Tata Indica eV2 Review
Tata Introduces EMAX model in fleet of Tata Indica
New Tata Indica eV2 launched at Rs 4.01 lakh
02 October, 2012 : Sighting the festival shimmer Tata Motors have revamped their beloved vehicle Tata Indica eV2 at the same time have made it truly affordable too. Tata Indica eV2 now comes at reduced price of Rs 23,000, which makes base model available at Rs 4.01 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) together with Rs 4.87 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for high end variant. Albeit the best part is the low-down payment that allows you drive home Tata Indica eV2 at just Rs 50,000. The fuel efficient diesel hatch with 25 kmpl now boasts new exteriors with stylish headlamps, chrome grille, sporty rear spoiler and solid look alloy wheels.
Moreover other advanced elements comprise of Auto-Drive Assist and Clutch-To-Start, which ensures smooth and hassle free driving experience. Available in diesel as well as petrol trim, the interiors witness the insertion of wooden finish at centre console, Bluetooth supported music player with USB interface, collapsible steering column and 60:40 rear seating.
Tata Indica eV2 Review by Expert
Tata Indica has proved to be a beneficial fruit for domestic car making company Tata Motors since its inception and has played an incredible role in establishing Tata’s name in hatchback segment of cars in Indian car market. Tata Indica can be undoubtedly considered as one of the successful cars launched by domestic car making company Tata Motors. The worth mentioning feature about Tata Indica eV2 is that it is designed completely according to requirements of Indian customers by keeping conditions of Indian roads in concern. As compared to other cars of hatchback segment Tata Indica provides sufficient space to passengers, thus making long journey a pleasant travel for passengers. Available in both diesel and newly launched CNG variants Tata Indica eV2 is one of the most fuel efficient cars in their specific segments. Where at one side diesel variant delivers an average of 20 kmpl in urban areas and 25 kmpl on highway. On the other side recently launched CNG is designed to deliver an average of 19.5 kmpl is urban area and 23.7 kmpl on highway. The diesel variant is available in four models which includes Tata Indica eV2 DLS BSIII, Tata Indica eV2 LS, Tata Indica V2 DLX BSIII and Tata Indica eV2eLX. Recently launched CNG variant codenamed as EMAX is available in two models Tata Indica V2 EMAX CNG GLS and Tata Indica V2 EMAX CNG GLX.
Tata Indica eV2 Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Tata Indica eV2 LS BSIII
|Tata Indica eV2 LS
|Tata Indica eV2 LX BSIII
|Tata Indica eV2 LX
|Tata Indica eV2 EMAX CNG GLS
|Tata Indica eV2 EMAX CNG GLX
From the above available information it can be said that in current scenario when prices of fuel are rising at jet dynamic speed, Tata Indica is the fuel efficient car available in Indian car market.
Tata Indica eV2 Models and Features
|Tata Indica eV2 LS BSIII
|Energized with 1.4 litre common rail CR4 diesel engine with displacement capacity of 1405cc, it develops the power of 70 PS at 4000 rpm and torque of 140 Nm at 1800 – 3000 rpm. The major features mounted in this model includes power steering, air conditioner, 2 way adjustable front seat headrests, operated tailgate opening, parcel shelf with safety like child safety lock on rear doors, 3 point ELR seatbelts for front seat passengers and motorized clear lens, rear view mirrors internally adjustable.
|Tata Indica eV2 LS
|Child safety lock located on rear doors, collapsible steering 3 point ELR seatbelts for front passengers, air conditioner, power steering, remotely operated fuel lid opening, parcel shelf and many more. The engine of this model has also displacement capacity of 1405cc.
|Tata Indica V2 LX BSIII
|This model is equipped with same 1.4 litre common rail CR4 diesel engine but it has displacement capacity of 13966cc. The fascinating features integrated in this model includes wooden garnished central console, fabric seats, front cabin lights, 4 spoke elegant steering wheel, magazine pockets at front door, alloy wheels, rear view mirror, body colored rear view mirrors at outside.
|Tata Indica eV2 LX
|This is the top end model in diesel variant which is blessed with all those features as mounted on all other models of diesel variant, followed by few other impressive features including body colored bumpers both rear and front, motorized clear lens, headlamps, clear lens side indicator lamps and many more.
|Tata Indica V2 EMAX CNG GLS
|This is the base variant of recently launched CNG variant of Tata Indica eV2 which is equipped with 1.2 litre bi-fuel engine with displacement capacity of 1193 cc, developing the power of 64.11 bhp at 5000 rpm and develops the torque of 90 Nm at 2700 rpm.
|Tata Indica V2 EMAX CNG GLX
|This the top end model launched in CNG variant which along with same technical features as mounted in base model includes additional features like steering, power windows both front and rear, air conditioners, high defined music system that supports connectivity with USB, Bluetooth and many more features.
