The Tata Indigo eCS being the shortest sedan has the maximum length of a hatchback but it has the looks and space of a full-grown sedan. The New Indigo eCS is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is a Common Rail CR4, 16-valve, DOHC engine while the petrol power mill is a MPFI engine with 32-bit microprocessor. The 1396cc diesel engine in Indigo eCS outputs 70PS @ 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 140Nm at only 1800-3000rpm which makes it the most economical car. Tata Indigo eCS CR4 VX delivers a mileage of 25 kmpl as per ARAI and is claimed to be the most fuel-efficient sedan in India.
On the other hand the 1193cc petrol engine has the capacity to churn out 65PS power @ 5000rpm and a maximum torque of 100Nm @ 2700rpm. The Tata Indigo eCS is a five-speed transmission car. The new Indigo eCS launched recently has all alloy wheels, modern central console, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Bluetooth Connectivity, Keyless entry and Rear Arm rest. The new Tata Indigo eCS VX has an exemplary mileage of 25 kmpl and it is an outcome of Smart Engine Management, Maximum Charge Combustion, Drag Reduction, optimized gear ratios and optimized tyres. The shorter length translates to a better parking experience in cramped urban spaces, and produces a tighter driving experience. Compact Sedan, sporty looks, 1193cc and 1396cc engines in its petrol and diesel variants respectively, the new Indigo CS delivers even better mileage than its thrifty predecessor does.
The new Indigo CS, at a length of 3988mm, and sports 1193cc and 1396cc engines in its petrol and diesel variants respectively, just qualifies as a small car. In addition, the benefits of a favorable tax regime are evident in the sub-four-lakh rupees price of the base petrol variant, almost a lakh less than its bigger cousin, the full-grown Tata Indigo. The Indigo was never a great looker, but the CS has markedly improved on this front, these include "a stylish new tail light cluster in the rear embedded in a smart new rear profile completed with a new, trimmer rear bumper", in the words of Tata Motors. One can also differentiate it from the older Indigo even when not looking at its profile, thanks to the new front grille coupled with new headlamps, The petrol variant is equipped with 1.19L MPFI engine, which delivers 65bhp while the diesel car with a 1.4L turbo-diesel, churns out 70bhp. And as for the people who count their fuel bills, the new Indigo CS delivers even better mileage than its thrifty predecessor. One can reasonably expect fuel efficiency figures of around 25 kilometres per litre (kmpl), and 3 kmpl lesser on average for the petrol model, The shorter length translates to a better parking experience in cramped urban spaces, and also produces a tighter driving experience. Tata Motors has not stinted on the suspension, and the Tata Indigo eCS gets independent McPherson struts in both the front and rear. This translates to a smoother ride even over distressed roads. However, the problem of the rickety trim and poor build persists, and shows up in the handling of the car. The suspension also intrudes into the boot space and ends up cramping its length. The 10kg reduction in weight due to the 162mm reduction in length does improve the mileage marginally and the handling even less so, the car is available in five attractive colours, attractively named sterling gold, starlight blue, Royal Burgundy, Porcelain White, Arctic Silver.
There are nine models of the Tata Indigo eCS available in three engine options. Petrol and two diesel engine options are available. The new Indigo eCS has become frugal and more powerful following the Smart Engine Management System that is controlled via a microprocessor giving the new Indigo the perfect engine timing it needs to deliver power and mileage. The Maximum Charge Combustion system in place has a newly designed engine head, engine block and the engine piston which ensures that a smooth flow of the fuel mixture that also reduces the NVH of the car besides making the new Indigo more economical and powerful. The gear ratios of the new Indigo have also been optimized in order to give the car more mileage.
Tata Indigo CS Mileage
Editor's Take : The fuel efficiency of the Indigo eCS is something that Tata Motors has been boasting about. As per the ARAI cycle, they get a fuel economy of 25kmpl. In the real world it will be lesser, but more than most of the competition.
The new Tata Indigo eCS has attained a new milestone in terms of mileage. The new Tata Indigo eCS VX delivers a mileage of 25 kmpl as per ARAI. The CRDi engine powered new Tata Indigo eCS delivers a mileage of 22.0 kmpl in the city and 25 kmpl on the highways . New Tata Indigo eCS powered by a TDi BSIII engine delivers a city mileage of 13.6 kmpl and 18.3 kmpl on the highways . The petrol MPFi powered new Tata Indigo eCS has an average of 15.0 kmpl in the city and 18.0 kmpl on the long run .
