August 25, 2008

Tata Motors Launches Indica Vista

Indian automobile manufacturer Tata Motors has launched the new generation Indica Vista.

The company claims that the new Indica Vista is powered by a range of powertrains, including the new 75bhp 1.3L Quadrajet common rail diesel engine and the 65bhp, 1.2L CVCP Safire multi-point fuel injection petrol engine being manufactured at the new Fiat-Tata joint venture plant at Ranjangaon in Maharashtra, India.

The company claims that the Quadrajet operates at 1,400 bar with four injections per cycle and delivers a torque of 190Nm over a flatter speed range for better city driving. It also has the option of the existing 1.4L turbocharged intercooled TDi engine which has been refined further and mated to a smooth-shift gearbox.

The car is being launched in seven variants priced at INR349,000 for the 1.2L petrol Safire at the lower end, going up to INR488,000 for the top-end 1.3L Quadrajet. The TDi version comes at nearly the same price as the outgoing Indica V2 version.