Tata Indica eV2 Colors
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Tata Indica eV2 Engine, Power and Performance
Tata Indica eV2Pickup and Acceleration
The diesel variant is equipped with 1.4 litre 1405 cc engine with displacement capacity of 1396 cc. The five speed manual gearbox is designed to deliver better engine performance and accelerates the speed of 100 kmph in span of 22.4 seconds. The CNG variant is equipped with 1.2 litre four cylinder engine with displacement capacity of 1193 cc. It is also equipped with five speed manual gearbox which is helpful in delivering an impressive average of 23.7 kmpl on highway.
Tata Indica eV2/ V2 Interiors and Features
The all new Tata Indica is refreshing from almost every corner from the inside. Surprising new features like the extraordinary shadow beige interiors are astonishing and it seems, Tata has made the eV2 with a complete new design in mind. The craftsmanship is better and many new features have been inculcated in the genome of the new Indica eV2 and V2. Just as before, the dashboard is huge and wide but now with whole new set of AC vents that are well placed than before. Also, the overall styling and design of the appearance of the dash has also been improved making the new Indica much more desirable than the one before. There is ample of space as can be expected from Tata, a company that is already known for making big wheelers. Being a five seater, the car does true justice to the headroom and legroom both in the front and rear compartments of the cabin.
Towards the centre of the dash, lies the Single DIN audio/ CD/ Mp3/ FM player that looks magnificent with the wooden finish and outlines the middle with style. The Music system is well compatible with USB and AUX support that further refines the pleasure of carrying your favorite artists with you on long journeys. The centre console too has an excellent wooden finish providing an elegance of its own. The Instrument console with the tachometer looks fabulous and well illuminated. The Digital clock just above the dashboard looks great in style and the parcel tray is again something you might just look forward to. Adjustable head rests are very comfortable and there is no doubt that the seats are comfy too. The graphical fabric trims at the doors again add to the beauty of the interiors. Everything essential right from the arm rests to the leather wrapped gear knob looks good and full of utility.
The Steering and other driver controls are well placed and positioned to provide utmost comfort without fatigue even at longer hauls. The Inside Rear view mirror provides good visibility and comes handy all the time.
Tata Indica eV2/ V2 Exteriors and Features
Although the car has gone through a lot of transformation from inside but only a little looks different from the outer sights. The Exteriors of the car have a lot more similarity with the previous versions of the car but yes, a few very stylish details have been added to the looks in order to make it more attractive. The new features include a rear bumper and uniquely designed tail lamp cluster that gives a sporty and trendy appearance to the car. Although the front head lamps remain untouched, a chrome strip on the front grille with the Tata emblem at the centre somewhat makes the fascia look different and distinct. The aerodynamics of the car has been improved and as mentioned earlier, the sculpture of the car has been redefined with new side windings molded into the metal itself. The alloy wheels are broad and look very sporty. The overall finishing of the exteriors is good and looks neat and clean from all angles. Also stylish decals have been added to its sides near the front doors in order to give graphical design. Overall the car looks bold and a not too different from the previous version yet with a style that grabs attention.
Safety Features in Tata Indica eV2
Tata has made sure that the new Indica comes well packed and loaded with advanced safety features like ABS, child locks at rear doors and a collapsible steering column. Another important aspect here is the unique anti- submarine seats that promise optimum safety. Other features include headlamp leveling device, rear fog lamps, clutch to start mechanism and side intrusion beams on all four sides of the vehicle.
Tata Indica eV2 Driving and Handling
The all new Indica is easy and effortless in driving. The powerful engine gives a super boost of pickup and acceleration is smooth. The gear shift needs a bit of an effort but ultimately leads to satisfaction when you cross the 100 mark on the speedometer. The new Drive assist feature further improves the quality of drive. The clutch to start feature is excellent and is an innovative feature of the car. The front is well equipped with independent wishbone with McPherson strut type suspension with antiroll bar. The rear on the other hand has the independent semi- trailing arm with coil spring mounted on hydraulic shock absorbers. The suspension provides a firm grip on all sorts of terrains.
Tata Indica eV2 Stereo and Accessories
As already mentioned, the all new Tata Indica comes with an integrated single DIN CD/ Mp3/ FM Stereo system that includes a USB port and an Auxiliary input jack for music. Other features and accessories are accustomed and can be configured with respect to different variants of the car.
Tata Indica eV2 Conclusion
The all new Tata Indica eV2/ V2 is a cost efficient five seater that does justice to mileage and almost all expectations in the automobile world.
Tata Indica eV2 VariantsWrite Review
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13.1 kmpl (City)
19.7 kmpl (Highway)
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20 kmpl (City)
25 kmpl (Highway)
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13.1 kmpl (City)
19.7 kmpl (Highway)
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23.7 Kmpl (Highway)