The new Tata Indigo eCS is available in three engine options - two diesels and petrol. The diesel engine are; Common Rail CR4, 16 valve DOHC BSIV compliant engine that has a displacement of 1396cc and that delivers 70PS of power at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 140Nm at 1800-3000rpm. The other diesel engine available is the TDi, turbocharged diesel engine with intercooler. This engine has a power of 70PS that it churns out at 4500rpm. This engine is BSIII compliant and has a maximum torque of 135Nm that it churns at 2500rpm. The petrol motor is MPFI engine with microprocessor that has a displacement of 1193cc. This BSIV compliant petrol engine has a maximum power of 65PS at 5000rpm and a maximum torque of 100Nm at 2700rpm.
The petrol option is available in new Tata Indigo eCS GLS, new Tata Indigo eCS GLX, new Tata Indigo eCS GVX. A TDI diesel engine option is available on three variants viz. new Tata Indigo eCS LS BSIII, new Tata Indigo eCS LX BSIII and new Tata Indigo eCS VX BSIII. Whereas new Tata Indigo eCS LS BSIV, new Tata Indigo eCS LX BSIV and new Tata Indigo eCS VX BSIV are available in the Common Rail CR4 diesel engine option.
Power of Tata Indigo CS
Editor's Take : The power of the CR4 engine from Tata is good and it is decent on paper as well.
Tata Indigo CS Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Tata Indigo CS
Acceleration & Pick-Up
Editor's Take : The acceleration of the eCS is good and it is very drivable, unlike the olden days Indigos.
The diesel variants of the new Tata Indigo eCS catches 0 to 100 kmph speed in just 18 seconds while the petrol variants of the Indigo eCS touch the 100 kmph mark in just a second earlier in 17 seconds .
Tata Indigo CS Exteriors
New Tata Indigo eCS is built on the compact sedan platform and is under-four meter in length. The initial Tata Indigo was basically a replica of Tata Indica with a boot. Later in 2008, Tata Motors brought in the Tata Indigo CS
On the outside, the onlookers nowhere sense that the that was quite cheaper than the full-grown Indigo sedan due to its shorter length.new Tata Indigo eCS is some compact form of a sedan. However, the boot that finishes too early for the car to be called a true sedan. Though following its inspiration from the hatchback and its small size it has been christened as world’s smallest sedan. Among the exterior features of the new Tata Indigo eCS include, Tinted Glasses , Body Coloured Bumpers, Chrome garnished Rub Rails, hood in chrome, Demister at the rear, Front and rear fog lamps, wheel caps full, turn indicators on the body colored, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outer Rear View Mirrors).
On the outside, the Tata Indigo throws an appearance of a full-grown sedan. The front is dominated by the big bonnet and the flat ‘u’ shaped grille with the Tata ‘T’ logo resting at the centre. The front also has outside chrome garnishing on the grille with a flat chrome strip just above the logo on the bonnet. The headlamps also dominate the front of the Tata Indigo eCS with inbuilt turn indicators inside the headlamp units. Step further to the side and you would not till realize that it is a compact sedan. Step forward to the rear and one feels that there is something missing and that is the boot that is shorter as compared to the regular Tata Indigo. The rear of the new Tata Indigo eCS has prominent tail lamps with cylinder shaped reverse lights. At the rear appears the small exhaust peeping on the right side of the rear. In order to reduce the drag, the wheel arches of the new Tata Indigo eCS have been redesigned coupled with alterations to the exteriors making it more aerodynamic and lighter.
The new Tata Indigo eCS has an overall length of 3988mm, a width of 1620mm and it is 1540mm high. The wheelbase of the new Tata Indigo eCS is 2450mm. In order to make it best suited to Indian roads, the new Indigo eCS has a ground clearance of 165mm . The kerb weight of the diesel CR4 BSIV is 1110kg while the TDI Diesel powered Indigo eCS has a kerb weight of 1095 kg. The petrol powered Indigo weighs 1070 kg.
Tata Indigo CS Interior
Editor's Take : The interior of the eCS feels old as it is a basic design that styled about 12 years ago. Also, the fact that Tata is targeting first-time sedan owner, hence things are basic.
The new Tata Indigo eCS is deceptive, as it nowhere gives the same impression of the exteriors on the inside. Despite being a compact sedan, the new Indigo eCS is quite spacious on the inside. It has a comfortable seating for four/five with ample headroom, legroom, shoulder room, elbow room and boot space. Stepping inside the new Tata Indigo eCS is easy with the keyless entry option in place. The interiors however pose more like the Tata Indica but the quality of the material and Beige color is unique to Indigo eCS. The front interiors of the new Indigo is ruled by the long horizontal dashboard with the braces ‘( )’ shaped wooden finish central console that houses Two AC vents, the AC controls and the audio system. Just above at the centre is the Indica characteristic Digital Clock at the centre. The triangle button also is present on the top of the central console. The ‘T’ shaped three-spoke beige colored steering with one vertical broad spoke and two slim horizontal spokes throws a look of the power that is under the hood of the car. The chrome ringed instrument cluster has just been put in view and it displays almost all the vitals of the car. The dashboard also has two AC on both the sides. The central console flows down to the bottom of the gear shifter and the handbrake. The gearshift knob is usual interior colored with an option of leather wrapping on some models.
