Tata Indica V2
Tata Indica V2
Tata Indica V2 India
Tata Indica V2 was the first car from the largest auto maker - Tata Motors in the passenger vehicle segment. Initially the car ran into rough whether owing to huge list of complaints from consumers about the car with regard to the power delivery or the mileage promised by the company. Taking heed of the consumer complaints, Tata Motors came back with a bang and launched the Indica V2 (version 2), which had all the right ingredients as per the tastes of the audience. The Tata Indica V2 went on to become one of the most sought after cars in the Indian automobile industry. Truly, the Tata Indica V2 with its affordable price tag, mileage, interior space and fully loaded features is the ‘More car per car’.
Tata Indica V2 Exteriors
There are no complicated designs associated with the exteriors and the car looks straightforward without much show off. The shabby design and uneven curves are a bit of setback to the Tata Indica V2 exteriors. The new Tata Indica V2 comes with attractive exteriors that include powerful fog lamps, rear spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp and chrome lining on grill and bonnet. The bonnet is strong enough to sort of glitches to resist foreign bodies. Its strong bonnet with body colored bumpers, aggressive front grille and large headlamps offer it a muscular front look. In fact it may be the ugly appearance, which has led Tata to launch the Indica Vista which has far more better looks compared to the Indica V2. Overall, the Indica V2 is specially designed to accommodate Indian families with great comfort.
Tata Indica V2 Engine
The Tata Indica V2 India comes with a 1.4 diesel engine which generates a peak power of 53.5 at 5500 and a torque of 85 NM at 2500 rpm. It has a displacement of 1396cc. The engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission.
Tata Indica V2 Interiors
On the inside, the Tata Indica V2 is not bad at all, but the use of plastics should have been done with better quality. The trump factor for the Indica is the ample space for the driver as well as the passenger. The passengers are in for a comfortable journey. The car is heavily practical with a wide range of storage places inside, like coin holder and pockets on either side of the driver’s seat. The passengers however have been short changed a bit on the storage space. However for a car that comes with a price tag of 4.30 lakh it seems to have delivered on all the facilities. The Indica was the first compact car that came with power windows and AC features that were only seen in the luxurious imported vehicles in earlier days.
Tata Indica V2 Safety Features
The Tata Indica V2 Safety features include Child Safety Locks, Passenger Side Rear View Mirrors, Halogen Headlamps, Rear Seat Belts, Side Impact Beams, Front Impact Beams and Adjustable Seats. The safety features in Tata Indica V2 are not fully loaded but it has a good build with a strong metal sheet outfit.
Tata Indica V2 Colors
Tata Indica V2 Ride and Handling
The Tata Indica V2 has emerged as one very composed and sure-footed of cars and is a lot better than its previous avatar which rolled like an oil tanker at the slightest of corners. The new model has successfully removed the under steer which is a lot more precise and directional. The car also has good bump dissolving capabilities and is quite comfortable. The front uses wishbone type, Independent suspension with Anti-roll Bar and McPherson struts. The rear gets an Independent, Semi trailing arm which has coil springs.
Tata Indica V2 Specifications
The Tata Indica V2 weighs 995 Kg with a length of 3690mm, Width of 1665mm and Height being 1485mm. The Tata Indica V2 has a ground clearance of 165mm. The car has a fuel tank capacity of 37 litres, and a large boot space of 220 litres.
Tata Indica V2 Ex-Showroom Price
The Tata Indica V2 is a great car for those who with a large family and low on budget. With a unique design, the car is also priced quite competitively. The Tata Indica V2 price starts from `3.60 lakhs to `4.56 lakhs.
Tata Indica V2 Models
The Tata Indica V2 comes in diesel variants and is BS3 compliant. The models are as follows:
Tata Indica V2 L: All features are same as the Xeta GL except for the Diesel fuel compliance with this variant.
Tata Indica V2 LE: All features are same as the Xeta GLE except for the Diesel fuel compliance with this variant.
Tata Indica V2 LS: Except for the Diesel fuel compliance, all the remaining features are same as the Xeta GLS with this variant.
Tata Indica V2 LX: All features are same as the eV2 Xeta GLX except for the diesel engine with this variant.
Tata Indica V2 Competitors
The Tata Indica V2 faces off directly against the likes of the Maruti Alto, Maruti Zen, Hyundai Santro Xing, and its own Tata Indica Vista.
Compare Tata Indica V2 with other Models
Tata Indica V2 vs Hyundai Santro Xing: The Tata Indica V2 has low ownership costs while the Hyundai Santro is a premium hatchback with higher costs. Both the cars have good interior space with Hyundai slightly pimpng the Indica in terms of the interior quality. In terms of the features, the Tata Indica V2 leads by a long list and delivers exceptional mileage in its class.
Tata Indica V2 vs Tata Indica Vista: The Tata Indica Vista was in fact born to cover up the mistakes of the Indica V2 and is considered as the strong competitor to the Tata Indica V2. The Vista is definitely a lot richer but also comes a higher price tag as well. The Indica Vista even shames the likes of the sedan class with its well mannered engine, excellent interior and exterior features along with good fuel efficiency.
Tata Indica V2 vs Maruti Zen: The Tata Indica V2 is actually inspired from the Zen and are a lot similar in many of the aspects like the ride and handling, interior space and comfort. The Maruti Zen however is defeated with a class leading mileage, fully loaded features and a huge range of variants to choose from. However, the Zen is a lot reliable and requires less maintenance.
Tata Indica V2 Awards
The Tata Indica V2 award list includes:
TNS TCS study (2006)
TNS TCS study (2004)
TNS TCS study (2005)
TNS TCS study (2003)
TNS TCS study (2003)
NFO Automotives inaugural 2002 India Total Customer (2002)
Tata Indica V2 Mileage
The 1396 cc diesel engine of the Tata Indica V2 delivers a mileage of 14 kmpl in the city and 18 kmpl on the highways.
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