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February 27, 2007 : Expert Review By Satish Kalepu

 Tata INDIGO XL

Tata presents the Tata Indigo 2007 model in the luxury car segment that marks is presence with a long lasting impression. Tata claims the long wheel Tata Indigo XL model to be India's first stretch limousine. It gives a new dimension to India for luxury, comfort, style and performance. Tata Indigo XL comes as a super brand in the Indian market backed by the prestigious India's own brand – Tata Group. It is the new sedan in the C-segment of the car market in India. C-class car segment in India has witnessed remarkable growth in past few years. Tata Indigo has been pampering customers of this segment since its launch in the year 2002.

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Tata had launched the car with a tag line of "Spoil Yourself". All its ads and promotions carried the prime feature of more leg space and more comfort. It offered the luxuries of D-segment that has been unaddressed by its competitors then like Sienna, Ikon, Accent, Corsa or Esteem. Its branding gave the impression of business class experience at an affordable price. Since the beginning, Tata Indigo has not viewed itself in context to its competitors but has been offering more than that. The new model carries the same motto with its launch.

The Tata Indigo XL surprised everyone in 2007 as the first stretch limousine in the premium segment. The longer wheel base offered more leg room to the rear passenger which is not available even in the E- class sedans. The comfort and accessories offered by Tata Indigo XL 2007 model created a buzz in the market as value for money car.

The new model is available in four colors – Arctic Silver, Carbon Black, Royal Burgundy and Ivory White. Body colored with chrome strip door rub rails and the front and rear bumper are colored with decorative black strip. It has dual chamber head lamps with multi reflector and new style of tails lamps. The rear plate and satin painted front grill come with chrome surround and the trunk is grim tarnish. Front fog lights are available with a rear window defogger. It also has a power adjustable an exterior rear view mirror, allow wheels with wheel cover, power antenna and tinted glass. 

Interiors are laden with beige rexine insert door pads and gradual dimming of roof light. It prides itself with a new look a/c fascia with stylized wooden surface and coolant temperature indicator. There is a separate air conditioner for the rear passenger rather than strategically present a/c vents. The well designed interiors compliment the comfort and luxury by a leather seats and leather steering wheel, glove compartment with a chiller box, digital clock, heater, digital odometer, call handling and volume adjustment and voice tag activation.

Tata Indigo

The car speaks of comfort and convenience in its own style. The list of goodies is unimaginably never-ending. It allows hand free communication with a car phone with mobile and handset elegantly complimented by a bluetooth. The seats are mounted with LCD screens and utility trays available behind the seats. But the most promising feature is that the seats are adjustable six-way for the driver and front passenger. The 2007 model comes with power steering with front and rear power windows. Rear seat has a reading lamp and center arm rest. Remote trunk opener and fuel opener are available. The basic features of luxury cars are also available viz., low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, trunk light, rear a/c vents and seat lumbar support.

The car come with all safety control and safety support measures such as central locking, power door locks, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, rear seat belts and seat belt warnings. The 2007 model allows keyless entry and had a centrally mounted fuel tank.

The new luxury model comes with a one and half year warranty and is fully laden with all entertainment gears such as DVD Player, AM/FM Radio, Audio system with remote control and front and rear speakers.

The new model also witnesses improvements in the power generation section. It has a new in-line engine that gives 1396cc displacement and features a twin-cam 16 valve head. It offers better driving ability with new variable geometry turbocharger and produces maximum power of 101@6100PS@ rpm and maximum torque of 12@3500 kgm @rpm. The new Tata Indigo XL 2007 model has a manual transmission with 5 speed gear box. The front and rear suspension is independent McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar front and rear suspension springs.

What makes the new Tata Indigo XL stand out is the amount of luxury features offered which are not available in its contemporaries from the foreign land. This Tata car is truly value for money car which is explicitly stated by Tata official themselves as, "The Indigo XL model comes with features to those whom it was denied". Very True!

The new Tata Indigo XL is truly meant for those who can do away with engine refinement but ask for more feel-good factors.Tata have once again truly designed a car to really "Spoil Yourself."

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