The Tata Indigo eCS VX, is the shortest sedan, having maximum length for hatchbacks; but looks and spacing wises matches a full grown sedan. It is available both in options of petrol and diesel engines.
The diesel variant has a 16 valve, Common Rail CR4, DOHC engine whereas the petrol version has MPFI engine equipped with 32-bit microprocessor. The diesel engine achieves max torque of 140 Nm between 1800-3000 rpm, thereby making it an economical car. The car has capability of delivering 25kmpl mileage and as per ARAI that makes it, India’s most fuel-efficient sedan.
Tata Indigo eCS VX:
This model is the highest variant in the category of Tata Indigo eCS VX IV Series. The car gets its power from a 16 valve, Common Rail CR4, DOHC engine fuelled by diesel and has incorporated the below-mentioned features:
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Alloy wheels
- Keyless entry
- Modern Central Console
- Rear Arm Rest
- The car is fitted with manual transmission.
- The engine has 2 cylinders, 8 valves and is of 1396 cc.
- The mileage in the city and in the highways is 22klmpl and 25kmpl respectively.
- The peak power achieved at 4000 rpm is 70 PS.
- It comes with standard power steering and standard central locking.
Color Variants: The vehicle is available in seven different colors which are:
- Mint White
- Arctic Silver
- Cosmic Blue
- Scarlet Red
- Mica Grey
- Sparkling Gold
- Carbon Black
Acceleration and Pick up: The new Tata Indigo eCS VX takes 18 seconds to reach a speed of 100kmph from a static position.
Exteriors: Having been built on a compact sedan platform, the new Tata Indigo eCS VX is less than four meters in length, however its boot finishes off too quickly for it to be termed as a true sedan. Exterior features, however, include the following:
- Body Colored Bumpers
- Tinted Glasses
- Chrome-garnished Rub Rails
- Fog lamps at the front and rear
- The rear view mirrors on the outside, which are electrically adjustable
- Full wheel caps
- Turn indicators
The dimensions of the vehicle are 3.988 m in length, 1.62 m width and a height of 1.54 m with a wheelbase of 2.45 m.
Interiors: Looks can be deceptive, as the interiors show a complete different picture as compared to the exteriors. Though compact from the outside, the new Tata Indigo eCS VX looks very spacious inside. 4 to 5 passengers can comfortably sit on this vehicle and it also has sufficient headroom, legroom, boot space, elbow and shoulder rooms. Decorations inside include:
- Long horizontal dashboard with wood finished central console housing the AC controls, two AC vents and the audio system.
- A centrally placed Digital clock.
- Three-spoke T shaped beige color steering.
- Interior matching color of the gearshift knob.
Wheels: The new Tata Indigo eCS VX is provided with seven-spoke fully alloyed wheels and use radial tyres along with wheel caps. 175/65 R14 tyre size is used by the vehicle. The tires are optimized for comfortable rides and efficient handling of the car.
Braking and Handling: The Tata Indigo eCS VX has been provided with diagonally split hydraulic brakes, Disc type in the front and Drum brakes at the rear. The new steering mechanism enables the vehicle to turn around within 5.0 m.
Safety and Handling: The vehicle has along with ABS, been provided with high quality suspensions both at the front and the rear. Highly mounted stop lamps have been provided. Child safety locks have been put in the rear doors. Car safety is also enhanced by the collapsible steering.
Pricing: This is the highest end model and has an off-road pricing of Rs.5.84 lacs.
Thus, with sedan-like interiors and a high fuel economy, the Tata Indigo eCS VX does pack a punch!