Tata Indica V2
Tata Indica V2 gained popularity as a family car. The first passenger car from the Tata Motors (TML) Stables, Tata Indica initially attracted complaints from various users about the inability of the car to deliver the promised power and mileage. TML then re-engineered the car to launch the Tata Indica V2 (or version 2) in the B+ segment, with a new motto, “More car per car”, making a great comeback as the most successful diesel hatchback in its segment. The V2 addressed all the problems faced by the earlier version and emerged as one of the most popular and sought after cars in the history of automobiles in India. The car is priced at Rs3.60 to Rs4.96 lakhs in India.
Tata Indica V2 Choice of Colours and Variants
Tata Indica V2 is available in Mint White, Arctic Silver, Carbon Black, Salsa Red and Odyssey Blue, Pastel Green, Satin Glow, Cavern Grey, Apple Green, Burgundy Royal and Neo Orange shades.
Tata Indica V2 is available in three versions with the same engine and transmission options. The three versions are Tata Indica V2 L, Tata Indica V2 LE, Tata Indica V2 LX and Tata Indica V2 LS.
Tata Indica V2 Powertrain and Performance
Tata Indica V2 is equipped with 32 bit microprocessors and sports sensors along with knock control sensors which contribute to very good fuel efficiency. The car is powered by a 1.4 Litre 1396 cc MPFI diesel engine with SOHC valvetrain which can develop a maximum power of 54 bhp @ 5500 rpm. Maximum torque of 85 Nm is produced at 2500 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. Tata Indica V2 can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 22.39 seconds. The hatchback gives an overall mileage of 14 kmpl, contributing to a fuel economy of 13 kmpl on the city roads and 17 kmpl on the highways.
The 1.4 Litre IDI Turbo 1-4 litre MPFI diesel 1405 cc engine generates 70 bhp @ 4500 rpm. Maximum torque of 135 Nm is generated at 2500 rpm. The version gives an overall mileage of 19 kmpl, contributing to a fuel economy of 17 kmpl on the city roads and 21 kmpl on the highways.
Tata Indica V2 Exteriors
Tata Indica V2 has been endowed with impressive exteriors and a rugged quality to conquer the pot holes on numerous Indian roads. All the different versions of the car are endowed with sturdy body coloured bumpers which further enhance the good looks of the hatchback. The car features an aggressive front grille and huge headlamps which contribute to a muscular appearance. Other noteworthy features of the Indica V2 include new clear lens headlamps, new clear lens tail lamps, clear lens side repeater lamps, wheel arch flares with sill valence covers and chrome plated strip on the hood. Tata Motors Ltd has endowed the new car with new stylish front grille with a chrome strip, half wheel covers, door rub rails and ORVMs. The Indica V2 has been described as one which has the size of a Zen and the internal dimensions of an Ambassador at the price of a Maruti Alto.
Tata Indica V2 Interiors
Tata Indica V2 has been designed with spacious and roomy interiors which are ideal for large Indian families. The car is packed with a host of advanced functions to enhance the driving experience and comfort levels. The features of the hatchback include power steering, air conditioning, tinted windshield, door and tailgate glass, a new electronic instrument cluster with digital odometer and two trip meters with light intensity control, tacho meter, low fuel and high engine temperature warning lamps. Other features include a digital clock, cup holders in the glove compartment, variable intermittent variety of wiper, remote opener for the fuel lid and tailgate latch. The car has a standard floor console which allows one to charge mobiles and light cigars. The new Indica V2 provides for other accessories including car spoilers, roof rails, carpets and mats neck rests, parking aids, back seat organizers and others for an extra cost.
Tata Indica V2 Safety Features
The new Indica V2 is quite a safe car with lots of precautions to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. The features include child safety locks, anti-submarine seats, collapsible steering column, side intrusion beam on all the four doors, provision for rear fog lamps and head lamp leveler amongst others.
Tata Indica V2 Reviews
Most of the users of the Indica V2 have been pleased with the stylish appearance, fuel efficiency, especially of the diesel version, safety and convenience and tyre design. Indica V2 has been picked up as one of the most fuel efficient hatchback in its class currently. The car also rates high on the comfort and pickup parameters.
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