Tata Indigo Marina, the multi-purpose sedan from the house of Tata Motors is useful drive. When it comes to long drives with plenty of luggage, this car is a marvel piece. The design of Tata Marina
is not common in the Indian automobile market. This big powerful wagon comes with lots of space to carry luggage. New Tata Marina
is able to deliver excellent performance on both city roads and on the highways. The car is offered to the Indian customers in both diesel and petrol version. Loaded with Diesel Turbo Charged 1405 cc Indirect Injection Engine, maximum power of 61.15 hp is generated at 4500 rpm. The torque generated by this engine is 122.5 Nm. Further, the petrol version of this car is powered by 1405 cc MPFI Petrol Engine with 16-bit microprocessor, which provides maximum power of 83.84 hp at 6000 rpm. The torque generated is 107.8 Nm at 3000 rpm. Like the Indigo sedan, the Tata Marina car
is built on the same extended wheel base. To provide excessive power, the long roof of the car is grooved and the high roof drops to the back. Pillar less tail of this car matches with the front section. For better braking performance, large servo has been provided. The interiors of this car is extremely impressive and can attract any luxury car lover. At the backside of the car, there is sufficient luggage space provided. On the roof, a storage box and couple of pockets are also provided.
The appearance of the interior is enhanced by the nice leather-covered gear knobs, stalks and steering wheel. Door pads and the centre console leaves of Tata Marina
are manufactured using fine quality plastic. At the back side of the car, 50 mm space is provided due to which there is no problem for rear passengers. Seven variants of Tata Indigo Marina
are provided such as
Tata Marina GSX (New), Tata Marina GLX (New), Tata Marina LX Dicor, Tata Marina LX TD1 (New) Marina LS TD1 (New), Tata Marina SX TD1 (New) and Tata Marina GLS (New). The price of these models varies as per inbuilt features and fuel type. Tata Marina cars
are available from Rs. 5.lacs to Rs. 6 lacs. Further, the car is appreciated in the Indian market for its excellent mileage. On city roads, the Tata Marina
delivers mileage of 11.25 litres and on highways it provides mileage of 13.75 litres. By its exciting features and decent mileage, Tata Marina
attracts car lovers.Tata Marina Launch History
In 2004, the Tata Marina was launched by India's automobile company Tata Motors. A perfect combination of luxury and usage, the Tata Marina
was welcomed by family customers. Along with the luxury of sedan, the car has space of multi-utility vehicle. In India, the car is popularly known as Tata Indigo Marina. However, the company has stopped the production of Tata Indigo Marina
in 2010 inspite of its instant success. The car is popularly used by tourist companies. Even though the front section of Tata Indigo Marina
is similar to the Indigo sedan but it is heavier and much shorter than the former. This car is a perfect combination of Tata Indigo and Tata Indica. Further, the brakes of this car is also much effective than the previous version. Tata Marina is offered in both petrol and diesel version. The diesel engine of this car is more powerful compared to the petrol version. Various attributes are added in this car to make it comfortable for the passengers. The car comes with 4 spoke wheel, nosy control bumpers, HVAC system, clock, collapsible steering and side impact beams, digital. Indigo Marina car has low roof, which helps in easy loading of luggage. Apart from these, truck lamp and coolant temperature indicator are some added attributes.
