Contrary to popular belief, the car was not designed entirely in India. The outer body styling was done by an Italian design house called I.DE.A Institute, under contract from Tata Motors, with heavy interaction with Tata's in-house design team. The engine, however, was indigenous.
Tata Indica is the first truly Indian car. It is the manifestation of the vision of Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Motors, who dreamt to build a car with the Zen's size, the Ambassador's internal dimensions, the price of a Maruti 800 and with the running cost of diesel. Now, renamed as Tata Indica V2, the car is available four variants - DLX, DLG, DLS, and DLE. Indica V2 is equipped with 1400 cc engine that is unmatched in its class and it combines state-of-the-art technology with features like block shock absorbers, easy shift gears, a smooth ride suspension, a super drive engine and wide tread tyres.
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine Type||475 IDI with Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU)|
|No. of cylinders||4|
|Maximum power||53.5 PS @ 5500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||85 Nm @ 2500 rpm|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|Steering Type||Rack and pinion|
|Front||Independent, Wish Bone type, with McPherson strut, Antiroll Bar|
|Rear||Independent,Semi trailing arm with coil spring mounted on hydraulic shock absorbers|
|Fuel tank||37 (liter)|