Here's a 10-year-old Tata Indica from Kerala which has clocked more than 5.85 lakh kms. The car has achieved this amazing number without any sort of engine overhaul
Tata Indica was India’s first diesel-powered passenger small car. After its launch, the hatchback became highly popular in the country because of its spacious cabin and extremely fuel-efficient oil burner. The iconic Tata car is still owned by a few people around the country. Here is a 10-year-old Tata Indica from Kerala, which, as of August last year, has clocked a whopping 5.85 lakh km. The car owner has even received appreciation from a Tata dealership in Kerala for achieving this mean feat.
This Tata Indica DLS was registered back on 14th August 2009 and has done around 60,000 km every year on an average. According to the official records, the name of the owner is Vardharajan and he can also be seen in the picture above. Also, in the same image, one can see that the car appears to be in an immaculate condition, which indicates how well the owner has maintained his prized possession.
A post on group Vandibranthanmar by Abdul Basith says that the car has achieved 5.85 lakh km without any engine overhaul or rebuild. Diesel cars tend to have a longer running life than petrol vehicles if they are maintained properly. The exact details about the everyday usage of the car are not known at this moment, but it seems like that the car has covered a lot of distance on a daily basis.
The last car to retail under the 'Indica' nameplate was the Indica Vista, which was, basically, the second generation of the company's most affordable diesel car. It was offered in 5 different powertrain options-a 1.2-litre petrol, 1.4-litre DICOR diesel, 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel, 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre Quadrajet D90 diesel engine. Tata Indica Vista was first showcased at the 2006 Auto Expo in Pragati Maidan and was launched in 2008. Tata decided to launch the Vista in the Indian market after getting good response from the spectators. While it doesn't look like the Indica would ever return, the Tiago, which is currently the most affordable car in Tata's lineup, has managed to fill into the shoes of the original Indica.