The interior of Tata Marina
is similar to that of Tata Indica cars. Available in five variants such as GLS, GLX, LS, LX and LX- DiCOR, the Tata Marina
provides enough opportunity of choice. The car has various integrated safety features, which are provided keeping in mind the Indian driving conditions. Some important features of this car are head lamp levelling device and integrated head light. As the front seats are anti submarine type, maximum comfort is provided to the passengers.Tata Marina Variants (Models)
Tata Indigo Marina is offered in the Indian market in both petrol and diesel variant. The petrol variant comprises Tata Indigo marina GLS and Tata Indigo Marina GLX. Furthermore, the diesel variant includes Tata Indigo Marina LS and Tata Indigo Marina LX. Available in 7 exciting shades, the price of Tata Marina
starts from Rs. 5 lacs. The variants are explained below:
Tata Marina PricingTata Marina
| Models || Features |
| Tata Indigo Marina GLX || This variant is powered by 1.4L Inline-4, 84 bhp, Petrol engine and has 5M gears. Power steering, body colour bumpers, AC and door mirrors are some of the highlighting features of Tata Marina. |
| Tata Indigo marina GLS || This version of Tata Marina is loaded with 1.4L Inline-4, 84 bhp, Petrol engine. The car has tinted glass, folding rear seats and body colour bumpers. There are no airbags present in this version. |
| Tata Indigo Marina LS || It is powered with 1.4L Inline-4 turbocharged, 69 bhp, Diesel engine. The engine of Tata Marina provides mileage of 12.3 kmpl in city and 16.1 kmpl on highways. It comes with power steering, door mirrors and body coloured bumpers. |
| Tata Indigo Marina LX. || Tata Indigo Marina LX Dicor is loaded with 1.4L Inline-4 turbocharged, 69 bhp, Diesel engine, which makes it a fuel efficient car. This luxury variant can attain top speed of 157 kmph. Rear centre arm rest, folding rear sates, central locking system and power steering are some of the highlighting features of Tata Marina car. |
is offered to the Indian customers in both petrol and diesel variant. The price of this car fluctuates between Rs. 5 lacs and Rs. 6 lacs. Price may vary as per the margin kept by the dealer. There is also difference of Tata Marina price
among cities. Some price difference may also occur due to the inbuilt features. Tata Marina Review
At the estate segment, the Marina is the second attempt of Tata. The front side of Tata Marina
is similar to that of Indigo. Large boot space is provided to make the car spacious. The tail lamps and the lack pillars of the car is quite impressive. The dials of this car is provided with classy chrome finish. Offered in both petrol and diesel version, Tata Marina
provides freedom of choice to the buyers. The engine capacity of the petrol and the diesel version is 14 litres. Diesel engine of this car provides mileage of 12.3 kmpl in city and 16.1 kmpl on highways. The petrol engine is however inferior to the diesel in terms of mileage. For heavy riders, the independent suspension is a boon. Even though, the brakes of this car are good enough but these tend to skid it often. The gear shift of Tata Marina car
is noisy and hence can be called a drawback.
Front seat of this car is limited but sufficient enough for the passengers. Due to this feature, the rear seat space of the car is increased. In the back seat of the Marina Car,
three adults can comfortably seat. For easy loading, the lip at the rear is too high. Furthermore, a folding parcel box and a net in the boot are also provided. The seat belts and central locking facilities provide maximum security. To a hatchback, Indigo Marina
proves to be a suitable alternative. In India where big family is quite common, Indigo Marina car
can do wonders. Compared to the facilities provided, the price of Indigo Marina
car is not much high.Tata Marina Used Car Market
Since the company has stopped producing Tata Marina,
it can only be found in the used car market. Purchasing a used Tata Marina
would be a wise decision as it is better than many sedans in terms of mileage and space. However, before purchasing the car, the authenticity of the parts must be judged. Tata Motors does not provide any platform to buy used cars.Tata Marina Specifications
The spacious and luxury car Tata Marina India
comes loaded with engine capacity of 1405 cc diesel turbo charged indirect injection engine. At 4500 rpm, the engine is capable of generating power of 61.15 hp. Furthermore, the torque generated is 122.5 Nm. By 1405 cc MPFI petrol engine, the petrol version of this car is powered. Maximum power of 83.84 is generated by this engine at 6000 rpm. However, the torque generated is 107.8 Nm at 3000 rpm. The car has a long body, which signifies style. Overall length, height and width of Tata Marina
is around 4,158 mm,1,575 mm and 1,625 mm respectively. The kerb weight of the car is 1105-1135 kg and the wheel base is 2450 mm. It comes with ground clearance of 165 mm due to which it is not obstructed by speed breakers. In the interior section, the rear leg room of the car is 87 mm (max) and 66 mm (min). It has rear leg room of 92mm (max) and 92 mm (min).Tata Marina Exterior
Being a multi-purpose luxury car, the Tata Marina
comes with eye catching external looks. The car is known for its large body and spacious interior. Further, it is provided to the Indian customers in various colours.
