The Tata Indigo CS (Compact Sedan) can be given credit for kick-starting the sub-4 meter segment (in sedans and SUV’s) in India. Tata made use of the taxation norms very well to make the compact Indigo, whilst still keeping the core values of the car, such as its roomy interior, intact.
Since the original Indigo CS, Tata have made sure that the car remained fresh by updating its engine to the more modern CR4 that delivers phenomenal fuel efficiency. The front end of the car was mildly updated and the interior was upholstered using trims of different colors.
In today’s market scenario, the Indigo eCS has a lot of competition and the stakes are high as well. Offering direct competition to the Indigo eCS is the Maruti Swift Dzire. Within a month, you can add the Honda Amaze to that list as well. Within a year, you will find the Mahindra Verito Compact (be it a sedan or a hatch). Compact sedans from Ford (B Platform-based) and Hyundai (i10-based) are on their way the coming years to give the eCS company.
To make sure that the Indigo eCS remains fresh, Tata plans on refreshing it, as you can see from the spy shots here.
At first glance, it appears that the refreshed Indigo eCS will have a new front grille with a new design for the fog lamps. At the rear, a new two-tone bumper seems to take shape and rear parking sensors are visible as well.
The test mule also has some test equipment in place, citing that some mechanical changes are to be expected as well.
While there is no official confirmation, Tata should launch the refreshed Indigo eCS by the end of the year.
[Source – MotorBash.com]