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2008 Tata Indigo CS Photos, engines & full specs

Segment: Compact
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

TATA MOTORS Indigo CS 2008-Present 7 Photos
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The Indian automaker Tata Motors built the Indigo CS as a low-budget, three-box sedan vehicle fit for families and small enterprises, and the idea worked well, at least for the Indian market.

By Indian standards, the Indigo CS belonged to the compact segment hence the name: Compact Sedan, and it was the shortest sedan on the market. For other markets, such as the European one, it was more of a supermini vehicle. Regardless of its size, the car was fit for four adults, some luggage, and, most importantly, a fuel-efficient turbo-diesel engine underneath its hood.

Since Tata Motors tried to keep the development costs down, it used a local design team that transformed the Indica from a five-door hatchback into a sedan by adding a trunk in the back. Thus, the front fascia was similar, with triangular-shaped headlights, rounded at the corners, and a simple grille with two horizontal slats for the base trim levels. The upper ones boasted additional ornaments on it and a pair of fog lamps in the lower bumper. From its profile, the doors were the same as on the Indica.

Inside, the Indigo featured fabric upholstery and cranked windows, while the vinyl upholstery was on the options list. The front seats were flat, and the driver fronted a three-spoke steering wheel. On the instrument panel, Tata installed a wide speedometer and tachometer that sported additional gauges at their bottom for the water temperature and fuel level, respectively.

Tata Motors sold the vehicle with either a 1.2-liter gasoline or a 1.4-liter turbo-diesel engine, and all versions were paired with five-speed manual transmissions.

TATA MOTORS Indigo CS 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.2 MPI 5MT (65 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.4 CR4 5MT (70 HP)
  • 1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)

TATA MOTORS Indigo CS
1.2 MPI 5MT (65 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.2 MPI 5MT (65 HP)
Cylinders:4
Displacement:1193 cm3
Power:48 KW @ 5000 RPM
65 HP @ 5000 RPM
64 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque:74 lb-ft @ 2700 RPM
100 Nm @ 2700 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Fuel Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed, Manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/65 R 14
DIMENSIONS
Length:157 in (3988 mm)
Width:63.8 in (1621 mm)
Height:60.6 in (1539 mm)
Wheelbase:96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:13.4 cuFT (379 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2348 lbs (1065 kg)

TATA MOTORS Indigo CS
1.4 CR4 5MT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.4 CR4 5MT (70 HP)
Cylinders:4
Displacement:1396 cm3
Power:51 KW @ 4000 RPM
70 HP @ 4000 RPM
68 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque:103 lb-ft @ 1800-3000 RPM
140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM
Fuel System:Common Rail
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed, Manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/65 R 14
DIMENSIONS
Length:157 in (3988 mm)
Width:63.8 in (1621 mm)
Height:60.6 in (1539 mm)
Wheelbase:96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:13.4 cuFT (379 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2436 lbs (1105 kg)

TATA MOTORS Indigo CS
1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)
Cylinders:4
Displacement:1405 cm3
Power:51 KW @ 4500 RPM
70 HP @ 4500 RPM
68 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque:100 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
136 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Common Rail
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed, Manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/65 R 14
DIMENSIONS
Length:157 in (3988 mm)
Width:63.8 in (1621 mm)
Height:60.6 in (1539 mm)
Wheelbase:96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:13.4 cuFT (379 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2392 lbs (1085 kg)
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