Tata Indigo eCS Review
Tata has launched its new car known as Indigo eCS with excellent and stylish interior and exterior features. Actually Indigo eCS is a short sedan but it has the appearance of a full-grown sedan. The vehicle is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The Indigo eCS is fully packed with a proficient engine which offers good power and torque along with excellent mileage.
Tata Indigo eCS Models
The Indigo eCS comes in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variants are
1) Tata Indigo eCS GLS
2) Tata Indigo eCS GLX
3) Tata Indigo eCS GVX
Similarly, the diesel variants includes
1) Tata Indigo eCS LS (TDI) BSIII
2) Tata Indigo eCS LX (TDI) BSIII
3) Tata Indigo eCS VX (TDI) BSIII
4) Tata Indigo eCS LS (CR4) BSIV
5) Tata Indigo eCS LX (CR4) BSIV
6) Tata Indigo eCS VX (CR4) BSIV
The Tata Indigo eCS comes in three engine options but available in both diesel and petrol variants. The diesel engines are available in two options. The first engine namely Common Rail CR4, 16 valve DOHC BSIV compliant engine which gives a displacement of about 1396cc with the maximum power of 70 PS @ 4000 RPM and maximum torque of about 140 NM @ 1800-3000 RPM. Another engine named TDI gives a power of about 70 PS @ 4500 RPM and torque of about 135 NM @ 2500 RPM. The petrol option of the new Tata Indigo eCS boasts Multi Point Fuel Injection System which is controlled by a microprocessor giving displacement of about 1193cc, maximum power of 65 PS and maximum torque of 100 NM @ 2700 RPM.
Mileage, Acceleration and Fuel Economy
The Indigo eCS gives a good acceleration and the diesel variant reaches 0 to 100 kmph speed in just 18 seconds whereas the petrol variant touches the 100 kmph with in 17 seconds. The CRDi engine of the car delivers 22.0 kmpl in the urban roads and 25 kmpl on highways and TDi BSIII engine gives a mileage of 13.6 kmpl in city and 18.3 kmpl on highways. In addition, the petrol MPFi engine delivers a mileage of about 15.0 kmpl in the city roads and 18.0 kmpl on the highways.
Design and Comfort
Eventhough it is a small sedan, it is quite spacious with comfortable seating arrangement in which four to five members take their seat comfortably. Tata Indigo eCS interiors comes with broad headroom, legroom, shoulder room, elbow room and boot space. The front fascia is well equipped with the long horizontal dashboard with the braces shaped wooden finish central console which houses two AC vents with controls and audio system. The Digital Clock is placed at the centre and the triangle button also is placed at the top of the central console. Some other features includes the T shaped three-spoke beige coloured steering with one vertical broad spoke and two slim horizontal spokes. The instrument cluster is of chrome ringed type displaying all the vitals of the car. The interiors are available in dual tone-beige and coco brown with fabric seats, partial fabric and full fabric options. At the front and rear doors, storage pockets are fitted. Then a front power outlet, front and rear power windows is also available. The ORVMs can be able to adjust form inside and heater option is also present in the car. The Auto Drive Assist in the car helps to drive easier and comfortable compared to other cars. In addition, clutch to start option and antiglare function makes the driving very safer.
The Tata Indigo eCS is a compact form of a sedan with appealing and gorgeous exteriors. The exterior features includes tinted glasses, body coloured bumpers, chrome garnished rub rails, hood in chrome, demister at the rear, front and rear fog lamps, wheel caps full, turn indicators on the body coloured and electrically adjustable ORVMs. The front portion of the Indigo eCS is designed with the big bonnet and the flat ‘u’ shaped grille with the Tata ‘T’ logo placed at the centre. In addition, the headlamps also dominates the front part of the Indigo eCS along with turn indicators inside the headlamp units. The tail lamps with cylinder shaped reverse lights are placed at the rear side of the Indigo eCS and the wheel arches have been refined with alterations to the exteriors for reducing the drag and makes more aerodynamic and lighter. The length of the car is measured as 3988mm, while the width is 1620mm and the height of the car is measured as 1540mm respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2450mm and ground clearance of 165mm which makes it best suited for Indian roads. Overall, the exteriors are really awesome and superb.
Braking and Handling
The car has good braking and handling capabilities eventhough the eCS has a short wheelbase. The Indigo eCS consists of ventilated disc type front brakes and rear drum brakes along with vacuum assited, independent dual circuit, diagonal split hydraulic brakes through tandem master cylinder. It has a rack and pinion type steering which helps to take a full turn in just 5.0 m.
The Indigo eCS comes with lot of excellent and advanced safety features which includes Anti-Lock Braking System and airbags. The front suspension of the car is of independent McPherson strut with Coil Spring and the rear suspension is an independent 3-link MCPherson strut with Antiroll Bar. The Indigo eCS engine is mated to 5-forward and 1-reverse gears. In addition to all, the features which enhances safety includes a central locking with key and keyless entry option, high mounted stop lamps, child safety locks on rear doors, warning buzzer, seatbelts and collapsible steering.
The colours available for Tata Indigo eCS includes
1) Jet Silver
2) Porcelain White
3) Spanish Tan
4) Royal Burgandy