail in the quality of after sales support. Every time I travel in a tata cab i can see its not well maintained and not welcomming ride..They have to maintain a seperate service stations for Taxi and others to have a better ownership experience.

    Yes.. they need a new SUV. Safari is good, but one of my friend did not buy safari for its good for nothing third row. Even the jump seats are most suitable only for children..

  2. ratan yadav says:

    Tata product is nt worse. They have to check the quality of the fiting of the components.
    Their body job is fantastic nd evn lasts til 10 yr as compard to mahindra body whch gets rustd in 5 yrs.
    They need to overhaul the dsign of the body nd interior.
    It has world renowd motor cmpny. JLR. They cn use their studio to improve it.
    If tata does ths, it wil again be the giant of indian auto.

  3. Milo Cruise says:

    Design change does not guarantee success, especially in immature market like India

  4. chiuyaoo says:

    Pathetic. Tata hasn’t done ANYTHING at all. Smoked headlights? They want us to buy a Tata for the sake of it. Maybe you won’t want the auto so that means you wont have much advantage than 15ps of power. It looks like a bloated MPV

  5. Ramesh says:

    Tata needs to do a complete revamp of the Aria design and make it look like a genuine SUV. Right now it looks like a blown up Indica. Changing the headlights or adding auto transmission is not going to do anything for the sales. Even ordinary people can understand this, why cant the top brass in Tata get it?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’d be glad if you guys stop doing wild speculations. Automatic transmission is from ZF, not from GM. The test mules you guys are referring as Falcon4 is actually that of Vista facelift. Falcon 4 and 5 is not yet photographed.

  7. Ar.nikhil aware says:

    Pls tata..change smiling grill..which look as same other cheep tata models..this is main reason why many turn off this good product..

    1. apn r says:

      hi hi i agree with your comment

  8. Milo Cruise says:

    hope for the best


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