Tata Motors is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in India has upgraded its existing models and introduced to the auto markets. The company has recently refreshed a total of eight models including one major upgrade in the form of Tata Indigo eCS. This is the flagship compact sedan for Tata Motors in the segment and has been given with some major cosmetic updates. The company has not just refreshed the exterior design of this sedan but also improved its mechanism, which makes it a better performing sedan with great fuel efficiency in the segment. This compact sedan will compete with the best selling Maruti Swift Dzire and newly launched Honda Amaze in its segment. This sedan is made available in several variants out of which Tata indigo eCS VX is the top end diesel trim that comes equipped with a high performance 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine. The company has refined this CR4 diesel engine and incorporated with a high performance 5-speed gearbox to improve its performance. There is no doubt with such improvements, Tata Indigo eCS is going to lure the Indian car buyers towards placing an order for it. This compact sedan is also expected to come out soon in petrol variants as well, which will provide options for the car buyers to choose according to their needs.
The all new Tata Indigo eCS VX top end diesel trim is blessed state-of-art design exteriors that makes it look like a premium class sedan in the segment. This new compact sedan comes with a lot of improvement and cosmetic updates outside that will certainly entice the buyers. It has an improved and a rich looking front fascia, while its side profile even better. To begin with the front facade, the design of the head lamps has been changed to the smoked headlamps design and integrated it with turn indicators. While the front radiator grille has been redesigned completely by using a lot of chrome on to it. The company has incorporated a perforated grille with diamond shaped chrome slat with company badging in the middle of grille. There is a chrome strip placed on top of the hood that brings a rich new look to this compact sedan. The side profile of this compact sedan gets body colored OVRMs with blinkers integrated in them. While the wheel arches has been fitted with a stylish 14 inch multi-spoke alloy wheels that gives a sporty look to the side profile. The rear end of this sedan gets a stylish tail lamp cluster with integrated courtesy lights and indicators. There is a chrome strip placed on the boot right above the license plate that completes the premium look of this compact sedan. This compact sedan comes under 4 meter length of 3988mm while it has the width of about 1620mm and height of about 1540mm, which helped it to obtain tax benefits.
The company has completely changed the interiors of this compact sedan and made it look plush and elegant from the inside. The all new Tata Indigo eCS VX gets a new style dual tone interiors along with new design OCTA instrument cluster that gives a premium feel to the occupants inside this sedan. On the other side, the company has incorporated this sedan with an Anti Acoustic chamber that will lift the interior comforts and experiences of the occupants. It also has a four spoke steering wheel that complements this compact sedan's interior. Despite being a compact sedan, the all new Tata Indigo eCS VX offers better space inside . This sedan comes with an impressive wheelbase of about 2450mm that creates apt space inside that can accommodate five passengers with ease. The company has used a premium quality fabric for covering the seats while its central console has been given with premium finish. The steering wheel has been wrapped in leather, which gives a complete look to the plush interior cabin.
Engine and Performance:
Tata Motors has upgraded the engine of this facelifted Tata Indigo eCS in order to make it even powerful and fuel efficient in this segment. The top end Tata Indigo eCS VX gets a refined 1.4-litre, 16-valve based common rail CR4 diesel engine that has a displacing capacity of about 1396cc. This engine has the ability to churn out a superior power of 68.6bhp at 4000rpm and produces a maximum torque output of about 140Nm at 1800 to 3000rpm. Its refined common rail diesel engine has been coupled with a five speed F-Shift (TA65 cable shift) gearbox that contributes for boosting up the performance and power of engine. The company states that the all new Tata Indigo ECS VX has the ability to produce a class leading mileage of about 25 Kmpl, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling:
Tata motors has given utmost importance to the braking mechanism of this compact sedan. This Tata Indigo eCS VX trim now gets a superior vacuum assisted independent dual circuit and diagonal split hydraulic brakes through tandem master cylinder braking mechanism. This mechanism assist the ventilated disc fitted to the front wheels and drum brakes fitted to the rear wheels. On the other hand, this compact sedan gets a superior Duo Float suspension system that will enhance the load distribution along the constituent elements for a smooth and comfortable drive. Its front axle has been equipped with an Independent McPherson Strut suspension with Coil spring mechanism while its rear axle has been fitted with independent 3-link McPherson Strut suspension that is assisted by anti-roll bar type of mechanism.
The company is offering this facelifted compact sedan's top end variant Tata Indigo eCS VX with some top class safety functions to it. This top end compact sedan has been offered with the all new E-OVRMs with third lane visibility, anti lock braking system, central locking, key less entry, LED high mounted stop lamp, collapsible steering, door ajar/seat belt warning and many other such features.
There are some of the sophisticated comfort and convenience features incorporated inside this compact sedan that would surely enhance the experience of passengers inside. Its comfort aspects include air conditioner, power assisted steering, front and rear power windows, driver seat one shot power down windows, adjustable front headrest, boot lamp, bottle holder, auto driver assist, remote boot and fuel lid opener, driver seat height adjustment, rear seat armrest and lots of other features.
Pros: Improved interior cabin space, top class comfort features, impressive mileage.
Cons: Expensive price tag, engine sound can be reduced.