Tata Indigo Review
The Indian auto manufacturer, Tata, who stepped into the passenger vehicle market in 1991 has now expanded its roots globally. Starting with its neighboring countries, Tata has grabbed a significant market share in Philippines as well. With its small lineup, Tata is oriented towards the customers who wish to have maximum utility over sophisticated features in its cars. Based on the same philosophy, earlier this year, Tata Motors Philippines introduced the 2016 Tata Indigo LX Diesel in the country with safety updates along with the upgrades in its frugal diesel performance.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Famous for a taxicab among the Filipinos, the new Indigo is powered with a new 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine which is tuned to churn out a maximum power of 70 hp and peak torque of 135 Nm. Mated with a 5+1 speed Manual gearbox, this compact sedan is capable of returning the city mileage of 15-19 kmpl, which makes it a fuel-friendly sedan specially for taxi-drivers.
The sedan sibling of Tata Indica, Indigo too has received stylish looks, which can definitely attract different segments of crowds. Available in body paints of Burgundy Royal, Porcelain White and Jet Silver, the company has offered a significant range of choice to its customers. Along with its striking looks which includes body colored wraparound bumpers and chrome accentuated smiling grille, the new Indigo is absolutely an eye candy. The 2016 Tata Indigo rides on 14-inch alloy wheels and possess a long wheelbase of 2450 mm. The dimensions of 4177 mm x 1745 mm x 1540 mm (L X W X H) helps Indigo to maintain a significant stance on the road.
Stepping inside the Tata Indigo, you will be welcomed with the interior which is a perfect blend of simplicity and utility. The new compact sedan comes with the supreme utility consisting of power steering, Manual Central Lock, Dual tone Interiors, and Center Console in gun metal finish. The entertainment features have also given an equal attention with 2 Din Music system with CD Player along with 4 speakers, USB and Aux Support. Its spacious cabin area and luggage space of 450-litre further improve its utility aspect.
Safety, Braking, Miscellaneous
With the trending application of latest safety features, TATA has recently incorporated its upgraded safety features in the new Tata Indigo. Developed on Tata's Engineering car platform, the new compact sedan now features SRS airbags, ABS and side impact beams. Its TECT design which promotes highly safe driving experience and Anti-Lock Braking System with brake assist control prevents skidding and slipping, making the the new Indigo more preferable in its segment.
With all the above features, Tata Indigo is positioned as the perfect compact sedan for the people who prefer simplicity or the one's who are looking forward to start their Taxi services.