How long should we wait for the Tata Aria AT to arrive?
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Tata Motors showcased the Aria AT concept at the Auto Expo and vehicle looked production ready. The launch of the Aria has not been a very sweet phase for the company that showed its maturity and manufacturing prowess through this project.
Despite the initial setbacks, Tata is firing in all cylinders and hopes the customer will fully understand the product in the future. One way of achieving this is by addressing needs of smaller groups. Case in point is the automatic transmission variant. There are no MPVs in the market today that offer diesel AT variants. Tata has identified an opportunity here.
The Aria AT concept is strapped with a 6-speed AT featuring Tiptronic gear selection. Sport, Economy and Cruise are the driving options that can be selected. On top of what the top-end model offers, Tata has packed the concept with features such as Harman acoustic system, gold and silver finished inside door release, leather upholstery and smoked bezel headlights/tail lights.
The autobox should have been developed with the Safari Storme in mind as the two share a lot in common.
Images were sent by IAB reader Siddharth Shankar.