Tata: More than Nano

Although “Tata” is become largely synonymous with the Nano in the U.S. it is worth keeping in mind that Tata Motors is the largest automobile company in India (as well as being the world’s fourth largest truck manufacturer and third largest bus manufacturer). So it has a range of vehicles that are not clever little econoboxes.

Although “Tata” is become largely synonymous with the Nano in the U.S. it is worth keeping in mind that Tata Motors is the largest automobile company in India (as well as being the world’s fourth largest truck manufacturer and third largest bus manufacturer). So it has a range of vehicles that are not clever little econoboxes.

Case in point is the Tata Aria 4x2, a crossover with three rows of seats.

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This is a new variant of the Aria 4x4, which was launched last fall.

According to PM Telang, managing director, India Operations, Tata Motors, “As the first Indian 4x4 crossover, the Tata Aira has broken a new path for Tata Motors. With the introduction of the Aria 4x2, we make the range comprehensive.” He suggested that having the 4x2, the model “can now be availed by a larger customer segment.”

While they call it a crossover, the vehicle has hydroformed frame members, so it may be safe to assume that it is more SUV than CUV.