From the front, the Tata Marina car
is like the Indica but it is much broader and spacious. The bonnet of Tata Marina
is steep and it has Tata logo over the grille, which signifies trust. It has large headlamps, which goes well with its body structure. The car is a bit elevated as the design moves upwards. The rear of Tata Marina
has wide screen, which is bigger than many similar cars. Further, it has long tail lamps, which complement its style. Due to its sturdy look, Tata Marina
is presented as a multi utility vehicle.
Quite different from other car models, the Tata Marina
has a long body. The overall length, height and width of this car is around 4,158 mm,1,575 mm and 1,625 mm. It comes with ground clearance of 165 mm and wheel base of 2450 mm. The kerb weight of Tata Marina car
is 1,105-1,135 kg.Tata Marina Interior
To add style to the Tata Marina,
designers have worked hard. Maximum care is taken to provide fine finish to the interior. The car is equipped with various safety features to provide maximum safety to passengers.
Due to the eye catching and stylist interiors, this vehicle is preferred by style conscious people. The car comes with foldable luggage cover including luggage retention net. By using leather wrapped gearshift knob and a sporty steering wheel, the interiors of the car has been improved.
The car is extremely spacious and is suitable for long distance travel with baggage. Cabin of Tata Marina India
comes with small storage space. With engine RPM meter, the electronic instrument cluster is equipped. For 5 passengers, there is adjustable head rest, which provides maximum comfort. The car also has power front and rear windows, which are electrically operated. To provide maximum comfort to the passengers, a powerful air-conditioner is added. The rear seats of Tata Marina
have double folding system due to which sufficient space can be made.
A spacious car in true sense, the Tata Marina
is sufficient for 5 passengers as it provides sufficient head room and leg room. The front head room of Tata Marina car
is 92 mm (min) and 92 mm (max). Rear leg room of the car is also 92 mm (min) and 92 mm (max). The rear leg room is 87 mm (max) and 66 mm (min)Tata Marina Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
Loaded with 1.4 L petrol engine, the car provides mileage of 8.83 kmpl in city and 13.7 kmpl on highways. The diesel engine provides mileage of 11.9 kmpl in the city and 15.6 kmpl on highways. Mileage provided by the diesel engine of Tata Marina
is better compared to the petrol engine. Due to its excellent mileage, the car proves useful in dealing with fuel prices.Tata Marina On-road Drive
Driving Tata Marina car
is a great experience as it is powered by 1405 cc MPFI Petrol Engine with 16-bit microprocessor. The front suspension of the car has lower wishbone, Independent, MacPherson strut type with anti-roll bar and gas filled dampers. Furthermore, the rear suspension is three-link, MacPherson strut type with gas-filled dampers and anti-roll bar. Due to excellent suspension of Tata Marina car
passengers can experience jerk free journey. The car is provided with ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Hence, one can remain protected from any kind of mishappening on road.Tata Marina Power
The petrol version of Tata Marina car
is powered by 1405 cc MPFI Petrol Engine with 16-bit microprocessor. Hence, maximum power of 83.84 hp is generated by the engine at 6000 rpm. The torque generated by this engine is 107.8 Nm at 3000 rpm. The Diesel Turbo Charged 1405 cc Indirect Injection Engine of this car is capable of generating torque of 122.5 Nm. The power generated is 61.15 hp at 4500 rpm. Due the presence of this engine, Tata Marina
car can perform well in adverse weather conditions.Tata Marina Acceleration and Pick UpTata Marina
car is powered by 1.4 L engine due to which it can reach top speed of 157 kmph. In 17.66 seconds, the car can reach 100 kilometre mark from standstill position. The 5 speed gear box of this car boosts up the acceleration level of Marina car. Tata Marina Safety and Security
To make Tata Marina
a safe car, there are various safety features added. The car comes with central locking system, seat belt warning, child safety locks, engine check warning and door ajar warning system. Apart from these, Tata Marina
