Tata Indica is a successful diesel hatchback by the Indian auto maker Tata Motors. It is popular with taxi operators also. Tata Indica has overall length of 3675 mm, overall width of 1665 mm and overall height of 1485 mm. The car with ground clearance of 170 mm has boot space of 217 liter, and ker... More

Tata Indica is a successful diesel hatchback by the Indian auto maker Tata Motors. It is popular with taxi operators also. Tata Indica has overall length of 3675 mm, overall width of 1665 mm and overall height of 1485 mm. The car with ground clearance of 170 mm has boot space of 217 liter, and kerb weight of 995 kg. The 5-door car can sit 5 persons. The 1405 cc engine of the car delivers maximum power of 53PS@5500rpm and the maximum torque of 85Nm @2500rpm. The engine of the car has 4 cylinders and 2 valves per cylinder.

The car with fuel tank capacity of 37 liter delivers the maximum speed of 135 km/hour km/hour. Tata Indica offers 17.2 km/liter mileage on high ways, 13.6 km/liter on city roads and overall it offers the mileage of 13.6 km/liter. The car has front brakes of ventilated disc and rear brakes of drum. Tata Indica V2 DLS BSIII has various features standard in its segment of cars. These include air conditioner, power steering, cup holders, folding rear-seat, remote boot/fuel-lid, tachometer and child safety locks.

The car is available in various colors like arctic silver, mint white, carbon black, salsa red, arizona ochre, cavern grey and amazon blue. Currently there are two versions of Tata Indica available for sale in the Indian market. These are Tata Indica V2 DLE BSIII and Tata Indica V2 DLS BSIII. Tata Indica V2 DLE BSIII is sold at around 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) while Tata Indica V2 DLS BSIII is sold at around Rs. Rs. 3.7 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Tata Motors keeps launching new variants of Indica to keep the interest of the buyers intact in the car. The company launched Indica Vista in August 2008. The car is 3.8 m long and 1.7 m wide. It also has more interior space than Indica. According to some reports, Tata Motors is considering to launch electric version of Indica in 2011.

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Diesel Variants
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Tata Indica eV2 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3690 mm
Overall Width 1665 mm
Overall Height 1485 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Torque 140Nm @1800-3000rpm
Displacement 1396 cc
Power 70PS @4000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

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Tata Indica eV2 Features

Tata Indica eV2 LS LS BS-III LX BS-III LX emax GLS emax GLX
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Tata Indica eV2 Colors

  • Burgundy Royal
  • Arctic Silver
  • Apple Green
  • Mint White
  • Neo Orange

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Interiors Details

Boot space

The seats of this car at the rear can also be folded as per the requirements of the passengers . It also hs the 6040split seat for more luggage space.


the speedometer is average looking and it also has a tachometer at the side of it.

Gear lever

The gear lever is well fitted and well within the reach of the driver.

Cup holders

Ev2 has no cup holders inside the car.


Ev2 does have well fitted glove box in the dashboard and it is quite spacious.

Audio system

Bluetooth-enabled music system and USB port which provides descent sound quality.

Air Conditioner

The air conditioner of the Indica Ev2 works pretty well.

Arm rests

There is no arm rest in the car.

Air vents

Indica Ev2 has quite a number of air vents in the front dashboard and supplies descent amount of air inside the car.


The seats are pretty comfortable and spacious.

Leg room

Indica Ev2 has about 1120940mm of leg room space which is quite descent.

Knee room

Indica Ev2 has about 760550mm of knee room space.

Shoulder space

Indica Ev2 has 1340mm of shoulder space which means tall people can also fit in with ease.

Head room

Indica Ev2 880mm of headroom space in the car.

Steering wheel

Power Assisted Rack and Pinion HydraulicMechanical (LLEGLGLE) and 4-spoke collapsible steering wheel.

Power windows

Ev2 has option for all pwer windows in the car.

Keyless entry

Indica eV2 has keyless entry in the car.

Driver information display

The driver information display is not that special except few important details taht are necessary for the driver.



