Tata Indigo, a mid-sized sedan, blends style, comfort and safety. This review will explore the features & specifications of Tata Indigo petrol GLE, GLS & GLX, Indigo Diesel LX & LS.

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Tata Indigo

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Tata Indigo is a mid-sized sedan indigenously manufactured in India. Launched by Tata Motors India Limited in 2002, the sub-compact car is best thought of as a sedan version of the popular hatchback - Indica. The car is adorned with state-of-the-art features, offering luxury, comfort, and safety with international standards. The highlights of this competitively priced car are its plush and spacious interiors and attractive exteriors. Tata Indigo is available in both, petrol and diesel models.

The petrol variants of Tata Indigo are powered by 1396 cc MPFI engine with 32-bit microprocessor, which pumps out a power of 85 PS @ 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 122 Nm @ 3500 rpm. On the other hand are the diesel variants of the automobile, equipped with a 32-bit microprocessor based 1396 cc DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) 16-valve engine, delivering a maximum output of 70 PS @ 4000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 1800-3000 rpm. The engine of diesel-driven Indigo comes with Dual Over Head Camshafts and a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).

Design And Comfort
The simplistic and contemporary design of Tata Indigo stands up to the expectations of the average Indian buyer. The car is adorned by dual beam headlamps and top-down tail lamps. The front grille, with chrome surround, looks trendy. Adding to the overall appeal of the vehicle is its new body-colored front and rear bumpers. Tata Indigo provides a comfortable ride to five people.

The luxurious interiors of Tata Indigo are spacious, with ample storage space in the back. The fabric lining on seats looks classy, while the electronic instrument cluster integrated on the dash comes equipped with engine RPM meter. The cabin also consists of a spot lamp. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system in the cabin of the car provides uniform cooling.

Ride And Handling
The long wheelbase of Tata Indigo offers a comfortable ride for its occupants. Built on a steel monocoque frame, the automobile has passed European standards of full frontal and offset frontal crash tests, assuring a safe ride for its occupants.
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Tata Indigo is fully loaded with advanced safety features, including Child safety locks on rear doors, anti-submarine front seats and collapsible steering. The GLX (petrol) and LX (TDI/DiCOR) variants of the car are equipped with Audio warning signal for driver's seat belt and rear defogger as well.

Tata Indigo Price, Variants And Color
Tata Indigo is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variants of the car are GLE, GLS, and GLX, whereas the diesel versions come in two models - including LX and LS. The price of Tata Indigo ranges from Rs 4.75 lacs to Rs 5.90 lacs (approx). The car is available in a number of colors, including Carbon Black, Arctic Silver, Mint White, Sunrise Pearl, and Starry Grey.

Tata Indigo Mileage
As a subcompact sedan with manual transmission, Tata Indigo delivers a mileage of 11-14 kmpl on its petrol versions and 13-16 kmpl on its diesel variants.

Technical Specifications of Tata Indigo
Model Tata Indigo
Body Type Mid-sized sedan
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 42 Litres
Length 4176 mm
Width 1620 mm
Height 1540 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.0 m
Kerb Weight 1155 kg
Type MPFI engine with 32-Bit Microprocessor (Petrol) 32-bit microprocessor based DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) 16-valve (Diesel)
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1396 cc
Transmission Manual
Max. Power 85 PS @ 5500 rpm (Petrol) 70 PS @ 4000 rpm (Diesel)
Max. Torque 122 Nm @ 3500 rpm (Petrol) 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 rpm (Diesel)
Front Suspension Independent McPherson strut with anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Independent 3-link McPherson strut with anti-roll bar
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Rack and pinion type with collapsible steering col
Tyre Size 175/65 R14

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