Tata Indigo

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Tata Indigo
Tata Indigo eCS 2014.jpg
Tata Indigo eCS 2014
Manufacturer Tata Motors
Production 2002–present
Assembly Pimpri-Chinchwad, India
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car (2002–2009)
Compact car (2009–present)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive

The Tata Indigo is a sedan car produced by the Indian manufacturer Tata Motors since 2002. It is a sedan version of the Tata Indica, with which it shares a large number of parts.

First generation (2002–2009)[edit]

Tata Indigo
Tata Indigo in Geneva 2005.jpg
Production 2002–present
Designer I.DE.A Institute
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car
Body style 4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Related Tata Indica
Engine 1.4 L I4 (petrol)
1.4 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,450 mm (96.5 in)
XL: 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4,150 mm (163.4 in)
CS: 3,988 mm (157.0 in)
Marina: 4,158 mm (163.7 in)
XL: 4,377 mm (172.3 in)
Width 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Height 1,540 mm (60.6 in)
Marina: 1,575 mm (62.0 in)

Indigo Sedan (2002–2009)[edit]

The Indigo was launched in 2002 by Tata Motors India Limited (TMIL). Initially launched with a Turbo diesel and Petrol engines, and intercooled 'TDI' Engine and Dicor engine were added later. A minor redesign was done in 2006 which added dual chamber headlamps and different bumpers.This version was a big hit in Indian market & had TDI & Dicor engines. It was superseded by Tata Indigo Manza in 2009. It has a big boot space.

Indigo XL (2007–present)[edit]

The Long Wheel Base Version called the Tata Indigo XL went on sale in January 2007.[1] It has a 200 mm (7.9 in) stretched wheelbase and a 101 hp engine. The petrol model has MPFI 16 valve twin cam engine, while the diesel variant features a DICOR engine developed in-house. It fuel tank capacity of 42 L (9.2 imp gal; 11.1 US gal). This is an extra long and spacious car and it has a big boot.

Indigo CS (2008–present)[edit]

Tata Indigo CS ("CS" standing for compact sedan) was launched in 2008 at the Auto Expo in New Delhi. It is claimed to be the world's shortest sedan. The Indigo CS is therefore subjected to a relatively lower excise duty. There are three models each in petrol and diesel versions. Indigo CS petrol has a 1.2 litre, 65 PS (48 kW; 64 hp), MPFI engine variant and a 1.4 litre TCIC engine for the diesel version. The Indigo CS was initially launched with the Indica Grille and Headlights, and with the Indigo Dual chamber headlights and grille in 2009. A DiCOR option was also added later.

In 2010, it received a new BS-4 compliant Common rail CR4 engine and upgrades in technology class and design, under the name Indigo CS e-series or Indigo eCS.

Second generation (2009–present)[edit]

Second generation
Tata Indigo Manza from above.jpg
Production 2009–present
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door sedan
Platform Tata X1 platform
Related Tata Elegante
Tata Indica Vista
Engine 1.4 L Safire I4 (petrol)
1.3 L Quadrajet I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,520 mm (99.2 in)
Length 4,413 mm (173.7 in)
Width 1,703 mm (67.0 in)
Height 1,550 mm (61.0 in)

Indigo Manza was launched on 14 October 2009. The variant is based on the Tata X1 platform which was displayed by Tata Motors in its prototype form called Elegante Concept during the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. It is priced between Rs 4.8 lakhs and Rs 6.75 lakhs.[2] The launch coincided with the phasing out of the earlier sedan version of Indigo. The four variants are the Aqua, Aura, Aura (ABS) and the Elan with engine options of a 1.4 liter petrol and a 1.3 liter diesel engine.

Tata Motors have confirmed that the Indigo Manza will remain as a standalone platform and will not spawn other variants, like the previous generation.[3]

A facelifted version of the Manza, known as The Tata Manza Elan, was launched in February 7, 2011. A limited edition Manza Elan was also launched. This model was known as the Tata Manza Elan Celebration.

2012 Tata Manza Diesel (Front)


  1. ^ "Tata unveils Indigo XL at Rs 6.7 lakh". tata.com/tata_motors. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Tata Motors launches Indigo Manza". The Economic Times. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Tata launches Indigo Manza sedan". Business Standard Motoring. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 

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