Tata Indigo eCS facelift spied up-close

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013 - 4:52pm IST

You now know that the Honda Amaze compact sedan has launched in India, and Mahindra’s Verito Vibe, is coming to town next month.

2013 Tata Indigo eCS faceliftTata Indigo eCS facelift front spyshot

Since the relaunch of the Dzire last year, sales numbers have grown multi-fold for Maruti, even bettering the Swift on some occasions. Hyundai and Ford have to replace their current entry-level sedans by mid-decade, and would be watching the sub-4m rule closely.

Its logical to conclude that the sub-4m sedan segment has action-packed years ahead of it.

The Tata Indigo eCS, the car that pioneered this segment in early 2008, has undergone a cosmetic refresh. This is the first time the Indigo’s received a serious cosmetic change. When the CS became the eCS, the fuel efficiency was improved to a then industry leading 25kmpl, but the upgrades were restricted to new colors and wheels.

The Indigo eCS facelift gets a beehive grille in place of horizontal slabs, a revised bumper alongside smoked headlights and reverse parking sensors. The interiors are expected to change mildly. The 1.4-liter CR4 engine and the 5-speed manual gearbox won’t get upgrades, meaning that the peak power will remain at 70 bhp and the peak torque would be no higher than 140 Nm.

Tata Indigo eCS CNG
The CNG version of the Indigo eCS was spotted testing in Pune

Though not very popular in a diesel-dominated market, the eCS is also available with a 1.2-liter petrol engine. A CNG edition was spotted on test a few months ago, but is yet to hit showrooms. The eCS facelift should come out anytime this year, perhaps loaded with the extra fuel option.

The Indigo eCS facelift may not go on become India’s top seller or give stiff competition to the well-price Honda Amaze. Until Tata has a new generation sub-4m sedan to offer, they’ll have to tinker their existing line-up to limit the damage or impact of new launches.

[Source – IndianCarsBikes.in]

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5 thoughts on “Tata Indigo eCS facelift spied up-close

  1. VIVEK GOPINATH says:

    please tata please update the dashbord and interior of the indigo ecs..its strange that tata will start up every good and positive changes in automotive industry ..and in a year tata wud b the worst available in that segment and all other manufacturers would have made superb VFM cars based on that tata invention !! here also ,indigo cs is the best looking tata car in whole indigo family. but its stil sticking to that ramayana era dash board..please tata , add 20 or 30k to a cars price tag but give better quality products..

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  2. Mohammed says:

    Thank You Tata’s for creating the sub 4 metre segment in India and forcing everyone to follow the trend 🙂

    Are you to looking at creating new mileage records for the facelift, maybe beat the Amaze ? 🙂

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    1. PK says:

      Agree. Tata is the first one start this segment. What a thought by Tata..! Unfortunate that somebody else is gaining from this segment.

      Poor customer perseption on TATA has killed their products !

      Love to see a Indian company challenging the likes of Honda..!

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      1. Yuvi says:

        Poor Customer perception is because of poor Quality & after sales, service.,etc.

  3. abuna ventana says:

    isn’t the car outdated a bit?
    where is the new manza ecs?

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