IAB Report - Modified Tata Aria showcased in Indonesia

23/09/2014 - 15:46 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Changes purely cosmetic in nature.

PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia is showcasing a modified version of the Tata Aria at the ongoing 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS 2014). The SUV is given bumper extensions with a lower chin, a new expressive grille, large chrome wheels, side skirts, rear spoiler and wider tires.

Modified Tata Aria at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show front quarter
The modified Aria, based on a lower variant, gets bumper extensions and chrome wheels.

Inside, the dashboard and door handles of the car receive a faux wood finish, while the seats get a tan leather-like upholstery. Mechanically though, the Aria sees no changes. It continues to be powered by the 2.2-liter diesel engine which is good for 140 PS (138.02 bhp) and 320 Nm of torque. Indonesia is yet to get the updated Aria which sees a 10 PS increase in power.

Modified Tata Aria at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show dash
The dashboard gets faux wood inserts and brown upholstery.

The Aria is available in Indonesia and elsewhere in the world with a 5-speed manual transmission only. Apart from the modified version, Tata also showcased the Aria A-Tronic with a 6-speed automatic transmission at the show.

The standard Aria is priced at 268.3 million IDR (INR 13.64 lakhs).

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