Tata Indigo Features, Price, and Specification 2021

The Tata Indigo is a supermini produced by the Indian manufacturer Tata Motors produced from 2002 through 2016. It is the four-door saloon version of the Tata Indica, a supermini especially designed for developing countries.

In 2009, Tata released the second generation of the Indigo, called Tata Indigo Manza to distinguish it from the first generation which remained in production.

Depending on Variants, the price of the car ranges 5-7 lakhs.

Tata Indigo Comes with multiple color options like Carbon Black, Sequin Red, Starry Grey, Sunrise Pearl, Arctic Silver & Mint White.

First Generation (2002-2018):

The first generation of the Indigo, which was launched in the Indian market in 2002, is based on the Tata Indica, a subcompact hatchback. The two cars shared a similar design, while the Indigo had a longer wheelbase and a 450 L trunk, and turbo-diesel and petrol engine options. The car received its first design refresh in 2006, giving it distinguishing features such as double-barreled headlamps, front fog lamps, more up-market interiors with fabric upholstery, etc.

The 2006 Tata Indigo went on to form the base platform for three other cars: the Indigo Marina station-wagon with a large boot and a ski-rack; the Indigo XL, a variant with a longer wheelbase for increased legroom in the second row, air-conditioner vents for the second row, and leather upholstery option; and the Indigo CS, a smaller version with a length of under 4 meters to take advantage of tax benefits for vehicles of that size. The latter was renamed Indigo eCS after an engine upgrade in 2010.

Tata Motors discontinued the Indigo and Indigo Marina in 2009. The Indigo eCS remained in production, receiving a design refresh and the addition of ABS in 2013.

Second Generation (2009-2016):

The Indigo Manza was launched on 14 October 2009. The variant is based on the Tata X1 platform.. The launch coincided with the phasing out of the 2007 Tata Indigo, and the re-positioning of the Indigo XL as a fleet/taxi car. The Indigo Manza features a modern feature-set, including front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD; an audio system integrated into the dashboard, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, diamond-cut alloy-wheels, and a 500-litre trunk. The car is larger than the 2007 Indigo in all dimensions. In 2012, Tata Motors launched a design refresh across all variants, called the Tata Manza “Club-class.”


Tata Motors continuously made changes in this car model, There are variants like

Indigo XL:

Launched in 2007, the Indigo XL was a variant of the 2006 Indigo, with its wheelbase increased by 200 mm, and a few up-market features. The added wheelbase translated into increased legroom in the second seating row and a bigger trunk. Tata positioned it as a premium product and equipped it with a few upgrade features such as optional leather upholstery, rear air-conditioner vents, a rear center arm-rest with cup-holders, and a new 16-valve MPFI petrol engine option with DOHC and a power output of 101 hp (75 kW). It retained the 1.4 L Dicor engine from the Indigo.

In 2009, with the introduction of the Indigo Manza based on its newer X1 platform, Tata Motors pulled the Indigo XL from consumer sales, and relegated it only to fleet sales as a taxi. The 2009 Indigo XL retained most of its feature-set from the 2007 original, with the exception of lack of leather upholstery and factory-fitted audio system. The car was offered in three engine variants, beginning with the 16-valve MPFI petrol engine carried over from the original, with a newer Bharat Stage IV-compliant catalytic converter, a dual-fuel CNG variant, which can switch on-the-fly between petrol and CNG, with a factory-fitted CNG kit; and the 1.4 L CR4 turbocharged common-rail diesel engine, also Bharat Stage-IV compliant, with a power output of 70 hp (52 kW). 

Indigo CS (2008–2016):

2014 Tata Indigo CS (compact-sedan) was launched in 2008, as a crossover between a hatchback and a sedan, while technically being referred to as the latter. It was originally designed to appeal to buyers who sought an inexpensive “3-box” car at the price of a hatchback. At launch, the Indigo CS was the shortest sedan in the world, with a length of 3,998 mm. The Indigo CS retained most of the feature-set of the 2007 Indigo. The car was launched with the 1.4 L turbocharged diesel engine, and the 1.2 L 8-valve, 4-cylinder petrol engine carried over from the Indica Xeta. Both these engines complied with Bharat Stage-III emission norms.

In 2010, Tata Motors introduced the first design update to the Indigo CS, in the form of the company’s new 1.4 L CR4 turbocharged common-rail diesel engine, rechristening the car as Indigo eCS. This high-end version 1.4 L CR4 engine complies with the Bharat Stage-IV norms.

1. Dimension & Capacity:

Tata Indigo is from supermini genre; its kerb weight is about 1150 kg, other physical stats are:-

Length 4377 mm

Width 1620 mm

Height 1520 mm

Wheelbase 2650 mm

Indigo has got seating Capacity of 5; and the boot space amazingly is spacious about 450 L. The fuel tank capacity of Tata Indigo is 42 L

2. Engine & Transmission:

The Tata Indigo has 2 Diesel Engine, 2 Petrol Engine and 1 CNG Engine on offer. The Diesel engine is 1405 cc and 1396 cc, the Petrol engine is 1405 cc and 1396 cc while the CNG engine is 1405 cc. It is available with the Manual transmission. Depending upon the variant and fuel type the Indigo has city mileage of 20 kmpl (approx) and a highway mileage of approx 23 kmpl, though its ARAI certified mileage ranges from 18.24 – 25kmpl with a ground clearance of 165 mm.

Fuel TypeDieselPetrol
Engine Displacement1396 cc1405 cc
Engine descriptionCR4 EngineMPFI Petrol Engine
Engine TransmissionManualManual
Maximum Power71 bhp@4000rpm85 bhp@4500rpm
Maximum Torque140 Nm@1800rpm107 Nm@2500rpm
Top Speed155 kmph158 kmph

3. Brakes & Suspension:

Tata Indigo has got moderate braking system. It has got disk brake on front only. Suspensions in the car perform quite amazingly.

SuspensionIndependent McPherson strut with anti-roll barIndependent 3-link McPherson strut with anti-roll bar

4. Steering:

Depending on variants, Tata Indigo has got both Power & Manual steering, The Turning Radius of the

Car is 5.0 meters.

5. Comfort & Convenience:

Some key features of Tata indigo are

  • Power steering
  • Air Conditioner
  • Front Power Windows
  • Wheel Covers

But there are some more eye-catching features like Hater, Adjustable Steering, Remote control Features like trunk & Fuel Lid opener, Accessory Power Outlet, Keyless entry which depends on the variant.

6. Interior & Exterior:

Tata Indigo is a Saloon version supermini, with a handy, classy look, it has got Sedan class interior which is very cozy and catchy. We got here

  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Digital Clock, Odometer

We got Adjustable Headlights, Adjustable External Rear View Mirror, most classy Tinted glass, Integrated Antenna on the Exterior of the stylish handy Tata Indigo.

7. Tyres:

Tata Indigo Has Tubeless, Radial tyres on its 14 sized alloy wheels. The tyre size of the car is 175/65 R14.

8. Safety:

Remote Central Lock System, Engine Check Warning, Child safety locks, Day & Night Rear view Mirrors, Also Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Rear seat belts, Front & Side Impact Beams like features made this car completely safe in hand.

Tata Indigo made every point clear in its arena, if it is not a supreme deal, what will be?

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