Tata Indica is the most successful diesel hatchback car in its segment. The engine delivers higher amount of torque providing smoother drive, with more response. MPFI engine of Tata Indica works with 32 bit microprocessors and sports sensors, along with knock control sensors which help in providing good fuel economy and good mileage. Tata Indica being a compact car has stylish exteriors with good pick up on Indian roads. The interiors, too, are very luxurious with all the added features.
Tata Indica is truly, the first Indian car. It is the manifestation of the vision of Ratan Tata (chairman of Tata Motors) who dreamt to build a car keeping in mind, the Zen's size, Ambassador's internal dimensions, price of a Maruti Alto and running cost of diesel, which, combining all these, has now become Tata Indica V2. Tata Indica
The perfectly understood Indian conditions and satisfied them. The Indica V2 is spacious enough to accommodate large Indian families, and ofcourse the entire luggage that came with them. The powerful engine of the Tata Indica ensured it took the burden of the extra weight.Tata Indica also had a rugged built for miles of pot-hole ridden roads, and at times no road at all, just paths. The latest variant of Indica is the Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLE and Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLS. The new version of the Tata Indica is more powerful in terms of engine, greater at fuel efficiency and conforms to BS IV emission norms. The engine of the new variant produces a top power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 135 Nm at 3500 rpm by 1405cc, 475 IDI Turbo Intercool Diesel engine. The Tata Indica V2 comes with 1396cc,4 Inline cylinder that develops a max power of 53.5 Ps at 5500 rpm and belts out highest torque of 85 Nm at 2500 rpm. All the variants of the Tata Indica V2 are mated with 5 speed manual transmission.
As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, Tata Indica V2 delivers a mileage of 13.6 kmpl in city and 17.2 kmpl on highways while the new entrant in the Indica family-Tata Indica V2 Turbomax-gives a mileage of 19 kmpl on highways and 14.5 kmpl in city limits. The other difference in the new and old variants of the Tata Indica V2 is its wheel size. The Tata Indica V2 comes with 13 inch of wheel while the Turbomax features 14 inch wheels. The DLS variant of the new entrant, is equipped with 4 spoke powered steering wheel whereas the DLE sports a conventional one.
Tata Indica eV2 Mileage
Editor's take : The Indica eV2 is one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks and the company had even run a campaign on 25kmpl. The hatchback is fuel efficient and that has always been one of the USPs of the Indica.
Tata Indica V2 old is available with four variants and all its four variants are equipped with a 1396cc diesel engine with 475 IDI with new Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU) technology that offers high engine performance with good fuel efficiency. This diesel engine offers mileage of around 13.6kmpl in city while on the highway it gives 17.2kmpl . The new BS IV compliant powerplant is configured with 1405cc, 4 cylinders that delivers max power of 71 ps at 4500 rpm and develops a top torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. According to the company, the new engine is more powerful and fuel efficient. The engine gives the highest mileage of 19 kmpl on highways and 14.5 kmpl in city limits.
Power of Tata Indica eV2
Editor's take : The power produced by the Indica CR4 engine is good not just on paper but even in the real world.
As we have already mentioned that all four variants of old Tata Indica are powered by 1396cc, 4 cylinder diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox and 475 IDI with new Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU) technology. Using this new technology results in higher engine performance. Tata Indica V2 delivers 53.5PS of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 8.5kgm of maximum torque at 2,500rpm.
The new Tata Indica V2 Turbomax comes loaded with 1405cc, 4 cylinder engine which is mated with 5 speed gearbox. The new powerful engine pumps out a top power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and lays out a peak torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm . The engine output is now upgraded with new engine for better performance.
Tata Indica eV2 Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Tata Indica eV2
Acceleration & Pick-Up
Editor's take : The acceleration of the eV2 is good enough and definitely it is one of the quickest diesel hatchbacks in its segment.
The new Tata Indica V2 Turbomax is available for sale alongside old Tata Indica V2 that is powered with 1396cc engine which produces a top power of 53.5 Ps at 5500 rpm and churns a top torque of 85 Nm at 2500 rpm.
The 1.4L, 1405cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine of Tata Indica V2 Turbomax belts out a max power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and generates highest torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. With five speed manual gearbox, it delivers good engine performance but the acceleration of this car may disappoint you as its pick up is much lower than other cars of this segment. The 1.4L power-plant of Tata Indica V2 crosses the 100kmph mark in 22.4 seconds and touches the top speed of 137kmph.
Tata Indica eV2 Exteriors
Tata Indica has got a good exterior design and its exterior appearance is very impressive. Out of the total four, two of its variants come with body colored bumpers that further add more style to its exterior appearance. Its strong bonnet with body colored bumpers, aggressive front grille and large headlamps offer it a muscular front look. The styling features that Tata Motors offers with Tata Indica V2 are – New Clear Lens Headlamps, New Clear Lens Tail-lamps, Clear Lens Side Repeater Lamps, Wheel Arch Flaires with Sill Valence Covers, Chrome-Plated Strip on Hood, New Stylish Front Grille with Chrome Strip, Body Colored Bumpers, Half Wheel Covers, Door Rub Rails and ORVMs.
