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TATA MOTORS Indica Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 1998
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback
 

2008 - 2015

Launched initially as a hatchback version for the better known Indica, it was sold mainly in India. The connection with the Indica name, which is associated mostly with cheap taxi vehicles, was a drawback for some of the customers. Other than that, the three engine choices, from which two were diesel and one was gasoline, offered decent power and fuel consumption for the Indian market. The base engine was a 1.1-liter gasoline unit with 68 hp and 98 Nm (72.3 lb-ft) of torque. The other two engines were 1.3- and 1.4-liter turbodiesel engines with 88 hp and 70 hp, respectively. No, this is n...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.2L MPI 5MT (65 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.4L MPI 5MT (90 HP)

diesel engines:

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (75 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (90 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.4 TDI 5MT (54 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)

 

1998 - 2007

Tata Indica was the first car designed with the Indian customer in mind, and Ratan Tata was the driving force behind it. After eight years since the market liberalization in India, Tata unveiled the Indica at the 1998 New Dehli Auto Expo in Pragati Maidan. The audience was keen to see the new car, which promised to be cheap to buy, cheap to run, and tailored for the Indian market. Ratan Tata didn't trust its design department from Telco Industries, who knew how to create trucks and buses. He relied on the Italian I.DE.A design studio, and the result was a modern-looking vehicle th...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  TATA MOTORS Indica 1.4L 5MT (60 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica 1.4L 5MT (67 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)

  TATA MOTORS Indica 1.4L 5MT (86 HP)