Tata Indica Vista Launched!

The second generation Tata Indica was revealed today! A very prestigious time to reveal the 2nd generation Indica as this year 2008 is the anniversary year of the Indica, which was first launched in 1998. The 2nd generation Indica, said by Tata will be a great change from the current Indica in areas of style, space, comfort, engine and refinement!

Lets get to know the engines properly – 3 engines are available. 2 Diesels and 1 Petrol.

  1. The 1.2L Safire MPFI petrol engine produces 65bhp @ 5500 rpm and torque of 96Nm @ 3000 rpm. The Safire has a continuous variable cam phaser (CVCP) for improved drivability and fuel economy and a drive by wire technology for accelerator pedal control.
  2. The 1.3L Quadrajet Common Rail Diesel engine develops a healthy 75bhp @ 4000 rpm. The Quadrajet operates at 1400 bar with 4 injections per cycle and delivers a high torque of 190Nm @ 1750 rpm over a flatter speed range for better city driving.
  3. The existing 1.4L Turbocharged intercooled TDi engine is also available which is further tweaked and refined. It produces 71 bhp @ 4500 rpm and torque of 135Nm. The gearbox will be changed from the current one to a new smooth shift gearbox.

The new Indica will come with a 24 month, 75000km warranty (which ever occurs first), which can be further extended to another 2-year warranty. It will also be available in 7 colours – Gala Red, Solar Orange, Cavern Gray, Marine Silver, Arctic Silver, Noble Blue and Infinity Black.

The Indica’s front has changed drastically mainly due to the swiped back peugeot-like headlights. Though the rear tell you properly that it is still an Indica. The interiors too have been taken care of and this time its a dual-tone cabin which includes beige and grey. Black instead of grey would have been great.

Some of the features in the new Indica Vista:

  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat.
  • tilt-adjustable steering wheel
  • Power windows
  • Under seat storage unit
  • Huge glove box that can fit a laptop
  • 14″ tubeless tyres
  • 60:40 rear flip and fold seat
  • Digital display that shows how much Distance you traveled
  • 2 DIN CD system with USB port
  • New twist beam suspension
  • Gas filled shock absorbers

The existing Indica will continue to exist with a rationalised portfolio – the lower versions of the 1.2L Xeta and the 1.4L naturally aspirated IDI diesel and one version each of the DICOR and TCIC diesel, the latter being available with ABS and Airbags. Between the existing Indica V2 and new Indica Vista range, customers will have a choice at every step of the Rs 2.6 lakhsRs 4.88 lakhs price range.

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