The soaring petrol prices on one hand and the advancement in road and highway infrastructure on the other, create a confusing juncture for the automobile industry. The newly built highways invite one to prefer travelling by road rather than by rail or air. However, the current petrol price pushes the buyers to consider the exciting thought of hitting the road! In today’s competitive world, a user needs it all, safety, comfort and fuel economy.
Fuel economy has become synonymous with diesel. Over the years, the popularity and demand for diesel cars has increased by leaps and bounds due to factors like superior technology and better performance, both suited for the Indian roads. Other factors for the increasing popularity are low maintenance cost, high ground clearance, large interiors which can accommodate multi-member families, safety, and drivability across difficult roads. Although diesel vehicles are heavier than their petrol counterparts, the driving is still easy thanks to the availability of technology of international standards with all Indian and international manufacturers.
Over the years, Tata Motors has become the first choice for most users, Utility Vehicles being a real value for money. The difficult part for a customer, that is, which diesel car to buy happens to cease with the new models of Tata Motors! From the high-end luxurious Tata Aria to the ever reliable Tata Safari; to Sumo Grande, Sumo Gold and Tata Venture, customers can easily take their pick.
The crème-de-la-crème is of course the Tata Aria. At Rs 11.88 lakhs (ex-Delhi), this is honour to own. The top-end long-distance cruiser, Aria Pride with the comfortable cabin, has safety features like ESP/TCS, six air bags, navigation system, rain sensing wipers, darkness sensing auto headlights and cruise control, with a fuel economy of 13.5 km/l makes it a combination hard to match.
The interiors also contribute to Aria being the most comfortable long-distance vehicle. The sheer size and spacious cabin means you’ll never feel the need for fresh air! The light clutch, light steering, low turning radius make life easy even on city roads and the wide wind screens offer clear visibility. The Aria has a flat floor, which makes moving around very easy and even with the third row, there is adequate space in the boot.
So for all those who already own an Aria, here’s time to raise your collars and those who are still wondering which one to lay your hands on, don’t waste time!