Tata Indica eV2

  • Rs 4.12 - 5.13 lakhs
    Ex-showroom Price (Mumbai)
  • Petrol | Diesel
    Manual
    1396 cc | 1405 cc
  • MILEAGE
    City: 13 kmpl
    Highway: 15 kmpl
  • USER RATINGS
    3 star
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Latest on Tata Indica eV2: 09 October, 2012

Tata Motors, the South Asia's largest automobile manufacturer, has upped the ante in the domestic market by slashing the price of its Indica eV2 model by Rs. 23,000 along with the launch of a revamped version of the popular car on October 2, 2012. The eyebrow raising announcement came at a time when most of the Indian automotive operators were increasing the price of their cars. At present, the Tata Indica eV2 has diesel variants of Chevrolet Beat and Ford Figo as its direct adversaries in the Indian passenger car market.   Tata Motors to anchor its guard in the country by launching revamped Indica eV2   Due to the recent gloom in the Indian car market and the slackening sales figures, most of the car companies operating in the market were left with no option but to hike the price of their products.

Summary

Tata Indica eV2, a Hatchback has 6 versions available in India. Tata Indica eV2 has 2 Petrol cars and 4 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Tata Indica eV2 are Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Ford Figo and Hyundai i10. Tata Indica eV2 comes in 4 colours, namely, Jet Silver, Porcelain White, Sea Blue, Spanish Tan.

There’s no denying that the Tata Indica was a trendsetter, and is still among the top-selling Tata cars in India; though it’s more popular in the taxi market now. It was the first car to feature power windows and AC as standard features in its league.  Ever since its launch in 1998, the hatchback kept receiving cosmetic updates and facelifts, but now being 17-years old it looks very outdated. It was 2013 when the hatchback received its last update. It received new chrome strip at the rear end, turn indicators on the rear view mirrors, dual-tone interior and a few more updates. The Indica eV2 facelift is powered with the old 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 69bhp at 4, 000rpm with 140Nm between 1, 800rpm - 3, 000rpm. This engine has well-controlled NVH levels. The India eV2 is among the highly frugal Tata cars in India. With a 5-speed manual gearbox, it delivers a maximum mileage of 25.0kmpl. The performance and handling are slightly better than before, thanks to the improved gearshift and light clutch.

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Price

The various fuel trims in Tata Indica eV2 are priced differently. The Petrol trims are priced between Rs. 4,11,700/- to Rs. 4,39,815/-. The Diesel trims of Tata Indica eV2 start at Rs. 4,39,129/-.

Exterior

A few minor tweaks have been made to the car’s exterior. It gets new electrically operated ORVM (both sides), ORVM mounted side blinkers and rear chrome garnish. While features like clear leans headlamps, triple step chrome tip grille, body-colored outer door handles and bumpers and intermittent front wiper are carried over from the old model. It is assembled with 13-inches 155/80 R13 radial tyres. The hatchback is available in four color options - Spanish Tan, Sea Blue, Jet Silver and Porcelain White.

Interior

Inside, the car features a new bony black dashboard and four-spoke steering wheel, silver metallic centre console, partial fabric seats, silver-tip gear knob and new storage pockets with bottle holders. Other features on list are audio system with CD player/ USB/ Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning unit, accessory power outlet, adjustable seats, rear seat headrest etc. The updated version is as spacious and comfortable as the old one. The material quality is marginally improved, though it isn’t up to the mark.

Engine and Transmission

Power for the India eV2 facelift comes from the old 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine that develops a maximum power of 69bhp at 4, 000rpm, while yielding a peak torque of 140Nm between 1, 800rpm - 3, 000rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Performance and Handling

Powered with a 1.4-litre CR4 diesel powertrain, the Indica is capable to achieve 0-100kmph in 18 seconds, and a top speed of 137kmph. The engine is barely audible at low revs. It’s an easy to drive city car, though it performs well on the highways too. With light clutch and smooth gearbox, the hatchback pulls easily, and offers a decent handling. Though, the steering response isn’t precise. The car gets nervous at high speed, and ride gets bouncy.

Braking System

The stopping capability of the Indica eV2 is decent. It gets ventilated disc brakes at front axle and rear drum brakes. However, the brake pedal positioning is odd.

Mileage

The 1405 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 13 kmpl in city and 15 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 13 kmpl on urban roads and 15 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Safety Features

The hatchback offers basic safety features such as child safety lock on rear doors, 3 point ELR seatbelts for seat passengers, collapsible steering and high mounted stop lamp. While features such as central locking with remote, keyless entry, front and rear fog lamps and engine immobilizer are available only on the top-end LX variant.

Verdict

The Tata Indica eV2 facelift is a practical and fuel efficient car. It’s a perfect pick as a taxi, but isn’t good enough for personal driving purpose.

Competition

Tata Indica eV2 Vs Chevrolet Beat

The Tata Indica is certainly one of the most spacious and frugal cars in its league. It drives well, but ride quality isn’t upto the mark. It has basic comfort and safety features, and styling, too, is conventional. The Chevrolet Beat, on the other hand, looks very sporty and offers feature-rich interior. The driving dynamics and handling are superb. Though, its engine is slightly less powerful than the Indica eV2. 

Pros

  1. Outdated design
  2. Cabin space
  3. Fuel efficiency
  4. Ride quality

Cons

  1. Outdated design
  2. Mediocre dynamics


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Tata Indica eV2 Specifications

Note: Specifications for Indica eV2 LX BS4 (Diesel) have been mentioned

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES

  • Length: 3690 mm
  • Width: 1665 mm
  • Height: 1485 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2400 mm
  • Turning Radius: 4.9 m
  • Ground Clearance: 165 mm
  • Boot Space: 220 L
  • Fuel Capacity: 37 L
  • Seating Capacity: 5

PERFORMANCE

  • Displacement: 1396 cc
  • Peak Power: 69 BHP
    @4000 RPM
  • Peak Torque: 140 NM
    @1800 RPM

KEY FEATURES

  • Air Conditioner
  • Central locking
  • CD player
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Electrically Adjustable Mirrors

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