Tata Aria 4×2 crossover unveiled image

Tata Motors has unveiled Aria 4×2, a vehicle that it claims to be a blend of a sedan and an SUV, in India.

The Tata Aria is already available in four-wheel drive, launched in October 2010. The Tata Aria 4×2 extends the range to new segments and according to the automaker redefines several benchmarks with its design and technologies.

Its 2.2-liter Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine, with variable turbine technology and 32-bit ECU delivers 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. It is equipped with a dual mass flywheel, which isolates torsional vibrations from the powertrain, thus providing a NVH free environment in the cabin.

The dismal sales of the Tata Aria Crossover could be one reason why Tata has come up with the 4X2 version at a very competitive price tag beginning from INR 11.61 Lakhs (~ $26,000).

It comes with disc brakes on all four wheels, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Breakforce Distribution (EBD), Automatic Climate Control, 2-DIN music system and Bluetooth, along with steering mounted phone and music controls.

The Tata Aria 4×2 is being launched in three trim levels – the Aria Prestige at the top end, the Aria Pleasure and the Aria Pure.