Tata Indica EV2 promises to attract the hatchback buyers of India, with better mileage. Learn about the price, specifications and features of Tata Indica EV2 cars in India, in this review.

Cars in India: Tata Motors: Tata Indica eV2

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Tata Indica eV2

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Tata Indica eV2, the latest entrant among the passenger cars of Tata Motors, promises to become a sigh of relief for the Indian consumers, who have to empty their pockets to buy fuel for their vehicles. With a mileage of 25 kmpl, EV2 claims to be the most fuel efficient vehicle among the hatchback cars in India. Tata Motors announced the launch of EV2 hatchback in March 2011, at a starting price ranging from Rs 2.95 lakh to Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The CR4 common rail diesel engine of Indica EV2 is claimed to have resulted in increase in power, torque as well as fuel efficiency.

Engine
The 1396cc CR4 diesel engine of Tata Indica EV2 churns out maximum power of 70 PS at 4000 rpm, with a peak torque of 140 Nm at 1800-3000 rpm. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual gear box. Indica EV2 promises to be the advanced version of its predecessors. The engine is compliant with BS4 emission norms.

Design And Comfort
Although Tata Indica EV2 appears similar to its predecessor 'V2', there are some improvements in design of the car, which refresh its looks. Chrome plated radiator grille, sports-shaped headlamps and motorized clear lens headlamps are the improvements that make EV2 jazzy. Top variants of the budget car offer body colored bumpers and rear view mirrors, which together make Indica EV2 the common man's luxury.

Interiors
Tata Indica eV2 flaunts beige luxury interiors with wood finish center console. The center console is bedecked with music system with Bluetooth, USB Port and Aux Input. The fabric seats of the car offer a very comfy journey for a family of five. To add to the finishing touch, EV2 is equipped with 4-spoke steering wheel.

Ride And Handling
Tata Indica EV2 comes with the unique 'clutch-to-start' feature, which ensures that one cannot crank the engine unless the clutch is fully engaged. This reduces the risk of re-crank, if the engine is on. With auto-drive assist, EV2 ensures that climbing steep gradients is effortless. The engine would not stall, even if the foot is completely taken off the clutch pedal. The Auto-Drive Assist of Indica EV2 won't stall the engine while you are climbing up a gradient, even if you have taken your foot completely off the clutch in order to press the accelerator.
Tata Indica eV2 Photos
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Safety
The advanced safety features of Tata Indica eV2 ensure that you have the most comfortable ride that could be offered by a hatchback. The automobile comes equipped with child safety lock (on rear doors), front and rear fog lamps, 3-point ELR seat belts (for front seat and rear side passengers). Remote central locking, collapsible steering, rear and front fog lamps and high-mounted stop lamps are the features that add to the safety of the hatchback.

Tata Indica eV2 Price, Variants And Color
Tata Indica eV2 is available in three different variants, namely L, LE and LS. Five dazzling colors - Neo Orange, Mint White, Apple Green, Arctic Silver and Burgundy Royal - are on offer for the three stylish variants of Tata Indica EV2. The car comes with a price tag ranging from Rs 2.95 lakh to Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Indica eV2 Mileage
As one of the most fuel efficient cars, Tata Indica eV2 diesel model oozes out a mileage of 22-24 km/l.

Technical Specifications of Tata Indica eV2
Overview
Model Indica EV2
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 37 L
Dimensions
Length 3690 mm
Width 1665 mm
Height 1485 mm
Wheelbase N/A
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Minimum Turning Radius N/A
Weight
Kerb Weight 1080 KG
Engine
Type Common Rail CR4
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1396 cc
Transmission 5-Speed, Manual
Max. Power 70 PS @ 4000 rpm
Max. Torque 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 rpm
Suspension
Front Suspension Independent, Wishbone type with McPherson Strut, Antiroll Bar
Rear Suspension Independent, Semi-Trailing Arm with Coil Spring Mounted on Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Brake
Front Disk
Rear Drum
Steering Type Drum
Tyre Size 165/65 R14

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