Spied – Fully undisguised Tata Indigo eCS facelift continues testing

Posted on: May 3, 2013 - 3:03pm IST

Launched at the 2008 Auto Expo as India’s first sub-4m sedan, the Tata Indigo eCS has lost its sheen and it badly needs an upgrade.

Tata Indigo ecs facelift front spy

Tata has been testing a mildly updated car for the last few months and our friends at Motorbash.com have managed to catch the car on test once again.

The test mule does not carry any camouflage, but then there is nothing that has changed significantly to be hidden.

The front grill now gets new detailing, it gets a dash of chrome which encloses the Tata logo. The front bumper is revised and the fog lamps are now enclosed within new body colored housings. The headlamps now have a smoked effect.

The updated car gets a new set of alloy wheels and a dual tone bumper is the highlight of the rear. The rest of the exterior remains the same. We expect mild improvements to be made to the interior.

Tata Indigo eCS front
The grille, headlights, foglights, wheels and rear bumper will change on the facelift. Shown here is the current car for reference.

Powertrain options however are likely to remain the same. The Indigo eCS is powered by a 1.2 litre 65 bhp petrol and a 1.4 litre 70 bhp diesel engine. The latter’s fuel efficiency is rated at 25kmpl by ARAI.

A lot is happening in the sub four metre space. The Honda Amaze has just landed while the Mahindra Verito Vibe is on its way in the following weeks. The facelift for the Tata Indigo eCS at this juncture seems to be a sensible move.

[Source: Motorbash.com]

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3 thoughts on “Spied – Fully undisguised Tata Indigo eCS facelift continues testing

  1. nitin says:

    Please appoint me as your design consultant/quality manager.. as I feel that even I can do better job than your present people hired by you..

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  2. Ganesh says:

    Ugly to say the least. TATA get a life, get rid of this 20 year old platform and give us a break!!

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  3. vishal says:

    This facelift is uglier than the original. There was no need for black masking on the front bumper as that is usually done to hide visual mass – this was a problem in the back and never the front. Looks very awkward. The plastic dentures on the grille are laughable (i know its masked). What was the brief given to these guys? Are they making facelifts simply out of boredom? the wheel design is very confused. The B pillar masking is missing. Apart from smoking the lamps there is nothing they got right and that is really an insignificant element. Fog lamp casing is tacky and looks like a cheap after market item.
    It appears as though the best looking item was selected from a list of options and put together with no thoughts given to how they came together as a single product.

    If there is no money to spend on a proper facelift just do simple paint jobs like a blacked out roof and maybe introduce a new color to maintain freshness. Upgrade the INTERIORS! PLEASE!!

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!