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Exteriors Details

Front design

the front design of the Indica Ev2 has remained unchanged the same big headlamps are there only the Fog lamp integrated body coloured bumpers are added to give it a sporty look.

Rear design

A new tail-light cluster and rear bumper enhances the rear design of the car.

Side profile

some new decails and graphics are added to the side to make it attractive rest everything remainms the same just like the old Indica.

Ground Clearance

Indica EV2 has ground clearance of Ground Clearance 165mm.


EV2 has body coloured bumper which enhances the sporty look of the car.

Head lamps

It has same headlamps nothing has changed from the past Indica.

Tail lamps

The signature Indica marked tall tail lamp is still there in all the variants of the Indica.

Fog lamps

Fog lamps are mounted on the front bumpers of the eV2.


The tyre otions for Indica Ev2 are as follows INDICA V2 has Radial 16565 R13, INDICA eV2 has Radial16565 R14(LX),15580 R13(LLELS), Indiaca INDICA eV2 XETA has Radial Tubeless 15580 R13, Indica INDICA eV2 XETA LPG has Radial Tubeless 16565 R13.

Alloy wheels

Indica EV2 has an option for alloy wheels.

Outside mirrors

Indica Ev2 has both front end passenger as well as driver side mirror.


The Tata Indica eV2 range is available in four exciting colours apple green, neo orange, arctic silver and mint white.

Rear wiper

There is no option of rear wiper in the car.

Roof rails

There is no option of roof rails in the car.

Sun roof

There is no option of sun roof in the Indica eV2.


Indica eV2 doesnot have any option for spoiler in the car.

Side Steps

Indica eV2 doesn't have any option for side step in the car.

Spare wheel

Indica eV2 comes with a spare wheel inside the boot.



Engine & Performance Details


Indica starter motor protection and reduction in the weight of the car by around 10kg, the Tata Indica eV2 ensures a better pickup. The new CR4 engine has resulted in 32 per cent increase in power, 65 per cent increase in torque as well as a 46 per cent improvement on fuel efficiency.

Top speed

Indica eV2 has top speed of about 155kmph whereas the speedo showed 159kmph in the speedo.

In-gear acceleration

Tata Indica eV2 diesel can reach 40-60 in 3.4 seconds on the third gear and top 80-100 in 6.95 seconds in the same 3rd gear.


Tata Indica eV2 gearbox is quick easy to handle and shifting gears is slightly above normal.


Indica eV2 has Diesel BS3 1396cc engine which 53.5@5500rpm, INDICA eV2 has Common Rail CR4 Diesel BS4 1396cc engine and gives 70@4000rpm, INDICA eV2 XETA has MPFi Petrol BS4 1193cc engine and 65.3@5000rpm, INDICA eV2 XETA LPG has Bifuel MPFi+LPG Petrol+LPG BS4 1193cc engine 65@5000 (Petrol), 61.8@5000 (LPG)


INDICA V2 generates 85nm @2500rpm, Indica eV2 has 140nm @1800-3000rpm, Indica eV2 XETA generates 99.8@2700rpm, Indica eV2 XETA LPG generates 99.8@2700 (Petrol), 100@2600rpm (LPG).

NVH levels

Indica has always been known for its odd sounds an high level of noise once the engine is reved high but nhow the refinement level of the engine is raised and the isulation provided inside the compartment or the interior is much more satisfying than its previous predecessaor but it still needs lot of work and improvement.



Diesel Mileage 25 kmpl

CNG Mileage --

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Diesel Variants
Tata Indica eV2 LS 25 kmpl
Tata Indica eV2 LS BS-III --
Tata Indica eV2 LX BS-III --
Tata Indica eV2 LX 25 kmpl
CNG Variants
Tata Indica eV2 emax GLS --
Tata Indica eV2 emax GLX --

Diesel Mileage

The overall mileage of Tata Indica ev2 is 18.5 kmpl, in city it is 17 kmpl and on the highway it gives a mileage of 23 kmpl.