Tata Indica is a five seater small hatchback car with a spacious passenger room. The exterior dimensions of Tata Indica V2 are - its length is 3,675mm, width is 1,665mm, height is 1,485mm and its wheelbase is 2,400mm with the ground clearance of 170mm and minimum turning radius of 4.9 meters.
Tata Indica eV2 Interior
Editor's take : The Indica has been one of the most spacious hatchbacks and as the eV2 is the same body, it retains all the space and comfort. The interiors do feel aged as this is a 13-year-old instrument panel design.
The interiors of Tata Indica appear very attractive and comfortable. It is packed with a lot of newer functionalities in comparison to other cars of its segment. Its new stylish four spoke steering wheels add more style to its interior. Other features that make Tata Indica interiors more stylish and comfortable, are, Utility Tray with Coin Holder, Spot (reading) Lamps, All Four Door Operated Cabin Lamp, New Internally Adjustable Outer Rear View Mirror (ORVM), Molded Roof Lining & Door Trims, Internal Antenna, Fabric Lined Seats, Parcel Shelf, 4 Spoke Steering Wheel, New Horn Pad for Steering Wheel, Lamp in Luggage Compartment, etc.
Tata Indica is packed with a lot of new and advanced functionalities that offer more comfort with great driving experience. The comfy features that are available with Tata Indica are Power Steering, Air Conditioning System, Tinted Windshield , Door and Tailgate Glass, New Electronic instrument cluster with Digital Odometer & 2 Trip Meters with Light Intensity control, Tacho Meter, Low Fuel & High Engine Temperature warning lamps, Digital Clock, Cup Holders in Glove Compartment, Variable Intermittent type Wiper, Remote Release of Fuel Lid Latch & Tailgate Latch, Std. Floor Console with provision for Mobile Charger / Cigarette Lighter, etc. The new Tata Indica V2 Turbomax is adorned with palnted luxury floor console with mobile charger/cigarette lighter.
Tata Indica is an ultra spacious small hatchback that has a seating capacity of five passengers. Tata Indica offers generous headroom of 960mm (Front) and 940mm (Rear); legroom of 1080mm (max.) and 915mm (min); rear knee room of 750mm (max.) and 640mm (min.); shoulder room of 1335mm which is enough even for a six feet tall person. The boot capacity of the Tata Indica is 220 liters.
Tata Indica eV2 Engine and Performance
Editor's take : The 1.4-litre engine on the Indica eV2 is good, and the 1.2-litre Xeta has decent performance. The diesel is definitely the pick of the lot, as it isn’t just quick but also fuel-efficient.
As already mentioned, all the four variants of old Tata Indica are powered by the 1396cc, 4 cylinder in-line diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox with new Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU) technology that results in higher engine performance. This high capacity engine in Tata Indica, delivers 53.5PS of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 8.5kgm of maximum torque at 2,500 rpm and crosses the top speed of 135kmph.
The all new Tata Indica V2 Turbomax is now loaded with a 1405cc, 4 cylinder 475 IDI Turbo Intercooled Diesel powertrain that produces a top power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and delivers a peak torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. With this new engine, the mileage becomes more alongwith higher power and performance. Other technical features remain same as the old version.
The old Tata Indica is equipped with 13 inch wheel and radial tyres while the new Tata Indica Turbomax is packed with 14 inch steel wheels which are fully covered by puncture resistant radial tyres that offer great off-roading capability. The tyre size of Tata Indica Turbomax is 165/65 R14 while old one has 165/65 R13.
Braking & Handling
Editor's take : The handling characteristics of the Indica eV2 are good, the steering wheel does feel a bit vague and there is some amount of body roll. But that’s about it.
Tata Indica is packed with Dual Circuit, Diagonal Split Hydraulic Brakes through Tandem Master Cylinder brakes that decelerate this car quickly. Its front wheels are equipped with ventilated disc brakes while its rear wheels are packed with drum brakes.
Handling & Safety
Editor's take : The eV2’s top of the line version now comes with airbags.
Tata Motors offer lots of new safety features with Tata Indica that ensure the driver and co-passengers' safety. The safety features that are available with Tata Indica are Child Safety locks, Anti-Submarine Seats, Collapsible Steering Column, Side intrusion beam on all 4 doors, Provision for Rear Fog Lamps, Head lamp leveler, etc.
Stereo & Accessories in Tata Indica eV2
Editor's take : The eV2’s range topping model gets front power windows, music system with Bluetooth connectivity.
Tata Indica doesn't offer a lot of accessories with it. No audio system is available with this car but it is packed with a powerful air conditioning system. Other accessories that are available with Tata Indica include Car Spoilers, Alloy Wheels, Roof Rails, Seat Covers, Carpets and Mats, Steering Wheel Covers, Neck Rests, Parking Aid, Roof Carriers, Back Seat Organizer, Visor Organizer, Boot Organizer, Sunshades, Sun Control Films, Tyre Pressure Gauge, Audio System with Speakers, Car Security Systems, Gear Lock, Reverse Warning System, etc. But for these accessories you need to pay some extra amount.
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Pros & Cons
Tata Indica eV2 Pros :
Stylish look, fuel efficient in diesal car segment, Stable and Safer on highway, Easy to drive, Trusted brand and over proven, High tyre gives more comfort.
Tata Indica eV2 Cons :
Less spacious, High maintainence cost, Interior is not up to the mark.