Indigo eCS LX Review
Indian auto major and one of the largest passenger car maker in India, Tata Motors has launched the improved version of Tata Indigo eCS with a very attractive price tag. The company has has refreshed about 8 models across 5 platforms including which also include the Tata Indigo eCS. The company has given major cosmetic updates to this compact sedan version to make it look rich from both inside and out. Currently, this Tata Indigo eCS is bearing the flagship place for Tata Motors in the compact sedan segment where it will lock horns with other sub 4 meter length compact sedans. The company has revamped both the exterior design, interior cabin section and mechanism of this sedan, which indeed makes it a better looking and a better performing compact sedan with class leading fuel efficiency in its segment. This compact sedan will lock horns with one of the best selling compact sedan Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze in the country. The company has launched this sedan in both petrol and diesel fuel option and made available in several variants. This Tata Indigo eCS LX is the mid range diesel variant launched in its portfolio and it is powered by a refined 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine. This powerful engine has been has been coupled with an advanced gearbox that boosts the power of this engine and provides exceptional driving dynamics.
The Exterior design of this all new Tata Indigo eCS LX mid range diesel trim is refreshing compared to its previous version. The company has blessed this compact sedan with a state-of-art exterior design indeed make it look like a premium class compact sedan turns the heads on the go. It has a rich looking front fascia and sleek and stylish side profile with sporty cues. To start with its front fascia, it has got a new design smoked head lamp cluster with an integrated turn indicators. The company has completely redesigned the front radiator grille and fitted with a diamond shaped grille with a lot of chrome garnish. Its diamond shaped chrome radiator grille has been further fitted with a stylish company's badging. On top of the hood you can find a chrome strip that brings a premium feel to the front facade. On the side profile, it has been equipped with a body colored outside rear view mirrors with indicator blinkers integrated on to it. The wheel arches of this compact sedan has been fitted with a 14 inch multi-spoke alloys that brings a sporty look. At the rear, you can find a improved tail lamp cluster with integrated turn light indicators and courtesy lights. Apart from this there is a chrome garnished strip fitted on the boot right on top of the license plate. The exterior dimensions of this sedan are decent with 3988mm of length, 1620mm of width and 1540mm of height, which made it easier to obtain tax benefits.
The interior cabin design of this compact sedan has been beautifully designed by the company. Now with these new interiors, Tata Indigo eCS LX looks much more plush and elegant compared to its previous models. The company has integrated a stylish dual tone interior cabin along with OCTA instrument cluster to the Tata Indigo eCS LX mid range variant. On the other side, Tata Motors has incorporated this mid range trim with Anti Acoustic chamber that will reduce the noise and vibrations reaching inside section of the cabin. There is a four spoke responsive steering wheel, which makes the driving comfortable. On the other side, this mid range compact sedan has got a premium fabric upholstery covering the wide and spacious seats. It is a compact sedan yet it offers huge seating space for the passengers. Its impressive wheel base of 2450mm made it possible for the manufacturer to create better legroom and shoulder room space inside. Apart from this, there are set of other noticeable interior features you can find in this mid range sedan.
Engine and Performance:
The engine of this premium compact sedan has been refined to get better performance and mileage out of it. This mid range Tata Indigo eCS LX has been equipped with an improved 16-valve, 1.4-litre, common rail CR4 diesel engine which has 1396cc displacement capacity . This improved engine can churn out a maximum 68.6bhp at 4000rpm and yields a maximum torque output of 140Nm at 1800 to 3000rpm. This engine has been further mated to a five speed F-Shift (TA65 cable shift) gearbox that contributes for enhances the power, performance and fuel efficiency of the engine. This new compact sedan from the esteemed fleet of the company has the ability to generate about 25 Kmpl of impressive mileage, which will surely give a tough time to the other compact sedan manufacturers.
Braking and Handling:
The company has incorporated this facelifted Tata Indigo eCS LX with a superior braking and handling mechanism. The front wheels of this sedan has been fitted with a ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels get a high performance drum braking mechanism. This braking mechanism is further enhanced by a superior vacuum assisted, independent dual circuit and diagonal split hydraulic brakes. On the other side, the all new Tata Indigo eCS LX mid range trim gets a superior new Duo Float suspension system, which will improve the load distribution system along the constituent elements for a improved comforts and stability. The McPherson strut type of suspension has been equipped to the front axle which is further assisted by coil spring type of mechanism. At the rear, this sedan has been fitted with an independent 3-link McPherson Strut type of suspension which is incorporated with anti-roll bar type of mechanism.
There are some significant set of safety features incorporated to this compact sedan. The list of safety features include central locking, key less entry, LED high mounted stop lamp, door ajar/seat belt warning, collapsible steering , child safety locks on rear doors and many more such aspects.
This Tata Indigo eCS LX trim gets top class comfort and convenience features inside to provide best in class luxury to the passengers. It comes with sophisticated comfort aspects such as a proficient air conditioner, a responsive power steering , front and rear power windows, adjustable front head rest, bottle holder, auto driver assist, boot lamp, remote boot and fuel lid opener and many more such functions.
Pros: Improved interior cabin design, impressive mileage, attractive price.
Cons: Many more features can be added, exteriors can be made better.