Tata Indica is the first truly Indian car and is equipped with 1400 cc engine.

Tata Indica

Tata Indica
Indica is regarded as Tata Motors� first indigenously designed passenger car. The compact hatchback car drew the attention of car enthusiasts right with its launch. Having lot of space and affordable, middle class Indian families loved to own it. The hatchback has been one of the most popular cars in India for it is tailormade for Indian conditions. One can move along smooth highways, as well as slow moving traffic.

Design and Interior
The car has features like block shock absorbers, easy shift gears, a smooth ride suspension, a super drive engine and wide tread tyres. The tea-drop headlights and bison tail lamps are its striking features. Tata Indica comes with attractive exteriors which include powerful fog lamps, rear spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp and chrome lining on grill and bonnet.

The vehicle accommodates five people comfortably. The car boasts spacious interiors. It is the first compact car to offer air conditioning and electric windows in India. Its rear seats of this vehicle are fully foldable, providing space for extra luggage.

Variants and Price
The car is available in petrol and diesel versions. The price tag begins at approx Rs 3.3 lakhs.

The 1.4L diesel engine of the car produces a power of 54.2 hp @ 5000 rpm and 85.0 Nm of torque @ 2500 rpm. The petrol engine (1.4L) of the vehicle delivers a maximum power of 60.8 hp @ 5000 rpm and a torque of 105.0 Nm @ 2500 rpm.

For safety, the car has been equipped with driver/passenger seat belt warning and door open warning. It also has side-impact beams, rigid monochrome frame and child safety locks to ensure a safe and secured drive. The car has disc front and drum rear brakes which can bring car to a rapid halt. Rack & Pinion makes it easy for the driver to control the car.

Specifications of Tata Indica V2

Type 475 IDI with Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU)
No. of cylinders 4 inline
Piston Displacement 1405 cc
Maximum Power 53.5 PS @ 5500 rpm
Maximum Torque 85 Nm @ 2500 rpm
Compression Ratio 22:1
Front Independent, Wish Bone type, with McPherson strut, Antiroll Bar
Rear Independent,Semi trailing arm with coil spring mounted on hydraulic shock absorbers
Type Rack and pinion
Turning Radius 4.9 m
Type Dual circuit, diagonally split, vacuum assisted, with PCR Valves
Front Ventilated disc
Rear Drum
Tyres & Wheels
Type Radial
Size 165 x 65 R13
Capacity Five
Kerb Weight (kg) 995
Fuel Tank
Capacity 37 litres
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Length 3675 mm
Height 1485 mm
Width 1665 mm

Features of Tata Indica V2

Body Coloured Bumpers -
Body Coloured ORVMs, Door Handles - - -
Chrome Surround Centre Grille
Chrome-plated Strip on Hood
Clear Lens Head Lamps
Clear Lens Side Repeater Lamps
Clear Lens Tail Lamps
Door Rub Rails -
Wheel Arch Flairs & Sill Valence Covers Grey Body Colour Body Colour Body Colour
Wheel Covers - Half Half Full

4 spoke steering wheel -
All Four door operated cabin lamp
Door Trims with Fabric Inserts - -
Fabric lined seats Partial Partial Partial Full
Internal Antenna
Internally adjustable Outer Rear View Mirror Driver`s Side Driver`s Side Both Sides Driver`s side
Lamp in Luggage Compartment
Leather wrapped Steering Wheel - - -
Moulded Roof Lining & Door Trims
Parcel shelf
Premium seat fabric and carpet - - -
Rear seat back rest
Spot (reading) lamps
Utility Tray with Coin Holder

Adjustable Head Rests on Rear Seats - - -
Air Conditioning System - -
Central Locking - -
Cup Holders in Glove Compartment
Delayed turn-off of roof lamp - -
Digital Clock
Electronic instrument cluster with Digital
Odometer & 2 Trip Meters with Light
Intensity control
Black Black Black Black with Al. finish rings
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning - -
Low Fuel & High Engine Temp. warning lamps
Lux. Floor Console with provision - -
Power Steering -
Power Windows - - Front Front & Rear
Rear Demister - -
Rear Wiper with wash/wipe - - -
Remote Release of Fuel Lid Latch & Tailgate Latch
Std. Floor Console with provision - -
Tinted Windshield, door and tailgate glass
Variable Intermittent type Wiper

/ Key-in door open - -
/ Key-out head lamps on & door open - -
Anti-Submarine Seats
Antiglare inner rear view mirror - - -
Audio Warnings-Key-in belt not fastened - - -
Child Safety locks on Rear Doors
Collapsible Steering Column
Front Fog Lamps - -
High Mounted Stop Lamp
Provision for Rear Fog Lamps
Side intrusion beam on all 4 doors