‘Tata Motors, on Thursday, announced the launch of Tata Indica eV2, most fuel efficient car in India with a mileage of 25 kmpl, certified by Automotive Research Association of India(ARAI) for CR4 diesel engine’.
Built on Tata Indica platform, Tata Indica eV2 succeeds Tata Indica.
Indica eV2 sports all new CR4 Common Rail Diesel engine that has a 1.4 litre diesel engine delivering 70 PS@4000 RPM. With higher torque of 140 NM at a lower 1800-3000 RPM, improvements in the gear ratios, starter motor protection and reduction in the weight of the car by around 10 kg, it ensures a better pickup, the company claimed.
The new CR4 engine has resulted in 32 per cent increase in power, 65 per cent increase in torque as well as 46 per cent improvement on fuel efficiency, the company said. It is also available with MPFI petrol engine and both engines are compliant with BS4 emission norms.
This mileage of 25 kmpl is hinged on three technological advancements –
1) SMART EMS (Engine Management System) CHIP that involves perfectly calibrating every minute engine component to optimize functionality – Right from valve timing to compression ratios to pressure volume ratios, it flawlessly synchronizes every engine function to deliver this mileage.
2) MAXIMUM CHARGE COMBUSTION – An innovatively designed engine block and piston assembly that ensures effective intake and circulation of charge (mixture of air and fuel), thereby almost preventing friction between parts. The result is max combustion of charge, increased efficiency and power.
3) DRAG REDUCTION – Redesigned wheel arches and subtle alterations on the exterior combined with a lighter shell and engine have collectively contributed to making the car more aerodynamic, reducing the drag coefficient.
Besides, improved driveability, the new Tata Indica eV2 also offers two class defining features. The Auto-drive assist that ensures that while climbing a gradient the engine will not stall even if the foot is completely taken off the clutch, enabling the driver to easily shift his foot to the accelerator. Another first is the Clutch-To-Start feature that will ensure that one cannot crank the engine unless the clutch is fully engaged, hence there is no risk of re-crank if engine is on.
The interiors of the new Tata Indica eV2 are in elegant shadow beige colour. The top trim sports a wooden finish centre console and host of other features like power windows, keyless entry, Bluetooth enabled music system and USB port, 4 spoke collapsible steering wheel, tachometer, rear parcel shelf, 60:40 rear seating, front and rear fog lamps.
The exterior styling gets enhanced by sporty alloy wheels, attractive decals, a new tail light cluster and rear bumper.
The Tata Indica eV2 range is available in four exciting colours- Apple Green, Neo Orange, Arctic Silver and Mint White.
The Tata Indica eV2 is in the range of Rs 3.95 lakhs and Rs 4.77 lakhs, (ex-showroom Delhi) for CR4 diesel engine and in the range of Rs 2.95 lakhs and Rs 3.58 lakhs, (ex-showroom Delhi), for MPFI petrol. The car comes with a warranty of 24 months or 75000 km whichever is earlier.
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