Tata Indigo eCS, a Sedan is manufactured in 5 variants in India in the form of 5 Diesel cars. It comes in 3 colours, namely, Jet Silver, Porcelain white and Royal Burgundy. Tata motors have launched the comparatively more stylish new Indigo eCS in order to keep up the pace with the growing competition in Indian automotive industry. The company has designed this sedan in a compact size to fit the demands of the Indian market. The sedan has exceptional mileage and performance besides the brand’s trust. The vehicle has got a substantial share of the market.
Reflecting its sibling hatchback, the Indigo eCS is called the world's smallest sedan. However, its big bonnet makes it look like a fully-grown sedan. The new Tata Indigo eCS comes with a number of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. The sedan features redesigned front look with diamond shaped grille chrome; plus smoked headlamps are mounted in the front end. The rear end has prominent tail lamps and cylindrical reverse lights. The exterior also has body coloured bumpers, hood in chrome, tinted glasses, demister at the rear, chrome garnished rub rails and front & rear fog lamps. In addition, it comes with body coloured turn indicators, wheel caps and adjustable electronic ORVMs (Outer Rear View Mirrors). This model is available in five sparkling colours including sterling gold, starlight blue, Porcelain White, Royal Burgundy and Arctic Silver.
INTERIOR & FEATURES
The interior is new & refreshing. The eCS is quite cavernous and offers comfortable seating to five passengers when compared to normal sedans. Its majority reflects the Indica from the inside with few exceptions like dual tone beige and coco brown colour interiors and partial or full fabric seats. The dashboard is quite wide and the central console comes in classy wooden finish housing a stereo system and two AC vents. Leather wrapping option for gearshift knob is also provided in top-end variants of the sedan. It also has storage pockets on the front/rear doors, auto drive assist, a front power outlet, adjustable driver seat, vanity mirror on passenger seat and front & rear cabin lights. The top variants of eCS offer front and rear power windows.
The sedan is available in three engine options including two diesel and one petrol. The 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine is more frugal than the 1.3-litre quadrajet. A smooth five-speed manual gear transmission is equipped in all the engines. The 1.4-litre CR4 diesel engine produces 69.04 bhp of peak power and a maximum torque of 140 Nm. The 1.3-litre diesel engine offers a maximum power output of 69.04 bhp with a peak torque of 135 Nm. On the other hand, the petrol engine generates 64.11 bhp of highest power and a maximum torque of 100 Nm.
The 1396 cc Diesel model gives a fuel economy of 19.6 kmpl.
PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
The eCS is known for its exceptional mileage as compared to other cars. The diesel variant reaches 0 to 100 kmph in 18 seconds and the petrol engine reaches 100 kmph mark within 17 seconds. An impressive mileage of 22.0 kmpl in city and 25 kmpl on the highways is delivered by the CRDi engine powered variant. However, TDi BSIII engine variant gives in-city mileage of 13.6 kmpl and on-highways mileage of 18.3 kmpl. The petrol variants deliver a maximum mileage of 18.0 kmpl on highways and an average of 15.0 kmpl in the city. The car also performs well in CNG variants. In comparison, the petrol engine is more frugal that the diesel one as it allows inhibited fuel flow with multi-point fuel injection system. The ‘T' shape three-spoke steering is elegant in looks and has comfortable grip. Moreover, the new steering mechanism has made the sedan very comfortable to drive on city roads.
The eCS competes with other sedans like Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire.