Tata Indica is a hatchback vehicle range designed and engineered by India’s leading automobile manufacturer, Tata Motors. It’s the first passenger vehicle from the automaker and is also regarded as one of the 1st indigenously designed passenger vehicle of India. Since 2008, over 910,000 vehicles were produced and currently, they are marketed in Africa, Europe and other nations. When originally introduced, it prompted plenty of grumbles from early buyers, who claimed that it didn’t deliver gas mileage and horsepower as promised.
In response to customer complaints, the automaker redesigned its internals and introduced it Indica version 2 (V2) that solved many of the complaints and emerged as one of the most sought after vehicles in Indian automotive industry. The V2 was updated later dubbed Indica V2 Xeta with a Petrol engine that delivered 51kW of power with the fuel economy of 14 kilometers per litre under standard test situations. In Indian city situations, fuel economy can drop to about 10 kilometers per litre.
In India, the Tata Indica V2 provides good interior space and competes with Maruti Wagon-R, Maruti Suzuki Swift, the Hyundai Santro, the Fiat Palio and Maruti Alto. The diesel variants have little or no competition since some diesel vehicles exist in its price bracket. The little higher than average net weight makes for slightly more comfortable ride unlike lighter vehicles. Finish and fit continue be criticized unlike the offerings from Maruti and Fiat.
Optional extras and Accessories on Tata Indica V2 include: HVAC - ventilation, air conditioning and heater, Power steering, intercooler and turbocharger, Power windows, alloy wheels, Ventilated disc brakes, Central locking with remote keyless ignition, Tinted windshields, four-spoke steering wheel, Rear spoiler with incorporated LED taillamp, Powerful foglamps, Night adjust rearview mirror, Luxurious beige/black interiors, Audio warnings for passenger and driver seat belt warning, Chrome tip on silencer with chrome lining on bonnet and grille, Tachometer, door open warning, alloy pedals and child lock on rear doors.
Motivation for the Tata Indica V2 comes from a 475 IDI 1405cc Intercool Turbodiesel powerplant, which is good for pulsating 71PS of power at 4500 rpm with 135 newton meters of torque at 3500 rpm. It also features a 1396cc Inline four-cylinder engine that generates 53.5PS of power at 5500 rpm with 85 newton meters of torque at 2500 rpm. All trim levels of Tata Indica V2 are teamed up with five-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Indica V2 Models:-
Tata Indica V2 DLS BSIII
Tata Indica V2 DLE BSIII
Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLS BS IV
Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLE BS IV
Tata Indica V2 eLE
Tata Indica V2 eLX
Tata Indica V2 eL
Tata Indica V2 DL BSIII
Tata Indica V2 eLS
Tata Indica V2 DLX BSIII
The interior of Tata Indica V2 is quite comfortable and attractive and comes packed with plenty of features and equipments unlike other vehicles in the market. These include Spot Lights, Utility Tray with Coin Holder, Internally Adjustable New Outside Rearview Mirror, All 4-Door Operated Cabin Light, Internal Antenna, Molded Door Trims and Roof Lining, Parcel Shelf, Fabric Lined Seats, New Horn Pad for Steering Column, Four-Spoke Steering Wheel and Light in Luggage Compartment.
The Tata Indica V2 comes with other advanced features, which provide more comfort with great driving experience such as Air Conditioning System, Power Steering, New Electronic instrument cluster with two Trip Meters with Light Intensity control and Digital Odometer, Tinted Door, Tailgate Glass and Windshield, High Engine and Low Fuel Temperature warning lights, Tachometer, Cup Holders in Glove Compartment, Digital Clock, Remote Release of Tailgate Latch and Fuel Lid Latch, Variable Intermittent Wiper, Floor Console with provision for Cigarette Lighter and Mobile Charger.
Tata Indica doesn't provide plenty of optional features, which include Alloy Wheels, Car Spoilers, Seat Covers, Roof Rails, Steering Wheel Covers, Carpets and Mats, Parking Aid, Neck Rests, Back Seat Organizer, Roof Carriers, Boot Organizer, Visor Organizer, Sun Control Films, Sunshades, Audio System with Speakers, Tire Pressure Gauge, Gear Lock, Car Security Systems, Reverse Warning System and more.