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.

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Tata Indica

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.

Tata Indica

Technical Specifications

  Tata Indica
Engine Type 475 IDI with Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU)
Displacement (cc) 1405
No. of cylinders 4
Valve Mechanism -
Maximum power 53.5 PS @ 5500 rpm
Maximum torque 85 Nm @ 2500 rpm
Transmission -
Fuel Type -
Bore -
Stroke -


Dimensions (MM)
  Tata Indica
WIDTH 1665
Wheelbase (mm) 2400
Seating Capacity 5 Person
Mileage (City) -

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
Gears 5
Fuel tank 37 (liter)

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