is equipped with halogen head lamps, day & night rear view mirror. These facilities provide safety while driving. Further audio warning-key outdoor open and key indoor open head lamps are also provided.Tata Marina Comfort and Convenience
Positive ranking is acquired by Tata Indigo Marina
for its comfort features. The car is sufficient for five people and is has ample room for luggage. For comfort and convenience of the passengers, various features are added such as power steering, remote trunk opener, remote fluid lid opener, low fuel warning lights, accessory power outlet and trunk light. Air conditioner and heater are present in the car, which helps in maintaining adequate temperature inside the cabin.Tata Marina Wheels:
Robust alloy wheels are provided to Marina car,
which match with the body structure. The wheel base of the car is 2450 mm and the tyre size is 175/65 R14. Due to its strong wheel, the car can deliver excellent performance on any kind of terrain.Tata Marina Stereo and Accessories
The company has failed to provide any kind of music facility in Tata Marina Car.
There is no in built music system or radio in the car. The car has A/C, digital clock and fabric upholstery. However, there is option to connect music system in the car.Tata Marina Dealers
There are many authorised dealers of Tata Motors from which Tata Marina
can be purchased. The dealers of Tata Motors are spread across the country, which makes purchasing convenient. Some authorised dealers names are listed below:
Tata Marina Company Quotes:
| City || Dealers |
| Delhi || Him Motors Pvt. Ltd. |
Raghuvanshi Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
| Mumbai || Concorde Motors (India) Ltd. |
Wasan Motors Ltd.
| Bangalore || Manipal Motors Pvt. Ltd. |
Concorde Motors (India) Ltd.
| Hyderabad || Malik Cars |
| Chennai || V S T Motors Ltd. |
Tafe Reach Limited
During the launch of Tata Marina,
Dr. V Sumantran, Executive Director, Engineering Research Centre and Passenger Car Business Unit, Tata Motors said: “We believe that the Indigo Marina will create a new segment in the market. Tata Motors has always endeavoured to grow the market by prying open new segments and it will be our effort to have the Indigo Marina emulate the success of its predecessors in our product portfolio.”Tata Marina Competitor Analysis
To provide tough competition to Maruti Baleno and Fiat Weekender, the Tata Marina
was launched. The price of Marina is much less compared to Baleno and Weekender. This car from the house of Tata also faces tough competition from Hyundai Accent, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Chevrolet Aveo. Some family models such as Tata Indica Xeta and Tata Indigo also competes against Marina.
Inspite of heavy competition, the Tata Marina car
performs well in the Indian market.Tata Marina LPG/CNG version
Presently there are no CNG or LPG version of Tata Marina in India.
Adding CNG or LPG version would have definitely contributed towards the revenue of the company.Tata Marina Pros
The Tata Marina Car
is known for its impressive mileage on both city roads and highways. One more attribute of Marina Cars
is the large space. The car is suitable for families as it comes with ample luggage space. Furthermore, the air-conditioner of the car is very effective during hot weathers.Tata Marina Cons
Even though there are lots of positive features of Marina
but the car is not free from drawbacks. The car has noisy suspension and the transmission is not also so smooth. Some people do not find the interiors appealing. The car is also criticized for its poor ground clearance.Tata Marina ConclusionTata Indigo Marina
is a perfect blend of comfort and luxury and it has entered the segment of utility vehicles. The car is provided with various advanced features such as rear cabin lamp, spot reading lamp, HVAC system, aluminium gear shift knob and four spoke wheel. Apart from its interior features, the car is known in the market for its unique external design. In terms of mileage, Marina car
has got higher ranking. The mileage of the car in the city and on highways is extremely impressive. Overall, the car was a success for Tata but the company has stopped producing it.