Spied – Tata Indica XL spotted undisguised

Posted on Jan 25 2013 - 11:09am by Shrawan Raja
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Proving us right, the Tata Indica XL, spotted on so many occasions, is a bootless Indigo XL.

Tata Indica XL CR4Tata Indica XL spotted undisguised

This image was tweeted out by Overdrive magazine, a test mule sporting the same body color was spotted several times in the last year around the Pune area.

The seating layout of the Indica XL is still a mystery, there were suggestions that it could have three rows and there’s a market for such a vehicle (Datsun is believed to be stretching the wheelbase of the K2 to make a similar spin-off for 2015). As the Indica’s cabin cannot be accessed via the boot door, we could see seats facing each other placed at the back.

Under the hood, the Indica XL will feature a 1,396 cc CRDI engine that outputs 70 PS @ 4,000 RPM and 140 NM at 1,800-3,000 RPM. This engine is mapped to return 25kmpl in the ARAI driving cycle. The Indica XL may not have any specialties to its powertrain except for this feature, the same 5-speed manual transmission is certain to continue.

Recent spyshots are testimony to an unchanged interior upholstery in addition to a few inserts on the dashboard. A stretched wheelbase hatchback with three rows of seats would be a first for any auto manufacturer.

What’s next? An Indica ute?

[Source - Twitter.com/ODMag]

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  1. Sridhar January 28, 2013 at - Reply

    A stillborn child

  2. Ramesh January 27, 2013 at - Reply

    I think this model is a 7-8 seater purely targeted at the Taxi segment. Unless it is to carry more passengers, they would not have extended the wheelbase of the car.

  3. mm patra January 26, 2013 at - Reply

    is it a real? if so then it is good.

  4. Ganesh January 25, 2013 at - Reply

    Yuck! another sibling from with lousy Indica face!!

  5. Dmitry January 25, 2013 at - Reply

    What’s wrong with its front bumper?))

    • Shrawan Raja January 25, 2013 at - Reply

      Hi Dmitry, this is a test prototype, the production version would look complete.

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