The new Tata Indigo eCS is available in pleasant Dual Tone-Beige & Coco Brown Interiors as well as fabric seats, partial fabric and full fabric options. There are storage pockets on the front/rear doors besides bottle cup holders. There is also a front power outlet in addition to front and rear cabin lamps and vanity mirror on co-driver side. At the rear as well, the new Tata Indigo has comfortable seating for two/ three persons. There is also a rear hand rest that can be folded to house three persons.
Space could have been compromised on the new Tata Indigo eCS but comfort is certainly not. The new Indigo eCS
The ORVMs can be adjusted from the inside. There are front and rear power windows in the high-end variants of the is as comfortable as any other fully-grown sedan and has ergonomic seating for five persons. The seats can be full or partial fabric as per the choice of the customers. There are two headrests at the rear to make the long journeys comfortable for the rear passengers. The front seats are manually adjustable and have adjustable headrests.new Tata Indigo eCS. Heater option is also available on all models except Tata Indigo LE TDI BS III. Height adjustable driver seat option is available on the new Indigo eCS VX and new Indigo eCS GVX. There is also Auto Drive Assist in the new Tata Indigo eCS to make driving an Indigo far easier and comfortable that the exiting Tata Indigo eCS. For the petrol variants the Clutch-to-Start option is also available. Another comfort feature is the remote levers for the fuel and trunk lid. The rear view mirror of the new Indigo eCS has antiglare function to make night driving much safer.
Tata Indigo CS Engine and Performance
Editor's Take : The 1.4-litre CR4 engine that Tata is offering is more economical than the 1.3-litre quadrajet that it is using on its Vista and Manza. While the performance on both of them, is sort of similar.
New Tata Indigo eCS has three engine options and it is available in both diesel and petrol variants. In diesel, the new Tata Indigo eCS has two engine options. First is the Common Rail CR4, 16 valve DOHC BSIV compliant engine . This engine has a displacement of 1396cc and a power of 70PS of power at as low as 4000rpm. This diesel engine is able to produce a maximum torque of 140Nm at 1800-3000rpm. This CR4 diesel engine is quite fuel-efficient and delivers 25 kmpl of mileage. A TDi diesel option is also available. The TDI is a turbocharged engine with intercooler. It can produce a maximum power of 70PS at 4500rpm. This engine complies with BSIII pollution norms and has a maximum torque of 135Nm that it churns at 2500rpm. In the petrol option, the new Tata Indigo eCS has MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System) that is controlled by a microprocessor in order to give it the perfect timing. This petrol engine has a displacement of 1193cc a maximum power of 65PS and a maximum torque of 100Nm at 2700rpm.
The high end models including new Tata Indigo eCS VX and new Tata Indigo eCS GVX have seven-spoke all alloy wheels whereas the other seven variants have simple wheels with radial tyres and wheel caps. The tyre size of the new Indigo eCS is 175/65 R14. In order to lessen drag/rolling reduction; the tyres have been optimized for enhancing the ride comfort and handling of the car.
Braking & Handling
Editor's Take : The eCS having a short wheelbase enhances its handling capabilities. This is one sedan that can go well around bends.
The new Tata Indigo eCS has vacuum assisted, independent dual circuit, diagonal split hydraulic brakes through tandem master cylinder. The front brakes are ventilated Disc type while the rear brakes are drum brakes . The steering of the new Tata Indigo eCS is a rack and pinion type with collapsible steering column. With the new steering mechanism in place the new Tata Indigo eCS takes a full turn in just 5.0 m.
Handling & Safety
Editor's Take : The safety features on the eCS include airbags and ABS.
High-end variant of the new Tata Indigo eCS viz. Tata Indigo eCS VX and Tata Indigo eCS GVX have ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) . The front suspension is an independent McPherson strut with Coil Spring while the rear suspension is an independent 3-link McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar. The engine has been mated to a 5-forward and 1-reverse gears. A Central Locking with Key and Keyless Entry option is available in selected models of the new Tata Indigo eCS. There is high mounted stop lamps on all the variants. In order to ensure child safety there are child safety locks on rear doors. There is also a warning buzzer that gives a warning whenever the driver door is open or the seatbelts are not fastened. The collapsible steering further enhances the safety feature of the car.
Stereo & Accessories in Tata Indigo CS
Editor's Take : The eCS comes with music system that supports Bluetooth connectivity and also gets power windows.
A music system with CD/MP3 player is available on the LX, GLX, VX and GVX series of Tata Indigo eCS. The new Indigo has four inbuilt speakers and digital clock.
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Pros & Cons
Tata Indigo CS Pros :
Mileage, improved looks, powerful engine