Tata Indica eV2 Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  July 24, 2013


After the launch of updated version of Indigo eCS, Tata has focused on the popular hatchback, Indica eV2. The company has modified suspension and has beautified its interior with new colours to position the fuel efficient car in a better place in hatchback arena. Tailgate has been trimmed with new designs to give a refreshing appeal to the facelift Indica eV2. The powertrain is tweaked to give better driving characteristics and impressive mileage. Tata Indica eV2 comes out as a durable, reliable and more adorable auto craft to suit the new generation executives who are very choosy when it comes to automobiles.

Tata Indica eV2 is rolled out with both BS III and BS IV engines and in LS and LX variants to make it simpler for customers to choose from. The colour shades for new hatchback include Jet Silver, Sea Blue, Mint White shades and also the brand new Spanish Tan colour, which particularly is electrifying the market through its charm.

Powertrain & Performance

The CR4 diesel engine of Tata Indica eV2 is refined to give out better fuel economy while producing ample power. The maximum power for 1396 cc powerhouse is 69 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque is 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 rpm. A 1405 cc BS III engine is also part of the powertrain options where this diesel motor produces 48.2 bhp @ 5000 rpm. Peak torque for this engine is 85 Nm @ 2500 rpm. Both the engines are known for their mileage and durability. Tata has designed a Smart-shift gear transmission which improves the smoothness of the drive.

Dual Path suspension system of the hatchback is designed to elevate comfort level and also refines the handling. Power steering option is provided in both variants of the automobile to improve drive quality.

Build & Styling

Although there are not many changes done to exterior the inclusion of new colour shade and addition of blinkers in ORVM are truly value additions. The front has the same triple step chrome grille and stylish headlamp unit which gives a confident face to the hatchback. The vertical tail lights design with integrated turn indicators is a distinguishable trait for Indica. Tailgate is further charmed with chrome garnish finishing the automobile in an adorable manner. Spanish Tan colour shade induces a unique theme for the refreshed model.

Compared to exterior the interior gets most of the additions in facelift model. The design of dashboard remains the same but new ebony black colour shade over dashboard makes it more interesting. To combine with this colour tone the silver metallic shade of centre console has been put in place. Music system with Bluetooth connectivity and air conditioner are desirable features of a hatchback which are loaded in this car. Electrically operated ORVM and power windows add more convenience with the power windows button available over centre console. The vast boot space with foldable rear seats makes the cabin versatile. Sahara Beige upholstery for seats goes well with the design of dashboard and centre console giving a grand and executive appeal to the interior.

To keep passengers safe the auto marque has added few basic safety features in the automobile. Front and rear fog lamps and high mount stop lamp improve driving safety while there are 3 point ELR seat belts and collapsible steering column to protect passengers from injuries. Central locking system and engine immobiliser keep the car safe when it is parked outside.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    •  Silver Metallic Finish Centre Console
    •  Power Windows
  • Cons

    • Safety Features Can Be Increased