TATA MOTORS Indigo Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 3
First production year: 2002
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline

2009 - Present

The Tata Indigo reached its second generation in 2009, after various updates for its first generation. It was unveiled in October 2009 and it wasn't based on the same platform as its predecessor. When India needed a cheap car, with low running costs and reliable, the Tata Industry launched the Indica. It was designed and built mainly for the Indian market, but it was also exported in other countries and in Europe. The simple design of the first generation was updated for the 2009 model, Indigo Manza. Since it was based on the same platform as the Indica Vista and it shared both th...

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diesel engines:

  TATA MOTORS Indigo Manza 1.3 QuadraJet 5MT (90 HP)

gasoline engines:

  TATA MOTORS Indigo Manza 1.4 Safire 5MT (90 HP)


2008 - Present

The Tata Indigo eCS may be labeled as a sedan, but this actually leaves you the impression of a hatchback that has received an extra volume at the back. When talking about the Indigo, Tata places a strong focus on the model’s reliability. The automotive producer explains that the sedan has managed to complete a non-stop trip around India that saw it eat up miles (14,000 km). The list of standard features is sparse, but this does include ABS and central locking with keyless entry. You can choose between a petrol and a diesel engine, with the later receiving a richer list of options. The...

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gasoline engines:

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


2002 - 2009

In 2002, Tata Motors introduced the Indigo on the market as a low-budget sedan for the Indian market, and it succeeded in attracting many people to buy it. While many carmakers are trying to build vehicles with more and more features, Tata Motors tried to do the exact opposite. It tried to create a cheap vehicle good enough to carry four people inside and some luggage in the trunk. Moreover, since the sedans were considered more upscale than hatchbacks, the automaker made it that way. The Indigo followed the new-edge design styling, which combined arches with sharp corners. Even though...

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