ON ROAD PRICERs. 3,49,000 – Rs. 4,31,000
* Mumbai. May vary.
Car Body Type:Hatchback
VERDICT -FOR: Affordable Cheap spares
Poor build quality
Displacement: 1193cc, MPFI Engine Type:Petrol
Maximum Power:65.3 Bhp @ 5000 rpm
Maximum Torque:99.8 Nm @ 2700 rpm
Tyre Size:155/80 R13
Suspension:Independent Wishbone, Semi-trailing Arm
Steering:No Power Steering
Brakes:Front Disk, Rear Drum
Ground Clearance:165.00 mm
Kerb Weight:980.00 kgs.
Driver Seat Adjustment:Manual
Cubic Capacity 1405 cc
Max. Power 70 PS @ 4800rpm
Max. Torque 12.4 kgm @ 2600 rpm
Kerb Weight 995 kg
Design and Interiors
Tata Indica V2 XETA sports a C-pillar body. The car has an impressive chrome front grille and eye-shaped headlamps. The body-build is fit for the Indian roads. All the variants have body colored bumpers, mirrors, and wheel flares. Five passengers can sit comfortably in the car. The compact car comes with a roomy cabin.
The electronic instrument cluster has classy look, with two trip meters equipped with light intensity controls. The car is supplemented with spot lamps, lamp in luggage compartment, front door map pocket, and all-doors operated cabin lamp. For increasing cargo space, one can fold the rear seats. Quality material has been employed to bedeck the interior of the car, which imparts it a classy look. Hard work done to design the interior of the car is obvious when one enters it.
Variants and Price
The car is available in GL, GLE, GLS, GLG, and GLX variants. It can be bought in the price tag of Rs 2.8 lakhs to Rs 3.9 lakhs.
A 1405cc, 32-bit microprocessor-controlled fuel injected petrol engine has been fitted on the car. The engine delivers a power of 70 PS @ 4800 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.4 kgm @ 2600 rpm. The optimum power output for GL, GLE, GLS, GLG variants is 65.3 PS @ 5000-5200 rpm and the torque is 10.2 kgm @ 2600 rpm.
Safety features of Indica V2 XETA include child safety locks on rear doors, anti-submarine seats, headlamp leveler, provision for rear fog lamps, rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamp, side intrusion beam, and collapsible steering column.
Type 475 SI Multi Point Fuel Injection System with 32-bit microprocessor
No.of Cylinders 4 inline
Piston Displacement 1396 cc
Maximum Output 70 PS @ 4800 rpm
Maximum Torque 12.4 kgm @ 2600 rpm
All variants 995 kg
Type Rack and pinion
Turning radious 4.9 m
Type 5 forward, 1 reverse
Front Suspension Independent, Wish Bone type with Mcpherson strut, Antiroll Bar
Rear Suspension Independent, Semi trailing arm with coil spring mounted on hydraulic shock absorbers
Type Dual Circuit, diagonally split, vaccum assisted with PCR valves
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Tyre Size 165 x 65 R 13
Capacity 37 litres
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Length 3675 mm
Width 1665 mm
Height 1485 mm
Tata Motors Limited one of the primary players in the passenger car segment, launched Indica in December 1998. Within a week of its launch it crossed one lakh bookings and rose up to be the number one car in the passenger category. Though touted as an indigenous car, the outer body was designed by an Italian automobile design house I.DE.A (Institute of Development in Automobile Engineering). Initial customer feedback on mileage and efficiency aspects led to re-engineered versions of Indica in the form of Indica V1 and later Indica V2. Though the diesel version of Indica was widely popular, the petrol version – Indica Petrol V2 MPFI wasn’t a success. Tata Motors wanted to relinquish the image of a diesel carmaker and launched Indica V2 Xeta in January 2006 as an effort to firmly establish its brand in the customers mind as a viable petrol option. XETA is the acronym for “eXtra fuel Efficiency, Torque Advantage” engine. The company claims that the XETA was launched with a vision of providing the customer fuel efficiency at an affordable price.
Engine : The GLX version sports a 1405cc engine with a 32 bit microprocessor controlled multi point fuel injection, delivers a power output of 70PS at 4800rpm and a fuel efficiency of 14kmpl under standard test conditions. It has two electronic control units connected in master slave configuration and has a maximum torque output of 12.4 kgm at 2600rpm.
Exteriors : The premium hatchback spans 3.7m in length and 1.7m in width, with a kerb weight of around 995kgs which is around 200kgs more than its competitors. The car is sturdy and sports body colored bumpers, flared wheels, chrome front grille, tinted wind shield and eye shaped headlamps.
Interiors : The car has beautiful beige interiors with spot lamps; all doors operated cabin lamp, stylish seats, tachometer and digital trip meter. The front two seats are comfortable and roomy while the rear seat has ample legroom for cozy long distance drives.
Safety : The safety features include collapsible steering column, child safety locks for the rear doors, spoiler with stop lamps, antisubmarine seats and fog lamps.
Dual Fuel Model : The dual fuel version, Indica V2 XETA LPG starts on petrol and switches over to LPG thereby reducing the carbon- di- oxide emission by10 percent and delivering high fuel efficiency. The transition from petrol to LPG is quite smooth.
Variants : There are three petrol versions GL- without AC, GLE- with AC and GLS – with AC and power steering, and two LPG versions – GLE and GLS versions only. The GLG and GLX variants are equipped with AC and heater.
Colors : The car is available in Salsa Red, Amazon Blue, Pastel Green, Cavern Grey, Carbon Black, Arizona Ochre, Arctic Silver and Mint White.