Mileage Details

City fuel economy

Tata Indica eV2 returns 17kmpl in the city.

Highway fuel economy

Indica eV2 returns 24kmpl in the highways.

ARAI rated economy

25kmpl, certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for the CR4 diesel engine.

Tank Range

It has a tank range of about 975kms and ARAI has rated its the most fuel efficient hatchback amonst all.


Handling Braking & Safety Details


The dynamics too fall short. The suspension remains unchanged, so theres not much difference in the ride and handling. The low-speed ride is absorbent enough but the eV2 still jiggles over road undulations. The suspension is quite clunky too, and at higher speeds, the car gets quite unsettled. The steering is non-linear and vague, especially around the straight-ahead position; this adds to the floaty feeling the eV2 has at speed.

Braking performance

Dual Circuit, Diagonal Split Hyd. Brakes through Tandem Master Cylinder,Disc Brakes, Drum Brakes.

Safety features

Tata Indica eV2 comes with central locking with remote, Front fog lamps and rear fog lamps at the top variant LXGLX, Child safety lock on rear doors at the rear, high mounted stop lamp, collapsible steering and 3 point ELR seat belts for front seats and rear side across variants.


eV2 has no option for ABS.

Traction control

eV2 has no option for traction control.


Comfort & Suspension Details


The interiors of the new Tata Indica eV2 are in elegant shadow beige colour. The top trim sports a wooden finish centre console and a host of other features such as power windows, keyless entry, Bluetooth-enabled music system and USB port are all the goodies that you get in the car to keep one comfortable as well as entertained.

Front suspension

eV2 has Front Independent, Wishbone Type with Mcpherson Strut, Antiroll Bar.

Rear suspension

eV2 hasndependent, Semi Trailing Arm with Coil Spring Mounted on Hyd Shock Absorbers.

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Posted on 23 May 08 at 8:40 pm

Pros value for money

Cons wen its value for money we can let go many flaws

i have used a indica V2 for more than three&half years running 75000+ km sold it on october 2007 at Rs 180000 ,bought a new Indica dls,wel for me its really value for money,though there are certain glitches but i can ignore it.

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indica is the best in lower price tag....
Posted on 14 Jun 10 at 4:44 pm

Pros good looks,good mileage

Cons ugly interiors ,noisy engine(littlebit)

hello to everyone i have buyed indica v2 yestarday i was very confused when i was buying cars first of all i visit maruti suzuki showroom but idont find wagnor (new) gr8 becouse looks of that car are ugly than indica as well as space is also less and also main thing that the price tag of indica is much low than wagnor and i buyed indica at 3.60 and also u are getting a diesel car hence more average than wagnor and also diesel is more cheaper so u can calculate the savings but wagnor is gud in interiors and features whrere indica seems to lack but we wanted a simple car and also now u cant get diesel at this range indiaca engine is noisy but thats ok ...and also service need to be at regular intervals i suggest its a best car with low features and gr8 price i trully satistfy with my desicon ..thnx..

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Tata Indica V2 DLE BS II
Posted on 10 Jun 08 at 10:01 am

Pros This car gives the best average in diesel.

Cons Its not so good looking and does not have good interior.

This the car I own.My car has suffered many accidents and it is still running well.Its ok in performance side but its very very good in fuel economy.It is giving me a average of 21 kmpl with Ac off.With Ac on it gives an average of 19 kmpl.Car is spacious and five can sit cofotably in it.

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Posted on 23 Jul 10 at 11:33 am

Pros great look, good milege23km per litr, comfortable travelling

Cons Ugly interiors, noisy engine(littlebit thats ok)

I have own indica DLS BSIII feb 2007 model this is very good and comfortable well space with gr8 milege 23 km per litr.its best hatchback car in india & indian roads i trully satisfy with my indica n my desion....NO.1 indian tata's brand car

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Posted on 18 Dec 08 at 6:05 am

Pros good travelling

Cons very noisy

hay hello this is very good and comforatablerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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